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3 Types of Fence Materials to Consider

Picking a type of fence to have built in your yard can be a difficult choice because of the many different types of materials available that all offer a unique set of benefits. Listed below are three fence materials to consider.


Wood is one of the most popular types of fencing materials available, and it is not hard to see why when you consider the many different ways in which you can customize the fence. Due to the relative ease of shaping wood, you can easily have portions of your fence customized with symbols, landscape pictures, or even your family's name. In addition, since there is a wide variety of different wood types available, you are sure to find a color and grain that appeals to you and your family. For instance, you might consider a cedar fence for a durable, attractive option.

Now, the only real downside to a wood fence is that you are going to need to perform a bit more maintenance than you would need to with other types of fencing materials. For example, you will need to check the fence regularly to ensure that no termites or other pests have begun feeding on or burrowing into the wood. In addition, you will need to have the fence weather treated frequently in order to prevent the wood from rotting due to rain or snow.

Chain Link

Chain link is a fantastic fencing material for anyone that is on a budget or needs to build a fence in a hurry. This material is one of the cheapest on the market and can typically be installed yourself without any need for a contractor. The downside to this type of fence is that it is not very attractive and provides very little security or privacy.


Finally, vinyl is a good choice due to the fact that it is going to require minimal maintenance when compared to the other types of fencing on the market. You do not need to worry about pests or the weather causing any damage to the fence. In most cases, you can also clean a vinyl fence by simply hosing down the surface of it. 

The downside to vinyl is that it is not as easy to repair as a wood fence. With a wood fence you can typically replace a single plank at a time, but vinyl will require you to replace a section of the fence at a time. This is because vinyl fencing is not sold in planks in most cases but in wider panels.

Speak to a fencing contractor today to discuss which fence he or she would recommend for your budget and home. Vinyl, chain link, and wood fences are all great choices that can benefit you and your home in a variety of ways.