There are many different fencing types to choose from when it comes to installing it on your property and each option has a range of pros and cons which should be considered. Fencing and walls can be used to zone off areas of a property, they can be used for security and they can also add aesthetic value to the property. However, before you head out for fencing supplies, you should be looking at each option available to determine which choice is right for you, so let’s take a look at a few different fencing options available.
Picket fences are made using vinyl slats, which are applied to a long horizontal beam. They are then spaced apart to provide the classic ‘picket fence’ look. While wooded slats are still available to purchase, vinyl slats are more common. A vinyl picket fence not only gives your home and garden that traditional look, but this fence type is also incredibly durable against a host of weather conditions. Picket fences are very easy to install, they are inexpensive, and they may even add some value to your property, greatly increasing your ‘curb appeal’. However, it is important to point out that in terms of privacy, due to their small height and openings between slats, privacy is generally very low.
Chain link is another type of fencing that won’t do much for privacy, but they can add security for your property if you have kids or pets who may wish to venture outside of the garden. Chain link fences are low cost, durable and offer great protection, but you will need a professional to install this type of fence.
A panel fence is made from wood and features large, pre-cut panels of light wood which are held in place by posts on both sides. There are many benefits of this type of fencing, firstly, it is one of the cheapest options available, it can be used to cover large spaces, it completely blocks visibility and it is also very easy to install. Due to these benefits fencing panels are also usually one of the most popular options when it comes to fencing.
If you prefer something a little sturdier, then a brick wall may be the next best option. Once built, brick walls will stay in place for an extremely long time and they are highly durable, no matter the weather. Brick walls can be easily shaped into the space that you are looking to zone off and the height, curve and width of the wall is completely customisable. However, if you don’t have any experience in laying bricks then hiring a professional bricklayer is recommended.
Much like a brick wall, stone walls provide a sturdy and durable option for your home. Whilst these types of walls usually come at a higher cost than bricks, the benefit that a stone wall offers is beauty. There is an enormous range of different stonework to choose from when you are deciding on which to purchase, each with its own unique characteristics, colours and styles.
Your overall choice in fence type will not only depend on the benefits and drawbacks of the various options, but also your own personal needs & preferences. So be sure to figure these out before making your fence choice, to reduce the chance of any future regrets.