The Best Fencing Materials

Whether you are replacing your old fence or is the first time fencing your home, it is always worth it to consider your options. Choosing the best materials is not as easy as you thought it would be. There are factors that you must first take into consideration before deciding on the materials and design of your fence.

Some elements to take into account during house fencing:

Goal

You need a fence to have a certain purpose, such as securing a border or providing seclusion or aesthetic appeal. Chain link fences for security, wood fences for seclusion, picket fences for aesthetics, and metal fences for boundary marking are some of the most popular fence kinds. 

Material

You want a fence that can accommodate your choices for upkeep, style, and spending limit. Wood, metal, vinyl, and composite are a few of the most popular materials used for fences. 

  • Wood fences are adaptable and inexpensive, but they need to be painted or stained on a regular basis. 
  • Metal fences can rust or corrode, yet they are strong and beautiful. Although weather-resistant and low maintenance.
  • Vinyl fences can discolor or crack. 
  • Composite fences are durable and eco-friendly but expensive and difficult to maintain.

Style

Your fence should complement the architecture and surroundings of your property. The most popular fence styles are wrought iron fences, lattice fences, split rail fences, vertical board fences, and horizontal board fences. Although traditional and straightforward, vertical board fences can obstruct the view and light. Modern and stylish horizontal board fences might droop or warp. Lattice fences may be frail and brittle while being aesthetically pleasing and airy. Split rail fences appear unassuming and unnatural, but animals or trespassers can easily get through them. Although elaborate and elegant, wrought iron fences may be pricey and challenging to construct. 

Height

You need a fence that can abide by both your own preferences and municipal ordinances. Your fence’s height will be influenced by things like your intended use, your neighbors, your view, and your local zoning regulations. In general, privacy fences are taller than ornamental fences, front yard fences are lower than backyard fences, and residential fences are lower than business fences.