Today’s wide variety of fencing materials and styles allows for homeowners to create almost any look they want once certain factors are taken into account. The variables to be considered in selecting the type of fence for residential enclosures will include the appearance, the cost, and whether the fence will be used for security, privacy, or both.
Fencing material varies widely, from low-cost chain link to maintenance-free vinyl to luxurious wooden. Let us consider the pros and cons of each and how they would fit for use in creating residential enclosures.
Inexpensive Chain Link Fencing
Contrary to the supposed dream of a white picket fence, most homeowners use chain link fencing for their residential enclosures. The reasons are simple. Chain link fencing is relatively inexpensive, less noticeable, more versatile, and requires little to no maintenance.
People with children and pets can use industrial strength chain link because it will protect the little ones without making them feel shut in the way a wooden privacy fence might. Repairs also are easy to make, and gates can be added later without extreme effortif needs change.
Long-Lasting Vinyl Picket Fencing
Vinyl fencing has the plus of looking like expensive wooden fencing, but it lasts much longer without the painting or staining wood requires. Repairs are quite simple and most homeowners can make them themselves. Vinyl fences come in a variety of colors and styles, but they do not provide wood’s privacy and security.
Aesthetically Pleasing Wooden Fencing
In addition to providing ultimate privacy and excellent security, wood fencing is considered among the most attractive of choices. The fences can be made to any height, sport elegant toppers, and painted any color. Maintenance is an issue, though, and wood tends not to last as long as chain link or vinyl, though it is much more expensive.
To help you make the perfect choice for your needs, visit a professional fencing installer who can explain the differences in detail.