30 Dec What to Know Before Building a Fence
aBuilding a fence can improve your home’s curb appeal, provide security, increase your privacy, and offer protection from the elements. When it comes to fences, there are many different kinds to choose from. Aluminium, wood, wrought iron and vinyl are just a few types of fences.
WHICH TYPE OF FENCE TO CHOOSE
The type of fence you choose will not only play a key role in your home’s exterior design, but also provide one of the most important benefits of all homes; security. Privacy and security are two of the most common reasons Americans look to buy homes. A professionally installed fence gives every homeowner that true sense of home we all desire. Fencing, whether it be wood, aluminum or wrought iron, will greatly affect your sense of home.
One of the most basic and attractive fencing types is aluminum. While it does not provide the amount of security many homeowners look for in a fence, it’s relatively maintenance free and can essentially look like any other type discussed in this article. The only maintenance will come during installation when you choose to paint and decorate it.
Wood is the most popular fencing type across America. Not only does it give homeowners a sense of privacy with the height wood fencing provides, but they are also one of the more attractive options on the market. They give homeowners a warm and welcoming feeling and without the headache of breaking the bank.
Other than cost, vinyl fencing is elite when it comes to any other category. In fact, some manufacturers claim that vinyl fences are nearly five times stronger and four times more flexible than comparable wood fences. Vinyl fencing is maintenance free and resists paint, allowing you to easily clean graffiti or any other unwanted stains.
WROUGHT IRON FENCING
While wrought iron fences are both strong and beautiful, they do require constant upkeep. To maintain its beauty, a wrought iron fence needs to be repainted every three years. Going back to the security portion of the conversation, wrought iron fences are not popular choices for the more conservative homeowner. On top of that, wrought iron fences are custom made, so they will not be cheap.
READY TO BUILD A FENCE
While security and privacy are certainly the top two functions of all home fences, design and creativity should never take a back seat. With all the fencing choices available, no home in America needs to sacrifice looks for security. If you’re ready to install your own fence, let Prosaver help you find the right fencing contractor in your area!