Thinking of installing a new fence but not sure what material to use? There is a wide variety of materials to choose from such as vinyl, aluminum, chain, and wood fence. When comparing fence materials, you must take into consideration your budget, functionality, durability, style preferences, and how much maintenance it will require. The following pros and cons of different fencing materials will help you make an informed decision on what fencing material to install.
Vinyl fencing has become a highly popular choice among homeowners, within reason. Vinyl fencing offers long durability, a wide variety of decorative styles, and no requirement for maintenance. Vinyl fencing does not require repainting and does not warp, rot, or blister. Vinyl fencing easily adapts to any architectural style.
Although vinyl fencing is extremely durable, it can also break with high winds or from a high impact hit from a soccer ball. Vinyl fencing also has a higher cost than wood upfront and even though there are many styles to choose from, the color is limited to white, light tan, and dark tan.
Aluminum is a strong, durable material that doesn’t rust and is highly affordable. It is very low-maintenance and does not require repainting or re-staining. It is also very versatile, offering a wide range of colors and styles to complement your home. It provides as much elegance as wrought iron, without the high cost and maintenance.
Aluminum isn’t as strong as steel or iron.
Wood is highly attractive and adds curb appeal to your home. It can be painted or stained any color you like and is less expensive than vinyl or composite fencing. It gives your home a natural appearance and works great for privacy fences.
Wood requires a lot of maintenance and you will have to paint it and stain it frequently in order to keep it looking nice. This high maintenance will be costly and time-consuming.
Chain link fencing is highly durable, economical, and maintenance-free.
Not very attractive and lacks privacy.
After considering these pros and cons, it will be easier for you to choose a fence material. Remember to always hire a professional fence company to install your new fence. Campanella Fence has been providing excellent solutions to residential and commercial clients in the Putnam, Westchester, and Dutchess counties.