Fence Buying Guide
If you are planning to add a fence to your outdoor space, there are a lot of design decisions you will need to make. Not only will you need to decide what type of fence you’d like, you’ll also need to choose the material the fence will be made of. Let’s look at the pros and cons of different types of fencing, and fencing materials.
Wood fencing is one of the most common types of fencing available. Wooden fences can be designed in a variety of ways to meet a large range of needs. Tall privacy fences are a popular option, especially for parents of young children, or dog owners. Wood is a good option, being more economical than vinyl, however it is not as long lasting, and can be more difficult to clean.
Vinyl fencing is a very popular option, with many variations and colors available. Vinyl is long lasting, easy to clean, and can look just like a real wood fence, but with a longer lifespan. Vinyl fencing, like wood fencing, can be used to make many different styles or heights on fence, but is a popular option for privacy fences.
Aluminum fencing is another option, being longer lasting than wood and vinyl. Aluminum is a popular choice for pool fences, or for a fence simply to mark your property’s perimeter. Aluminum fencing is not as popular of an option for dog fences, as they typically are not as tall, and they are see through, allowing dogs to see (and bark at) things outside the yard.
Other Fencing Materials
Other common fencing materials include chain link fences, which are economical, but not as nice looking. Electric fences are a good alternative for farm fencing, because of the area the fence needs to cover. For fencing in gardens, chicken wire can be a good option because it can keep small creatures out of your garden beds.
If you are ready to add a fence to your home, but are unsure what material or type of fence will serve you best, give us at Outdoor Specialties today! Our team can walk you through the pros and cons of each type of fencing we offer, and help you decide on the best fit for your home. Give us a call and help us determine what the best fencing material is for you!