Fences beautify your home, while protecting your children, pets, and your overall yard. When it comes to installing a fence, many people may find it difficult to decide on a particular fence type that caters to their every need. There are many options out there, and if you want to go above and beyond, you can even customize your fence. To put it simply, there are three main residential fence types on the market.

Residential Wood Fence.

Wood fences are very common among homeowners. They typically range from four feet to 6 feet in height, and there are many different styles and finishes available to choose from. These residential fences are great for privacy purposes. It is a great, aesthetically pleasing barrier between you and your neighbors. Keep in mind that wooden fences require specific maintenance and upkeep. Due to the fact that these fences are made from natural material, they are very subject to rot and decay. Overtime, they will take on a more weathered look. Professional maintenance is very important.

Residential Vinyl Fence.

Vinyl fences require less maintenance than wood fences and usually come with better warranties. So, if maintenance is a determining factor for you, a vinyl fence is a great option. These fences can be traditional picket fences or even high privacy fences. The choice is ultimately up to you. There are many different colors and styles to choose from. Vinyl fences have been gaining speed in the fence industry. It is proving to be extremely popular. If you are looking for a fence that embodies little maintenance, versatility, and a long life span, this is the way to go.

Residential Aluminum Fence.

If you like the look of a wrought iron fence but do not have the budget for it, aluminum fences are a great alternative. There are endless colors and styles available, and they will not strain your wallet. This fencing type provides perfect enclosure, while not limiting your view of the outdoors like privacy fences. In terms of lifespan, aluminum fences are powder coated for a lasting look and they are resistant to corrosion and weathering. There is very little maintenance associated with this selection.

Before you make you final decision, look into any regulations that your neighborhood or development may have. They often set standards regarding height, color, or even type. While this is not always the case, it beats having to tear down the fence and start anew because you did not look closely. Depending on where you live, you should also consider the climate when picking your fence type. Always consult a professional for guidance.

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