A nice looking fence can improve your curb appeal rating. Depending upon the type of fence installed, the budget can run from low to medium to high priced. Choose a fence material that fits your budget as well as your property. Remember to think about the weather pattern that affects your area. Certain types of fence materials hold up better to harsh inclement weather better than others.
The most popular fence types are aluminum, wood, PVC, wrought iron, vinyl, chain link, electric, bamboo, and farm. Aluminum is a basic, yet attractive, fence material. There is some maintenance involved to keep it sturdy and attractive. After a few years, it will need to be repainted and periodically checked for loose posts or hardware. Across the USA, wood fences are the most popular type of fence installed. Compared to other types of fence material, wood is relatively budget friendly and durable material. It doesn’t break your pocketbook like other types of fences. However, the height and length of the fence will affect the overall price of the fence system.
PVC, Wrought Iron, Vinyl, Chain Link, and Electric are other types of widely sold fence materials. Bamboo fence material is gaining in popularity because it is environmentally-friendly, attractive, and known as a “green” choice fence material. Bamboo fence material, though somewhat expensive, includes three styles, i.e., live bamboo, bamboo cane, and rolled bamboo. Bamboo cane and rolled bamboo both use poles linked together and they are considered to be slightly sturdier than live bamboo. Live bamboo grows up to a foot per year; however, it is not recommended to use live bamboo style fence material in areas that receive cold weather. Farm fencing can be comprised of several types of fence material such as wood, electric, barbed wire, woven or high tensile. The budget amount for farm fences tends to run high due to the fact that there is a lot of property to cover which requires a large amount of sturdy fence material. Installing farm fences also requires a lot of experienced labor to install the fence system.
With all of the fence material options available on the market, there is no need to forgo a nice fence design for security which is the main reason that people install fences. Everyone wants privacy, and that is the other primary reason that homeowners and business owners install fences on their property. Whatever your reason for installing a fence, if you are not a skilled DIY (do-it-yourself) enthusiast, go with a professional and hire a reputable fence contractor to properly install your new fence system.
Fences should last a long time and they can be a big financial investment and you want the best ROI, or Return on Investment, for your home or business property. Protect your investment by doing research about the best fence material to use and also for finding a reputable fence installation company. Avoid extra costs or fees that deplete your project budget. Your research should include investigating Homeowner Association (HOA) rules and check with the local building and zoning codes to ensure your fence meets the correct height specifications.