There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a fence, things like price, homeowner association guidelines, privacy, maintenance, and repairs, to name just a few. With such a large market with different types of fencing from chain link to wrought iron, it might be tricky to decide what seems best for you, your yard, and your family. Here we have a comprehensive list of some pros and cons for several types of fencing to give you a bit better idea of what’s out there and what you can buy.
Considered the most popular fence in America, wood is one of the cheapest materials to install in a yard. Not only is it durable, but it’s easy to repair or replace boards if damaged. Additionally, Fence Daddy supplies a fence post mender to avoid the pain of re-drilling a post (woot woot!). Most wood fences come in a variety of heights and styles, so it’s easy to pick one that fits with the style of your home. The only downside is the upkeep: sanding and staining the entire fence every two to three years.
While it might cost more upfront, vinyl requires no maintenance (other than patching up the occasional hole in the fence from a stray baseball *with a Fence Daddy repair kit, of course*), making it cost-effective all and all. Vinyl is stronger and more flexible than wood, making it an ideal choice for families with kids or dogs.
Metal requires little to no maintenance, is decorative, and can increase the property value of your home. Sadly, metal fencing is a little bit harder to repair (if a post gets bent, a panel or even a large portion of the fence might have to be replaced) and is not as private as other fencing options.
Usually made up of both wood and plastic, composite fencing provides the sturdiness of vinyl and the look of wood. Composite has a larger variety in color and design than most other fences, which makes it even easier to match the style and color of your house. If you’re looking for privacy, there are no gaps between slats and fences, making it 100% okay to go and tan in your yard. It doesn’t crack or warp, and some brands even make their products with recycled wood and plastic (do I hear approval from any environmentalists?). One of the only downsides is its price: it is more expensive than other materials.
We only covered the most popular/ basic fencing types, but there are so many more! With a little planning and research, you can find the perfect material for your fencing needs.