Which Type of Fence is Right for You?

December 30th, 2013 Category: General

Choosing a fence to surround your home or yard definitely deserves plenty of care and thought. This is because, unlike choosing paint colors or furniture, your fence should hold up for many, many years. Some of the most popular options for fencing material are wood, vinyl, and aluminum. Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of each material.

Wood Fencing

Wood fencing gives a timeless look to any property with a nearly infinite amount of style and color combinations available to personalize it to your taste. Wood is also quite affordable, so your new fence won’t break the bank. In addition, repairing a wood fence is amazingly easy compared to vinyl and aluminum – often it’s merely a matter of nailing up a new piece of wood.

Wood does need careful treatment in order to last, as exposure to the elements can cause fading, warping, and rot. But overall, wood is a stylish and affordable option to think about for your new fence project.

Vinyl Fencing

Slightly more expensive than wood fencing, vinyl remains a great option due to its low maintenance cost and hassle-free upkeep. In fact, vinyl may be cheaper over the long haul when you factor in the repair and maintenance costs of a wood fence. Although vinyl is not available in quite the smorgasbord of colors as wood, it does come in a wide variety of attractive styles of its own.

Aluminum Fencing

If you want a fence that requires little maintenance, aluminum might be the best choice for you. Since aluminum fencing comes in several different grades, you choose the quality of your fence right off the bat, determining in large part how long your fence will last. Aluminum is less expensive than wrought iron but provides a similar stately and attractive look to your lot. Additionally, aluminum will not rust, making for less upkeep and a longer-lasting fence. More and more property owners are turning to aluminum fencing.

Which to Choose?

It’s ultimately up to you what kind of fence you want to install around your property. At Outdoor Specialties, we have many combined years of experience installing many different kinds of fencing materials. If you still have questions, you can contact us or come visit one of our showrooms to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of many different kinds of fencing material to be sure you are choosing the one that is best for your home.he one that is best for your home.

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