Privacy Fences 101: Material Choices And Pros And Cons Of Each


The saying goes the good fences make good neighbors, and if that is the case, then a good privacy fence must mean that your neighbors will be your best of friends. The fact is, no matter how much you love your neighborhood, where you live, or your neighbors, sometimes it is still important that you have a private space outdoors where you can relax without onlookers. This is why privacy fences are such a popular implement on residential properties. If you've decided that you need a privacy fence on your property, you will be faced with several different choices. Here's a look at some of the most popular privacy fence materials and the pros and cons of each. 

Wood Privacy Fences

Of all of the privacy fence types, the trademark and most familiar styles are those made of wood. Wood is an excellent fencing solution overall because it is affordable, versatile in design choices and colors, and works well to boost curb appeal and blend in organically with natural surroundings. However, wood can also be:

  • A little harder to maintain than some privacy fence materials because it can require refinishing
  • Not a good fit in areas that receive a lot of precipitation because wood is vulnerable to moisture
  • A poor fit if you have animals that could climb out of the enclosure

PVC Privacy Fences 

PVC privacy fences are made of the same plastic that is used in a lot of other home applications, such as plumbing and construction. Therefore, PVC privacy fences are incredibly resilient to impact, fairly easy to keep clean, and they go up pretty fast in comparison to their wooden counterparts. As far as cons of PVC privacy fences, there are only two, including PVC privacy fencing lends a more stately appeal, rather than traditional and organic, and PVC privacy fences can be prone to moss development without proper cleaning

Metal Privacy Fences

Metal privacy fences come in many different forms, from base aluminum to powder-coated steel, so there are a huge amount of options available. This makes metal privacy fences a nice modern option because they allow the homeowner a full list of design choices. Metal can also be more secure than wood or PVC because it sustains impact really well. The primary downfall of metal fencing is the fact that it can be more costly initially to have placed. Also, metal is a little more permanent in design composition, so switching up a design may be harder to do if you decide you want something different after the fence has been in place for a while. 

Contact a company, like   Diamond Iron LLC, for more help.


21 November 2017

Feel Safe in a New Neighborhood

Eleven years ago, I met the man of my dreams. Unfortunately, he lived seventy-five miles away from my hometown. After dating for nearly a year, we became engaged. Six months after celebrating our engagement, my minister father married us in a beautiful church ceremony. After the wedding, I moved to the home my husband had purchased a few years earlier. Because I was raised in the country, I didn’t immediately feel safe in my new, crowded neighborhood. Have you recently moved into a new neighborhood? Perhaps, you feel uneasy staying at your new home alone. If you’re frightened living in a new place, consider hiring a fence contractor. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fences to install in a residential neighborhood.