Chain-link fences are a great choice for people seeking a quality, durable fence on a budget. Cheap and easy to install, chain-link fences are a popular choice for those who want a safer yard with minimum hassle involved. Chain-link fences come more or less in the same basic design – metal twine interwoven into the shape of diamonds. The average chain-link fence stands at four to six feet, however, their height and length are easily customizable. If you want a fence as tall as twelve or fifteen feet, a chain-link fence can easily accommodate your needs. Of course, a chain-link fence won’t provide much in the way of privacy, so if you want your fence to be a wall more so than a tall window, a different kind of fence may be a better fit.
Wooden fences have been a popular choice for fencing for as long as fencing has existed. Sturdy and elegant, wood fences blend in with a natural landscape nicely. Plus, depending on which type of lumber is used, wood fencing can be very cheap. Wood fences can come in a variety of different styles and can be painted any color you want. Wood, unlike chain-link fencing, is a very practical option for people seeking a bit of privacy. A wooden fence can be completely closed off or have a number of spaces whose ratio of width and height can be determined by what level of privacy a homeowner desires.
If it’s “built like” steel, something’s said to be durable, so something made of steel is bound to be. Steel fences provide a large amount of security to a home, covering weaknesses that wood or even chain-link fences might have in regards to the amount of punishment they can endure. Wire cutters have nothing on solid steel. Any intruder seeking to force an entry through this kind of gate will find themselves in a futile match against one of nature’s strongest compounds. If you like the idea of being surrounded by a solid wall of security, steel is a good fit for you.
Vinyl fences are no pushover, either. Five times stronger and four times more flexible than natural wood, vinyl fencing is a hassle-free option if price is no object in the long run. Vinyl fences can mimic the appearance of wood very effectively and lack many of the negative attributes of wood. Being made of synthetic material, vinyl is immune to many different forms of pests, such as termites or fungal growths. It’s also quite easily cleaned! As it resists paint residue, all it takes to scrub off graffiti stains is a hose, a spicket, and about an hour of your time.
Similar in nature to steel, wrought iron impresses upon its enclosed space a sense of heavy duty security and sense of high class. Wrought iron fences have been a go-to for many larger homes seeking a regal form of defense for their houses. It is notable that wrought iron fences are not cheap, and will often require a custom order. While among the most beautiful forms of fencing, wrought iron also requires a bit of maintenance every few years.