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How to Choose the Right Fencing Material

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If you’ve decided it’s time to install a new fence in your yard, you may be feeling overwhelmed with the decisions you have to make. Along with size, placement, price, permits, and installation method, deciding on fencing materials is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make regarding your new fence. There are a lot of factors that should contribute to your final decision about fencing materials, and this article is going to take a look at a few of the most important factors you should consider.

Purpose

There are many reasons homeowners choose to install fences. What’s yours? This purpose will help guide you in choosing fencing materials and design. Different materials or types of fences can be better for different purposes, so it’s important you determine the reason you’re getting a fence first. For example, if you’re looking to install a fence around your pool for safety, a four-sided isolation fence can reduce a child’s risk of drowning by 83% compared to a standard three-sided property-line fence.

Budget

When thinking about how much you can afford to spend on a fence, it’s important to consider both the upfront costs and the long-term costs. You need to think about the costs of both fencing materials and installation. Furthermore, you should consider the fence’s durability and how soon it may need to be repaired or replaced. These factors are all important to consider when figuring out if you can afford the fence you want right now.

Maintenance

Different fencing materials will require different amounts of maintenance. If you’re looking for a low-effort material, consider vinyl or aluminum. These materials are durable and easy to clean. Materials like wood, on the other hand, require sealing, staining, painting, and cleaning. Because of the different levels of maintenance, it’s important to decide how much effort you’re willing to put into maintaining your new fence.

Building Codes

If you live in an area that has to follow Homeowners Association guidelines, these are important to know before making any final decisions. If there are any specific building codes or standards you need to follow, you should know about them before starting the installation. If you fail to abide by these rules, you could be fined or forced to take down your fence.

Building a new fence is not a decision that should be made hastily. It’s important to not only consider your personal needs, wants, and style, but also work with your fence contractor in order to decide which type of material is right for you.

By choosing to work with Carl’s Fencing, Decking & Home Improvements, you’re guaranteed to have a perfect fence that will increase privacy, safety, and aesthetics in your yard. It’s important to choose a professional, reputable company to install your fence to ensure you have a great experience as well as a fence that will last for years to come.

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