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3 Kinds of Materials to Consider For Fencing


Effective fencing means thinking about what your needs are but also how much upkeep and maintenance you want to be responsible for.

Choosing to install a fence for your home means investing in your home’s security, privacy, and even just functionality. Fences can also be an aesthetic decision and make your home look fresh and new. For many homeowners, the decision for what kind of fencing they pick may just boil down to what kind of fence looks best with their home’s style. With that in mind, let’s take a look at three kinds of materials that you should consider for fencing and creating an all-new element of your home.

1. Aluminum

Aluminum fences are super low-maintenance and easy to take care of, which can make them perfect for the busy homeowner who doesn’t have time to regularly clean their fence off. It’s also, unlike other kinds of metals, resistant to corrosion. Aluminum doesn’t need any kind of special weatherproofing, either, and is known for its durability. With that said, aluminum is often considered in more traditional applications and isn’t necessarily ideal for security or privacy, so it really depends on what you’re looking for.

2. Vinyl

Vinyl is an awesome option for many modern homeowners. It gives you a look similar to wood without having to deal with rotting as traditional wood would come with. Like aluminum, vinyl fencing is a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to have to deal with maintenance. It’s pretty easy to hose off and get clean which is just about all you have to do. Additionally, vinyl fences are super customizable which means you can make sure you’re getting the right style for your home.

3. Wood

Wood fences are just an undeniable classic. They’re beautiful, sturdy, and envoke a sense of a simpler time because of how traditional and classic wood fences really are. While wood is a fairly durable material, it does suffer from needing a lot of maintenance. This includes weatherproofing the wood to prevent rotting that may be caused by the elements. This is an absolute must, otherwise it could lead to even more extensive damage in the future. If you really can’t settle for anything other than the aesthetics of a real wood fence, just remember that there’s a lot of work that goes with it.

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