Adding a fence to your yard can add to your family’s privacy and convenience, as well as some curb appeal to your home. However, there are several different fencing options to choose from, each with their own set of pros and cons.
Your family’s needs will be the biggest determining factor when selecting a fence. Let’s look at the different types of fencing available, as well as some factors that make some better than others for different scenarios.
Wood is a classic and common fencing material, and a very popular choice. Wood can be used to create both picket fences and privacy fences. Wood is a fairly economical fencing material, however the cost will be largely determined by the size and scope of the project.
Wood fencing allows some flexibility in terms of height and appearance, so it is a good option in may scenarios. Wood fencing is a great option for pet owners, as the fence can be tall enough to keep furry friends inside and furry visitors out. Bamboo is another great option, especially for privacy fences, as it is an environmentally friendly choice.
Metal fencing is another commonly found option, whether it be aluminum or wrought iron. Aluminum fencing is attractive and functional, very low maintenance, and average cost. Aluminum is not quite as sturdy as some other fencing options, therefore not quite as secure, and can be damaged during severe weather more easily than some other fencing materials.
Wrought iron on the other hand is costly and durable, but does require regular maintenance. Wrought iron has a unique and stately appearance, but it can be quite expensive.
PVC and Vinyl Fencing
PVC fencing is a great option for more budget conscious homeowners. PVC is the most affordable fencing material, but not the most reliable or sturdy. If you are looking for a fence simply for curb appeal, or to keep smaller pets in your yard, PVC can be a great option.
Vinyl fencing on the other hand is economical, durable, and strong. Vinyl comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, and can be installed at any height to meet your needs. In addition, vinyl also requires very little maintenance and lasts longer than it’s wood counterpart.
Adding a fence to your yard is a great way to add to your privacy, keep your pets safe, and add to the curb appeal of your home. Whether you want a budget friendly PVC fence or a custom wrought iron fence, our team at North American Deck and Patio is here to help.
We are a fencing contractor in Maryland with years of experience. We’d love to help you pick out the best fence for your yard and your needs. Give us a call today to get started!