Choosing The Right Fence

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Choosing The Right Fence

When we bought our house, we weren't sure if we could afford to install a fence. I was concerned that a vinyl version would be too much, which is why I didn't ask for bids on them for awhile. However, a friend of mine suggested a really incredible fence contractor, and it was incredible to talk with him. He came over and walked us through our different options, and he kept our budget in mind. After the fence was up, we had peace of mind knowing that our children were safe in our yard. This blog is dedicated to helping new homeowners choose a great fence the first time around.

4 Common Types Of Fencing Material

If you're looking to spruce up your lawn's aesthetic appeal, then look no further than erecting a fence. The type of material from which your fence is constructed will give your home a variety of different feels. If you're looking for classic Americana, then look no further than wood fencing. If you're looking to access a new Gothic look, then perhaps wrought iron fencing is what you need.


Bamboo fencing is becoming increasingly popular, especially on the west coast. Bamboo is recommended for people wishing to give their house a distinct natural, specific Japanese look. It's also perfect for environmentally sound consumers, as it is far more green than other types of fencing materials such as PVC or vinyl. It is not recommended for consumers in colder climates, as colder than moderate weather can cause the bamboo to become brittle.

Wood Fencing

Wood fencing will ensure that your lawn maintains a classic American look, especially if it's painted white. Depending on the wood that you use for your fence, the price of the installation will vary. Oak, for example, tends to be a bit on the expensive side, while various types of elm trees tend to be significantly less expensive. Due to the logistics of installing a wood fence – this means manually digging the post holes or hiring someone to do this job for you – it can also be a bit more time consuming and expensive than other alternatives.

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron fences exude a distinct Gothic appearance. They can also be sculpted into various designs, which can truly reflect the personality of you and your home. Wrought iron is expensive to install and also expensive to maintain. Such fences need to be painted once every two to three years. It is not a material for home owners wishing to maintain a conservative household aesthetic or those consumers who are trying to save a bit of money.

Chain Link

Chain link fences aren't usually recommended to homeowners for the simple reason that they do not provide much in the way of privacy. However, if you are a business or institution owner and wish to access other benefits of having a fence – such as protection or delineation of a property line – a chain link fence is an inexpensive alternative to other common fence materials

Before purchasing a fence, shop around a bit. Decide on which material best suits your home as well as your pocketbook. Contact a local contractor, like Four Corners Fencing, for more information.