Can a fence be both practical and beautiful? Yes, absolutely!
When it comes to purchasing the perfect fence for your home, there are numerous factors to consider such as style, wear, tear, and durability, just to name a few. So how do you choose the right one? Let’s look at some pros and cons for the most popular fence styles—
If you’re looking for something classic, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly, a wooden fence is a great choice! Wooden fences can last for up to 20+ years and can be easily repaired in small sections, rather than having to replace large portions at the same time or worse, the entire fence. However, since it is a natural material, wood is sensitive to elements. It can split or crack in inclement weather, meaning routine maintenance and protection will be needed to keep your fence looking fresh.
A vinyl fence is a good option if you are wanting a durable and lightweight fence with high-end appeal. Vinyl fencing is fairly low-maintenance and affordable, with various design options if you are looking for a bit of customization. Keep in mind that vinyl fences attract mildew, so regular cleaning will be needed to ensure that the mildew doesn’t turn to mold.
Aluminum fences are a durable, long-lasting, and sturdy choice, giving the appearance of wrought iron without all of the hassle. An aluminum fence can be customized with additions like ornamental pieces, post caps, and rail styles to add a modest or ornate/high-end look. Although aluminum is a long-lasting metal, it’s also lightweight, making it less secure than some of the other fence options. If security is a priority, this may not be your best choice.
Chain-link fences are also very durable and a great option if you are looking for something practical, budget-friendly, and low-maintenance. One downside of chain-link fences is that, like Aluminum fences, they are virtually see-through. So if you prioritize privacy, this style of fence is not the best option for you.
Picking the best fence for your home or business can feel like an overwhelming task since there are so many style options available. The good news is—we are here to help! Call us at (770) 985-3700 or fill out the contact form on our website. We’d love to do the heavy lifting for you!