Choosing Your Fence Type
If you don't know what type of fence you need or want, read through the descriptions below for a brief overview of our most popular types. Give us a call or request a quote so we can answer any questions or help you choose the best fence for your needs.
Wood fencing comes in a variety of forms and finishes that make it an ideal choice with the three main benefits being its aesthetic value, its privacy and its longevity.
Whether created from pressure treated pine or a type of cedar, the natural beauty of a wood fence remains desirable and with correct installation and treatment procedures, these fences will last for many years.
Picket fencing remains the most popular type of wood fencing today. This style works in any application, and has many options available to customize its appearance. Wood is one of the most practical and economical solutions and is best for covering larger areas of land, staying environmentally sound and creating privacy, safety and natural beauty.
Anyone who has ever had to paint or stain a fence — not just once but over and over again — can understand why the market share of vinyl fencing continues to climb. Once it’s installed, a vinyl fence can go for years with little or no maintenance, making it a top choice among time-challenged homeowners.
Vinyl frees you from maintenance due to ultraviolet inhibitors that protect the material from sun, preventing color loss and the need to reapply paints and stains. The color is a “through-color,” so scratches and dents to the fence do not require touchups and additional repairs. And, unlike metal, it will not rust.
Because vinyl is not organic, it is less susceptible to insects, pests or rotting from moisture. Vinyl is also strong, making it harder to break than wood, but also more flexible too. It may be a preferred choice in high-wind areas where fences should be able to bend but not break.
Ornamental Iron Fence
In addition to their good looks, ornamental steel and aluminum fences can be used to secure properties. Aluminum does not rust and is often specified for that reason, also making it a popular choice in coastal areas and other harsh environments.
Homeowners choose ornamental metal fencing to show off landscaping of homes while also conveying a sense of security. Simply put, ornamental offers a prestige look. Like other fence products, decorative metals have become increasingly durable and maintenance free.
Both ornamental aluminum and iron are earth friendly and sport environmentally friendly finishes.
Traditional, metallic-coated chain-link fences remain one of the most effective, economical fencing barriers on the market today and is the number one selling fence system in the world. Chain-link fences are known for their strength and durability and have provided the most cost-effective way to protect children, control pets and safeguard your property in both suburban and urban settings.
Color coating gives a smoother finish, prevents rusting, and helps the installation blend into surroundings. Black is the most popular, because it is often close to being invisible; green and brown are also frequent choices.
Chain-link offers a balance between aesthetics and meeting your security and safety needs with an economical, long-lasting fence.
Split Rail Fence
A split rail fence is produced from rough sawn cedar and is split lengthwise into posts and rails. It was historically used by ranchers because it was simple to produce and easy to fix.
Today, they are a great way to add style to a front yard or simply delineate long property lines.