Vinyl, wood or iron? How to choose what’s the best fence for you.
If you are considering installing a fence around your home, you have several options to choose from. Materials include vinyl, wood, and iron. There are also many styles to choose. So how do you decide which type is best for you, your family and lifestyle? Here are a few tips to help.
- Goals. What are the goals you want to meet in installing a fence? Do you want to keep kids and pets contained, increase privacy or simply boost property value by improving the look of your yard? A beautiful new fence can be a key feature in raising the value of your home. Consider your needs above your wants. You may want the visual appeal of a picket fence, but need a different type for better containment. For example, if you have a dog that can easily jump a rail fence, you will need to opt for a different style.• Maintenance. How much time do you have or want to spend maintaining the fence after it is installed? Wood fences require more time to maintain since they need to be painted or stained every couple of years to look their best and last longer. However, some people like the more aesthetic look of wood and are willing to expend the effort needed. Fences made from vinyl require the least maintenance, making them appealing to those who are looking for that feature.
However, if your fence is damaged years down the road, a wood fence can be easier and less expensive to repair. If only a few boards are damaged, they can be replaced and repainted/stained to blend in with the old. With vinyl or iron fences that are several years old, the maker may no longer manufacture the same style or color, making it necessary to replace the entire fence.
• Neighborhood restrictions. Many Homeowners Associations have restrictions on type, size, and color of fencing that residents install. It is wise to check before considering any fence to avoid having to pay fines or tear down your beautiful new fence.
For all fencing supplies, Fence Supply Online is the place to shop!
Once you decide what type of fence you need and want, go to Fence Supply Online first. We offer wood, vinyl and ornamental iron fencing supplies in all types of styles and a variety of colors. Our materials are sold to you at a wholesale price, so you will get more value from your purchase.
Our supplies are sent to you with easy-to-follow installation instructions. We are available to answer any questions you may have.
Fence Supply Online grew out of a family owned fence supply business in East Texas in 1992. Our vast agriculture experience in building barns and corrals soon expanded into equestrian centers. Compounding on the expansion of the agriculture side of the fence business, several land owners asked us to build personal fences for their pools and homes.
We eventually expanded to providing our quality materials online to offer our expertise to a wider audience. Our goal is to provide you with the best products at the most economical prices. We have personally installed every product we sell, so we can provide you with expertise in building the products, as well.
Visit our website to see samples of the beautiful, quality products we offer, or call us at 800-579-8045 for a free quote on your fencing needs.