Fences serve the dual purpose of beautifying your yard and protecting your loved ones and property. Installing a fence enhances the landscape appearance of your residential property and keeps small children and pets from wandering into the streets.
The type of fence that you should build around your house is mainly dependent on your purpose and preference but, of course, other factors such as budget, durability, and location should also be considered.
Wood fences are the most popular type of fence because of its natural beauty compared to other fences. It can also be customized to suit your specific needs. You can opt for the classic picket fence or have a solid wall design to maintain your privacy.
Usually, wood from cedar is used to build wood fences.. PVC post sleeves can also be included on the portion of the cedar post that is underground, eliminating contact of the post with damp soil and therefore extending the life of the fence.
Chain Link Fences or Steel Hex Wire Fences
If you are interested in putting up a fence to surround your house to keep deer and wildlife out, a steel hex wire deer fence or chain link fence are the most cost-effective options. Both are transparent fence styles and do not obstruct the view and still provide the barrier you need. If the necessary, both can satisfy pool code requirements.
Vinyl fences are good alternatives to wood fences. They are made of PVC so they are not likely to rot or warp. They are available in various designs, so choosing the design you like will not be very hard. These fences do not require heavy maintenance; occasional washing would be enough. Molded or hollow vinyl can be a cost-effective material for your fence. While solid vinyl can mimic the look and feel of wood without deteriorating and will maintain your fence paint color for a longer period of time.
Wrought Iron Fences
Wrought iron fences are the strongest and most durable of all the types of fences. The cost of this type of fence installation can be high due to the cost of metal as well as the labor required for fabrication. However, you can be sure that this durable fence will last a very long time. They need occasional repainting to prevent rust from damaging the metal. Alternatively, wrought iron can be powder coated for a smooth, long-lasting finish that holds up significantly longer than paint.
These fences are great alternatives to wrought iron fences because the cost of installing them is less expensive.. They are durable and require no maintenance.
- The right kind of fence enhances your yard as well as keeps your pets and children from wandering out of sight.
- Wood fences are aesthetically beautiful and require occasional maintenance to prolong life.
Aluminum and PVC fences require very little maintenance.