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Submitted by: Stewart Wrighter
Building a fence around your property means that you have a lot of decisions to make. You have to figure out if you are going to do it all on your own or if you are going to hire a fencing company to do it for you. Then you have to determine just exactly where the fence will go. Sometimes this includes getting permits, etc. so that you do not break any laws or go against the homeowners association. Many of those decisions are based upon your knowledge or the things that are required in your area. However, deciding what material you will use may be the hardest decision when you are installing fences.
The most popular type of type of material for building a fence is wood. People like to use this because they generally believe that it looks the best. Another big benefit of using wood is that it provides you with the most privacy. This of course assumes that you put the slats very close together. You might also make the choice to put the slats farther apart so that you can see through the fence. Wood also gives you the flexibility of various colors depending on the type of wood you pick and it is one of the more inexpensive options. However, as good as it looks; wood also has its drawbacks because it requires more maintenance than almost any other kind of fence. If you want the wood to always look great, it will require regular staining and sealing in order to protect it from the weather. You will also likely have to replace a few boards on occasion.
A composite fence is another option that you have when you are putting up a new barrier in your yard. This is a mixture of a resin base with recycled wood fibers. This will cost a little bit more than regular wood boards and is not as flexible as the real thing, but it does not need the same kind of maintenance.
Vinyl fencing is another option that you have. These kinds of fences usually come in a kit that is ready to install with pre-sized panels. It is easy to cut down the size and is very weather resistant. This makes it a very popular choice these days of people who are installing their own fencing. If you are installing a fence that just needs to fence in a specific area, aluminum fencing is a great option. This kind of fence would not give you any kind of privacy at all but it is relatively maintenance free.
If you want a fence that really looks great and will last for the longest time possible, you should consider hiring a contractor to install a stone, brick or concrete fence for you. Although these types of fences are the most expensive and the most difficult to put in, they also do not require any maintenance and they look fantastic if they are done right. If you are looking for a new fence, you should look at the privacy you want, the cost and how much maintenance you are willing to do.
About the Author: Stewart Wrighter has recently received an estimate from a
company. He checked out the selection of
available for his backyard.