Choosing the Right Type of Fence for Your Home

For whatever reason – whether it be for aesthetics, to keep your dog in the yard, to give your children a safe place to play, or something else – you have decided that it is finally time to fence your yard. But deciding to install a fence is just the beginning. Next you have to determine what type of fence to use. And this can be a pretty tough decision. There are several fencing options available for you to choose from. Each type of fencing has its advantages and its disadvantages.

To help you make a well-informed fencing decision, we have provided a brief overview of the most popular types of fencing with links to previous posts we have written on the benefits of each type of fence.

Wood Fencing: This remains the standard for aesthetics and instant curb appeal. But wood fences also have one glaring negative – maintenance. Of all the fencing options, wood fencing is the most labor intensive to maintain. So you have to ask yourself what matters more to you, aesthetics or easy maintenance.

The Benefits of Wood Fences

Vinyl Fencing: From labor intensive to almost maintenance free. Vinyl Fences are not subject to rotting, fading, or other effects of weather. Vinyl provides a nice, attractive, maintenance-free fencing option.

The Benefits of Vinyl Fences

Aluminum & Steel Fencing: Like vinyl fencing, aluminum and steel offer a low-maintenance option that will never require painting and will rarely need to be cleaned. These fences are durable, aesthetically appealing, and extremely reliable.

The Benefits of Aluminum Fences

The Benefits of Steel Fences

Chain-Link Fencing: Chain link is one of the most economical/cost-effective fences you can choose. And if you are looking for a more aesthetically pleasing fence, chain link can be equipped with privacy slats. These slats, which come in several different colors, can turn your see-through fence into semi-solid wall, providing the same privacy as wooden or vinyl fences. Another way to customize your chain link fence, while also enhancing its functionality, is with vinyl coating. Vinyl-coated wire mesh provides even greater protection against the elements and comes in a variety of different colors.

The Benefits of Chain Link Fences

You must pick a fence that fits both your home’s existing décor and your budget. But whatever you choose, wood fencing, vinyl fencing, chain link fencing, or aluminum/steel fencing, Freedom Fence and Home is here to help!

Please take a moment to browse our gallery of Finished Fence Projects. Click on any image to enlarge.

With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence & Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking materials to its many residential and commercial clients throughout Maryland, including Harford county as well many residential clients in Baltimore county and Baltimore city.

If you have any questions, please contact Freedom Fence and Home by calling 443-271-6841 or visit our website.

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Choose the Right Fence for Your Home

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