Pros and Cons of Fencing and Privacy Fencing

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Are you considering installing a fence in your backyard? Before you pick one, you should first learn about what different types of fences provide and what kind is the best fit for your lifestyle. Are you looking to just define a property line, or have an enclosed area to enjoy? Learn the pros and cons of fencing and privacy fencing below.

The Different Types of Fences

Aluminum Fences

Aluminum fences are one of the most popular and common types of backyard fencing options. They are well known for their style and adaptability. 

Aluminum fences are incredibly easy to install and are very low maintenance which is great for everyone. They come in many colors and are completely rust-resistant which makes them a great choice for backyards with various and unpredictable types of weather.

However, aluminum fences are not as strong as other types of fences. If you are looking for a stronger alternative, steel would make an excellent choice. 

Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences are another very popular option and have been around for decades. They are known to be affordable for those looking to add a fence.

How much fence do you need? Chain link fences are much cheaper than wood or vinyl fences and are a great low-cost option, especially if you need to fence a large area. On the flip side, chain link fences don’t provide as much privacy as other types of fences, such as a 6-foot-tall wooden fence. 

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences come in many different styles and are a great fencing option for your home. Vinyl fences are also non-porous surfaces which makes them easy to clean. Vinyl fences can last decades, making them a sound investment for any homeowner. Knowing this, vinyl fences can be on the pricier side compared to other types of fences. 

Wooden Fences

The ever-popular wooden fence, also known as privacy fencing, has many pros. They are easy to install and repair and are very versatile. Different styles and options are available. Wood fences can rot and warp easily due to moisture. Does this sound like it would be an issue where you live? A wood fence will need maintenance more often if there’s more humidity present in the area — so be prepared.

Ready to Get Started?

Once you’ve chosen the best fence for your backyard call Handyman Connection of Charleston. We will install the perfect fence for your backyard and you can count on our team to deliver quality workmanship. Give us a call today for a free estimate!

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