Do Fence Me In, Here Are A Few Good Yard Fencing Options

Do Fence Me In, Here Are A Few Good Yard Fencing Options.  Whether you just got a puppy, have newly mobile children or built a pool, there are a multitude of reasons for wanting to keep people and animals in your yard, while preventing other from entering. Picking the perfect fence can be difficult, so below we’ve outlined the main fencing materials to choose from and characteristics to consider about each.

Wood

Wood seems to be the most common material used in yards across the country — especially when wanting privacy. Depending on the type of wood you purchase, you may need to stain the planks to protect them from rot and ultra-violet light. Be prepared to retreat and maintain your wooden fence every few years.

Chain Link

This economical option does its job well as a security fence. It’ll keep pets in and people out. And with the new black or green plastic coating chain link comes in, it almost blends into any background. Chain link fences shouldn’t require any maintenance for at least 10 years, and they usually come with warranties for at least that long.

Wrought Iron

If you’re in the market for an ornate fence that you can see through and provides high security, then wrought iron should be your pick. These fences are actually made from steel and aluminum and need virtually no upkeep. Don’t expect to see any issues for at least 20 years.

Vinyl

You like the look of wood, but you hate the upkeep. Well, if you’re willing to spend the extra dough, usually four to five times the cost of wood, then you can have a man-made product that looks like the real thing.  Faux-wood fencing is usually seen in white, but can come in a variety of colors and even look almost identical to actual wooden planks. The best part is — no maintenance required!

Whatever your reason for building a fence, such as privacy, security, safety or to add curb appeal, you’ll have hundreds of options to choose amongst. Be sure you carefully consider each of the main fencing materials above, along with their look and maintenance requirements before you make the investment. It’s also critical to note, your neighborhood may have restrictions on the type of fence you can install.  Be sure to check with your Homeowners Association (if applicable) or county records for restrictions that may be in place in your area.  Your local real estate professionals Terry Robinson, Stephanie Foster, Mike Fuentes, Deb Oakes and Christi Patrick are  able to answer questions you have on fence issues as well.  Just call 303.748.3838.

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