Fences are put up for a range of different reasons. Fences are often installed to create a border between two properties, but also for privacy or esthetic enhancement. There are many different types of fences, and choosing the right one will mainly be a personal decision. Let’s review some of the more popular options out there.
Firstly, there are wood panels. These are highly decorative and greatly enhance privacy. You can get wood panels in a range of different heights and widths. The top of the panels are either dog eared, picketed or simply flat. Choosing composite wood makes these panels more durable, as well as making them more eco-friendly. Another option is the post-and-rail, also known as the split rail. These are highly decorative, with a rustic design. Usually, these are employed to define specific garden areas. Like the wood panels, these come in a range of different sizes, although there are not as many choices. Vinyl fencing is another possibility. This is popular because it looks good and requires almost no maintenance. Another reason why these are so popular is because they don’t rot or fade and are generally one of the most popular options. The next option is decorative metal fencing. This is an option for those who like wrought iron, but who don’t like the price, weight or maintenance required. Decorative metal is easy to put together and put up and comes in hundreds of different styles. These types even come in a no dig model, which means that prongs are used to keep the fence in place.
A number of other options exist as well. You could, for instance, choose to install welded wire fences, electric dog fences, chicken wire or poultry netting, hurricane fences or chain link fences, and garden and utility fences. Most of these are put in place with wooden posts, t-posts or u-posts. It is important to understand that the way to put up a fence depends on the type you have chosen. The majority of fences have to be dug into the ground, using supporting posts at various intervals. Some fence types, such as the invisible fence used for dog training, require wires to be dug on around the perimeter of the property. You will never be able to determine which fence is the best, and which one is the worst. Only you can decide which type of fence is best for you. You need to think about what your needs are, and what you think looks good. Luckily, it is unlikely that you will make the wrong decision.