What Type of Fencing Should You Choose?

Deciding to install a fence around your home seem simple enough. Whether you are installing a fence for more privacy or for added safety, one of the first things you’ll have to decide is which type of fencing you should choose. Knowing a little bit more about wood, vinyl, chain link, and ornamental iron fencing will help you choose which one is best for you and your home.

Wood Fencing
Arguably the most classic choice, wood fences are easy to dress up or down with many different style options and paint options. If you’re looking for that classic picket fence look, wood fencing may be the perfect fit for you. Wood fencing is natural and sustainable making it a beautiful and functional choice.

Vinyl Fencing
While wood is a classic choice, vinyl is a tough competitor with popularity only increasing. It is versatile in style, durable, and easy on the wallet. Like wood, there are many different styling options that make it easy to pair with any home or structure. And unlike wood, vinyl requires almost no maintenance. Because it is made of PVC or compost fencing, it will stand up to whatever weather comes its way.

Chain Link Fencing
Chain link is an easy choice if you’re looking for something strong and long-lasting. When it comes to being secure and cost-effective, look no further than chain link. And if you think chain link only has one purpose or style, you’ll be happily surprised with the versatility of this type of fence.

Ornamental Iron Fencing
Just as the name implies, ornamental iron fencing is very ornate and decorative; you may also know it by its other name, wrought iron. Ornamental iron fencing can come in both aluminum or steel and offers a timeless, classic look. You’ll typically see this fencing on decks or porches for a railing, swimming pools surrounds, or decorative lot enclosures.

Now that you’ve got a better idea about what each type of fence offers, you can ask yourself a few questions to help narrow down your decision. What will be the primary function of your fence, decorative or functional? If you are looking for something more functional, are you looking for more privacy or more security? Of course, you’ll want to consider which type of fence will work with your budget and how much maintenance will be required with time. If you live in certain areas, you may have to consult your neighbors or HOA before installing any type of fencing.

And lastly, it’s important to ask yourself who will be installing your fence. No matter what type of fencing you choose, having it installed correctly will make the fencing look great and last as long as possible. If you’re a Utah, Wyoming, or Idaho resident, choose Outback Fencing; a locally-owned and operated fencing contractor has decades of experience. No matter what type of fencing you’ve decided to install, Outback Fencing offers quality fencing and exceptional service.