Fence shopping can be an overwhelming process, especially during the holidays. There are many options available for residential fences including having one designed for good functionality and ornamental appeal.
To shop for a fence that works best for you, you must identify the purpose of your fence.
Here are some common purposes for a fence:
– Pet and child containment
– Landscape Complements
– Garden fence
Really a residential fence can give you endless possibilities.
If you’re looking for a fence that highlights your garden, you may want to consider a trellis with wings or a fence with four-post arbor to hold up vines.
If your top priority is having a privacy fence, consider a wood fence, specifically a picket fence. Picket fencing will not only provide adequate privacy but also excellent ornamental appeal.
If you do not prefer a wood fence, try an ornamental fencing that’s made of aluminum or steel. An ornamental fence blends well with just about any landscape because it is finished with a black powder coating. Ornamental fences are commonly used as pool fences.
Another great fence style is the split rail fence. With wire mesh, this type of fence will easily keep the family pet safe and sound on your property. Best of all, this is very affordable fencing.
Once you decide on a fence type, you need to make sure the material used is of good quality. This is especially important for wood fences. If you want a long lasting fence, it’s best to use cedar wood. The wood fence should be stained and sealed at least once a year to prevent distortion.
If you want a low maintenance fence, go for vinyl fencing. The thicker your vinyl fence walls may be, the better. Pay attention to the amount of titanium dioxide that’s in the fencing. The titanium dioxide reduces yellowing and chalking. Vinyl fences are priced the same as Aluminum fencing.
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Source: The 411 On Shopping For A New Fence By Mid Atlantic Deck and Fence in the Home & Garden Serverna Park Voice. October 4, 2012.