Choosing a Material for Fence Building: Six Common Types
Trying to decide on a material for fence building can get confusing. Here’s some basic information on six types to get you started.
Aluminum works well for an attractive, basic-style fence that doesn’t require much maintenance. It’s durable and strong, although not as strong as iron. Unlike iron, however, aluminum won’t rust and doesn’t need sanding. Property owners can paint aluminum any color to match exterior decor.
Attractive and homey, wood is an extremely popular material for fencing. It’s also a cheaper option for fence building than other materials. Unfortunately, wood is vulnerable to pests and rotting, but higher-quality wood will be more durable.
PVC can mimic wood’s appearance, and it’s a cost-effective option for fencing. The material comes in a variety of heights and colors to suit different preferences. It resists the elements fairly well.
Wrought Iron Fencing
If you’re looking for strength and beauty, wrought iron is a good fencing option for you. The downsides are that wrought iron is expensive and requires significant upkeep. Every two to three years, it requires sanding or repainting to maintain its aesthetics.
Chain Link Fencing
Chain link fences are durable, cheap, and low-maintenance. They provide little privacy, but some property owners add vines or shrubbery to decrease visibility through them.
If you’re concerned about graffiti, vinyl is a great choice. The material resists paint, which makes cleaning it simple. It’s also fairly strong and cost-effective.
The professionals at Allstar Fence & Deck can give you more assistance in choosing the right type of fence for you. Please contact our company to find out more.