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The question is undoubtedly loaded. There are countless varieties of residential fencing, each with its own pros & cons to consider. The most important thing to remember when choosing a fence is exactly why you wanted a fence in the first place. Are you looking to dazzle guests at your annual backyard BBQ? Improve your home security? Give your dog the freedom to enjoy your yard without getting out.

Whatever your needs may be, a fence can help you meet them. Hurricane Fence is here to help, read on to learn more!

Define Your Goals

What are you hoping your fence will bring to your life as a homeowner? There are countless benefits to fencing, however the most popular are privacy and security & safety. Each one of these goals is achievable with fencing, but in order to really find the best style for you, you may have to choose one or two to put the most focus on.


Your private property should be just that: private.

Privacy fences have become more and more popular over the years. Nobody wants prying eyes on them as they try to enjoy the comforts of their own yard in peace.

If privacy is your main concern, we always recommend a high-quality vinyl fence, like the Dogwood by ActiveYards.

Vinyl privacy fences are made up of interlocking vertical boards with a flush top & bottom rail to hold them in place and keep them from sliding or sagging. They also come in semi-privacy variants if you want to keep the cool breeze coming through your yard on a hot summer day.

Vinyl fences are also incredibly easy to maintain, fit in with just about every style and aren't susceptible to rotting like some other styles.

Security & Safety

If you're looking to secure your property, both inside and out, we typically recommend an aluminum ornamental fence style. This modern wrought iron alternative is great for keeping the kids safe around the pool, and provides a durable, sturdy first line of defense between your property and just about everyone else.

These styles range from modern to eclectic. From the tried & true straight-lined design of the Granite to the almost victorian pickets of the Slate (both from ActiveYards), you are sure to find an aluminum fence style that fits in with your home & security needs.

When In Doubt, Consult With A Pro

Still stuck? It may be time to talk to a pro. Reach out to your local fencing contractor for a free estimate. During their visit to your property, talk with them about your goals. They can help lead you in the right direction to meet your fencing needs. If you are in the Richmond or Norfolk, VA area and looking for some help deciding on the right fence for you, or if you’ve decided and are ready to get your project moving, contact Hurricane Fence Company today at 804-353-6030 to discover how we can help.

You will not regret choosing Hurricane Fence for your next fencing needs!–Matt A.
(804) 353-6030
1300 Dinneen Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(757) 853-5669
3530 Airline Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23701
(919) 879-2271
509 N Fayetteville Ave
Dunn, NC 28334