Fences – How to Choose the Best Material For Your Fence

Fences – How to Choose the Best Material For Your Fence

There are several types of materials you can use to build your own fence. In many cases, a fence can make or break the look and feel of your house. It’s the “gateway” to your home and using the right materials for your fencing is important.

One of the important things to think about is climate. If your city is prone to harsh winds and rain, tornados or hurricanes, you may want to find a material that is effective against those types of weather conditions. If you tend to get a lot of snow, you probably want something that won’t be damaged after a long winter.

Here are some materials that are commonly used in fencing:

Wood – With all the different styles of wood fencing (picket, zigzag, stockade), and the types of wood available for fencing (oak, pine, teak, mahogany), it may be in your best interest to do a bit of research to find what style and wood works best with your house.

Bamboo – Bamboo is becoming more and more popular as a fencing material. It’s strong and relatively weather resistant. It’s also natural and requires no painting or staining. If you need to replace a part of the fence, bamboo’s naturally fast growing stalks will have you replacement shoots in no time.

Metal – Metal fencing also comes in a variety. The most common fences are chain link and wrought-iron. Chain links are easy to set up and maintain. Wrought-iron brings a classic style to fencing as well as elegance and it can make a wonderful impression on others upon entering the yard.