Need Fencing? Know Your Options
If you need to fence your yard or replace old fencing, you may be pleased to know that there are many different options available today. When choosing a material and style for your new fence, you’ll need to reflect on how you need it to function. Some homeowners are looking to enhance their privacy. Others need a tall fence to effectively secure their large dog. Others are looking for a way to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their yard. Fortunately, there are many different types of fencing to choose from–and several options serve a diverse range of functions. Consider the following options when choosing your new fence.
A wood fence is a traditional fencing option. Wood fences can last for decades depending on the type of wood uses and how well they are maintained. Smaller wood fences like the classic white picket type are generally more affordable than tall privacy wood fences that might stretch as high as six to eight feet. It’s important to treat your wood fence to protect it from moisture and rot. One of the highlights of a wood fence, besides its charming appearance, is the fact that it’s available in so many different styles that include: picket, louver, post-and-rail-lattice, and vertical board. While pine and spruce are affordable options (and durable when treated), the most sought-after (and priciest) options tend to be redwood and cedar.
PVC fencing is an increasingly popular option for fences because this material is virtually maintenance free and affordable. PVC fencing, like wood fencing, comes in many different styles and heights. It’s also available in many different colors. While PVC fences aren’t as strong as wood or some times of metal fences, they are relatively easy to install and do make effective barriers. PVC is often favored as a privacy fence because even tall options are less expensive than other fencing options.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron fencing is also a traditional option that homeowners favor. These fences are durable as well as aesthetically pleasing. They pair well with a wide array of home styles too. The main issue with wrought iron is that it is expensive, which may be problematic if you have a large space to fence, and it requires substantial upkeep in order to prevent rust. Typically, especially if you live in an area that gets a decent amount of rain or snow, these fences need to be sanded and repainted every couple of years. If you’re looking for a security fence, however, wood or PVC may be better options for you.
Chain Link Fencing
Chain link fencing may not be the most aesthetically pleasing option, but it’s definitely a durable type of fence. If you have strong dogs, for instance, this type of fencing is a good option. It’s easy to install and requires little to no maintenance. Privacy slats are available for chain link fences.
If you’re in the market for a new fence, consider these options. We can help you source your fence and install it for you. Contact us to discuss your needs and we’ll help you find the ideal fencing solution for your house.