There are so many popular styles of residential fencing choices. An attempt to narrow this question down to one fence style is difficult, if not impossible. However, our customers do seem to prefer ornamental aluminum styles as their favorite. This, in my opinion, is due to a local appreciation of all things old-fashioned. A good amount of our residential customers are in the historic Richmond and Williamsburg Virginia areas. The classic appearance of ornamental aluminum fence offers long lasting powder coat finishes that replicate the earlier period look of wrought iron.
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Those who reside in more rustic areas or who are also keen on tradition, most often prefer Wood fences. Wooden fence styles include stockade, picket, lattice, and post and rail. The sheer beauty of wood is the primary reason to select it as a fencing material. A properly designed, finely crafted and skillfully installed wood fence takes on an individual quality all its own. With proper maintenance, this fence material lasts for years.
Chain-link fence is one of the most practical styles of fence. It is relatively easy to install and very cost effective. Chain link is actually the least expensive of the fencing mentioned. Chain link systems are also available in colors! Yes, vinyl coated chain link provides an attractive option to galvanized. Vinyl chain link coatings come in various colors including black, brown and green. Privacy slats and screens can be added to any chain link application, ensuring a sturdy visual barrier.
Vinyl fencing products are virtually maintenance free with warranties not present in other types of residential fence. The most popular vinyl fences selected by homeowners are 4-foot high picket and 6-foot high white privacy fences. Many different styles and colors to choose from will allow you to increase property values while showcasing your home in your neighborhood.
Privacy fencing serves many purposes around the home. Privacy fences provide a visual barrier that protects your property from the simply curious neighbor to the crummy thief who may be searching for things to steal. If the thief never sees, and thereby covets the patio object; he will be much less likely to enter the area in the first place. Privacy fence also helps to reduce wind and noise invasion. Numerous styles of wooden and vinyl privacy fencing give it maximum versatility that can complement nearly any architectural design.
There are many factors involved when selecting a fence. We have a great deal of professional fence information linked below to explain more of the choice specifics.
- Level of security desired
- Homeowner Associations (HOA)
Fences help to ensure the security of your family, your home and your belongings. Fences keep unwanted pests and animals out of your yard. Your children can wander freely or your pool can be secured with pool code gates. The final ‘best fence choice’ for you will be most productively informed by an onsite consultation with a fence professional for a complete understanding of your needs.
Article contributed by fence professional Rick Belcher.