Fencing Types

There are all types of fences available. These serve different purposes and are made from all kinds of different materials. Whether you are looking for privacy, value, security, or something else, you should do some research when making your selection.

For the home, the first thing to do is to decide the look you are going for. Are you looking for a wooden fence, chain link, wrought iron, or something else? There are dozens of options, and if you live in a neighborhood with a homeowner’s association, it’s best to check the rules on the type of fencing that’s allowed. Below are some of the most common types:

One basic and nice looking style is aluminum. It’s mostly maintenance free and can match most housing designs. One drawback is that it isn’t as strong as some other fence types. This presents a drawback for security, and for areas with a lot of severe weather.

Wood Fencing
Wood fencing is popular because it is relatively affordable, and provides better privacy than most other fencing types. A wood fence can last the lifetime of your home and doesn’t require much upkeep, making this the most popular type of fencing across the U.S.

Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron fencing provides one of the most stylish types of fencing available. It often includes intricate designs that aren’t available in a wood or aluminum fence. One major drawback with this type of fencing is the upkeep required. To maintain a wrought iron fence, it needs to be sanded or repainted every two to three years or so. Additionally, this option is more expensive than most others.

Chain Link Fences
A chain link fence isn’t going to provide much privacy, but it gets the job done, at a cheap price. Chain link fences are also very durable and need very little maintenance. Homeowners can add privacy to this option by including flowers, shrubbery, vines, and trees along a chain link fence. While this may add to the overall cost of this fencing option, it can make for a nice look for any home. 

Other Fencing Options
Other fencing types include options like farm fencing, bamboo fences, PVC fencing, and vinyl fencing, among others. To find out what’s right for you, talk to a local representative. They will help guide you to what you need and find something that fits your budget. Fencing