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From Front to Back: How to Decide What Type of Fence to Install on Your Property

Monday, January 13, 2020

Is your property in need of fencing? Not sure about the different types of fencing, or what would work (and look best) for your home?

Making an informed decision about your fencing is important. You want to find an option that meets your yard, lifestyle, and family. All while considering additional things like privacy and personal style!

How to Choose Between Different Types of Fencing

Need help narrowing down your fencing options? In this article, we’re sharing tips and tricks on how to find fencing that best fits your property.

Think About What You & Your Yard Need

With so many fencing options out there, it can be hard to tell which option is best for you. The quickest way to cull down your options is by letting your needs drive your decision making.

Are you looking for additional privacy from neighbors? Or are you trying to make your outdoor space safer for your children and pets to play in? If you prioritize your needs before your wants, you’ll have better odds of finding the best option.

Determine Your Budget

The cost of a new fence can range between $2,000 and $8,000, which is a pretty wide range. Factors like the size and type of fence you buy can greatly affect the overall price. Additional factors like the shape of your yard and if there's a slope can also impact the cost. 

So, before you start shopping for fence options, set a budget for yourself.  And talk to an expert fencing company to see which option would work best for your budget.

Review Your Options

As mentioned above, there are many types of fencing options. Here are some of the most popular options a fencing company can install for you:

  • Wood
  • Aluminum
  • PVC
  • Chain-link
  • Vinyl
  • Wrought iron
  • Bamboo

 Wood fencing offers a natural look at an affordable price, and because it’s strong and sturdy it works well for privacy and security. Aluminum is easy to install for sloped surfaces and requires little to no maintenance, but it’s not the best privacy screen. Synthetic materials withstand moisture and weather well but are more susceptible to damage than other options.

Be sure to study up on the options before shopping. By knowing the pros and cons of each one, you can determine which one works best for your property and narrow your options.

Think About Maintenance

Do you mind doing maintenance work or is it something you’d prefer to avoid entirely? How you answer this question should dictate the type of fence options you review.

Wood fencing, for example, requires more maintenance because it has to be painted and stained every few years. But it can boost your overall property value. Aluminum and vinyl fencing require little upkeep, but they’re harder to repair if damaged, unlike wood fencing.

Find the Right Fencing Installation Company

When it comes to fencing, picking the perfect option is only half the battle. That’s why hiring the right fencing installation company is so important. If you try to install it yourself or hire the wrong company, you can possibly end up with an incorrectly installed fence, which is the worst.

Here are some tips for assessing installation companies:

  • Check their portfolio
  • Make sure they’re licensed and insured
  • Confirm they offer an installation warranty

Beyond that, make sure they can give you an estimate and time frame for your project, as well as a multitude of payment options. By doing this work, you can ensure you’re hiring the best company.

Ready for Your New Fence?

Shopping for a new fence can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be! By simply knowing different types of fencing, and what to look for you can find the best fencing option for your home!

Still not sure what type of fence you need? Check out our collection of custom fences to find the right one for you!

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