The Best Fencing Materials

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Surrounding your property with a sturdy fence is necessary for security and privacy. When shopping for materials you can choose from a number of options. Find a good quality fencing material and have it installed by a professional who will offer a warranty, so you don't have to worry about maintenance.

Wood

  • Use a wood fencing material if you want a fence that will last for a long time. You can choose from many types of wood, including red cedar, hemlock, southern yellow pine, locust and oak wood. Use a hardwood for the posts, and stabilize each one in concrete to ensure you have a sturdy fence that will last.

Composite

  • Composite fencing material is a good option for a sturdy, long-lasting fence. Composite-style fencing comes in a variety colors that will add to the design and appeal of your yard; however, the color you choose is the color you keep because no stain or paint is required. Composite fencing is often textured so it looks like a typical wood fence; it is manufactured in different profiles such as dog-eared and flat-top boards. Find a good brand that will provide a warranty.

Vinyl

  • Vinyl fencing is a good alternative to standard wood fencing as it does not need to be stained or painted and comes in a variety of colors, such as white, tan, gray, clay and almond. You can purchase vinyl fencing in heights of 3 to 8 feet in picket, privacy, ornamental and split-rail board options. Vinyl fencing is more expensive compared to wood fencing materials.

Aluminum

  • Aluminum fences are durable and cost-efficient and will not rust or peel in poor weather conditions. Hire a professional to install it as it must be cut and welded properly. Compared to steel and wrought-iron fencing materials, aluminum fencing is lighter and easier to cut. Find a company that offers a warranty for the installation and fencing.

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