Two Types of Fences to Consider for Your Home

25 July 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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One of the best parts about building a new fence is that there are a huge number of materials that you can use, each of which will be able to provide you with its own set of advantages and benefits. However, the large number of options can also make it quite difficult to choose the best material for your individual needs. Listed below are two types of fences that you should consider and the benefits that they can provide in order to help make your decision a bit easier.

Wood

Wood is one of the most common and popular fencing options on the market, mostly because it is very aesthetically pleasing. One of the reasons for this is the fact that wood fencing tends to blend into the environment a bit more than vinyl, and this can give your property a more natural feel. 

Another benefit to wood fencing is that it can be easily customized due to how easy it is for a professional to carve or cut the wood into just about any shape that you want. In addition, a wood fence is going to be biodegradable, which means that it will break down over time when it is disposed of rather than taking up space in a landfill if you need to replace your fence or if it becomes severely damaged.

Vinyl

Another popular fencing option to consider is vinyl, mostly because this type of fence is extremely durable when compared to the competition. This is a result of vinyl being very resistant to the elements. Vinyl will not rot or mildew when it is exposed to a lot of moisture, which makes it ideal if you live in a wet climate. 

In addition, vinyl is a great way to reduce the amount of maintenance that you have to perform around your home. With a wood fence, you will need to periodically seal the wood so that it is not as susceptible to rot from moisture and to keep pests from boring into the wood. However, vinyl does not require any sealing and only needs to be cleaned when dirt and mud accumulate on it.

The only real downside to vinyl is that it can often be a bit more difficult to repair than wood if it becomes damaged. This is because many vinyl fences are made out of wide panels instead of planks. This means that instead of being able to simply replace one or two damaged planks, you will have to replace an entire section of the fence to repair it.

Contact a fencing contractor today in order to discuss which fence he or she would recommend for you home and your specific needs. A wood fence is a good choice due to its aesthetic appeal while vinyl is a great option due to its durability.

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