When it comes to fencing materials, there are a lot of options to choose from. You want to make sure you select the right one for your property, as this will be a part of it for many years. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of fencing materials and how to choose the right one for your needs.
There are four main types of fences: wood, vinyl, ornamental, and chain link. Each has its own set of benefits and drawbacks that you should take into account when making your selection.
Wooden fences are the most traditional type of fence and can be made from a variety of different woods. Cedar is a popular choice because it is naturally resistant to rot and insects. Pressure-treated pine is another good option as it is less expensive than cedar but still provides good longevity. Wood fences require regular maintenance such as painting or staining to keep them looking their best and to prevent rotting.
Vinyl fences are a newer option that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Vinyl is a durable, low-maintenance material that comes in a variety of styles and colors. It will not warp, rot, or fade over time like wood can, and it does not require any painting or staining. Vinyl fences can be more expensive than wood fences, but they will last longer with minimal upkeep.
Ornamental fences are made from materials such as aluminum or steel and are often used for decorative purposes. These types of fences come in a wide range of styles and can be powder-coated to resist rusting. Ornamental fences require little maintenance other than occasional cleaning to keep them looking their best.
Chain link fences are one of the most affordable fencing options and are commonly used for both residential and commercial properties. Chain link fences are easy to install and require little maintenance. They can be made from galvanized steel or aluminum, which will resist rusting.
When choosing a fence material, there are several factors you should take into consideration such as cost, durability, maintenance, and appearance. Weigh all of your options before making a final decision to ensure you choose the best fence material for your needs.
Types of Fences
When choosing a fencing material, you’ll also want to consider the type of fence you want installed. Each material can be used to create different types of fences, and some materials are better suited for certain styles than others.
Here are some of the most common types of fences:
A privacy fence is any type that completely blocks out the view of your property from the outside. These can be made from any material but are often made from wood or vinyl for maximum privacy. Privacy fences can range in height from six feet to eight feet tall.
Picket fences are a classic choice that adds a touch of charm to any home. They are typically made from wood but can also be made from vinyl. Picket fences usually stand between three and four feet tall and have evenly spaced pickets running along the top.
Split Rail Fence
Split rail fences are a rustic option that is often used in country or ranch-style homes. They are typically made from wood but can also be made from vinyl. Split rail fences usually stand between three and four feet tall and have evenly spaced pickets running along the top.
Popular Fence Types for Each Material
Wood Fence Types
Wood fences come in a variety of styles to complement your property. A few of our most popular options include:
Colonial Arch – A classic picket fence with an arch top.
3-Rail Fence – A ranch-style fence with three evenly spaced rails.
Gettysburg – A privacy fence with a lattice top.
Wood Privacy Colonial Scallop – A privacy fence with a scalloped top.
Dogear, Board on Board, Shadowboard, and 4-Rail are also common styles for wood fences.
Vinyl Fence Types
Vinyl fences also come in a variety of styles to meet the needs of any property. A few of Fence Builders Inc’s most popular options include:
Cape Cod – A picket fence, often with a scalloped ‘concave’ top.
New Lexington – A privacy fence with classical styling.
3-Rail – A ranch-style fence with three evenly spaced rails.
SimTek – A privacy fence that can be made with a realistic granite-stone appearance
Certaingrain and Key West are other popular styles/types of vinyl fencing that we offer.
Ornamental Fence Types
Ornamental fences are made from materials such as aluminum or steel and are often used for decorative purposes. These types of fences come in a wide range of styles including:
#203 Maine Aluminum – An aluminum fence with pressed point pickets straight across the top extending above the top rail.
#403 Carolina Aluminum – An aluminum fence that has a smooth top rail with staggered pickets between the two top rails.
Montage Majestic 3-Rail – A steel fence with three evenly spaced rails and pressed spear pickets.
#300 Long Islander Aluminum – Arguably the most popular ornamental fence, this style of aluminum fence is also known as three rail flat top aluminum fence
Chain Link Fence Types
Chain link fences come in a variety of heights and can be made with either galvanized or vinyl-coated wire.
Galvanized Chain Link – A chain link fence that is made with galvanized wire. Galvanized means that it is coated with a layer of zinc to add an additional protection from rust and corrosion.
Vinyl Coated Chain Link – A chain link fence that is made with vinyl-coated wire. This coating can come in black, green, or brown.
There are several other considerations to take into place when choosing a fence style, from fence height to whether or not you should have a gate, decorative features, and more.
Fence Height – The standard height for a residential fence is six feet, but fences can range in height from four to eight feet tall.
Gates – Typically your fence should have at least one gate for access. Gates can be placed in the middle of a long run or at the end of a short run.
Decoration – Fences can be decorated with a variety of features such as lattice, finials, and more.
Fence Builders Inc: We’ll Help You Choose the Right Fencing Material For Your Project
As you can see, when it comes to fencing materials, there are a lot of options to choose from. You want to make sure you select the right one for your property, as this will be a part of it for many years. At Fence Builders Inc, we have a wide variety of fencing materials and styles for you to choose from. We also have a team of experts who can help you select the right fencing material for your project, as well as install it for you. Ready to get started? Contact us today!