Curb Appeal: Understanding Your Fencing Options

Fence InstallationA fence can do a lot of things for your home — it provides security, offers protection and privacy, and enhances your curb appeal. That's why you have to be more critical when it comes to choosing the fence for your home. To make this task easier, you need to understand the different types of fencing options. Here are some of them:

Vinyl or PVC Fence

Vinyl or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is gaining popularity nowadays. This is because it offers flexibility and wider variations, unlike others. In addition, it requires less maintenance service and has longer service life.

Metal Fence

Metal is probably the most common kind of fence. In fact, many commercial and residential properties are still using this type of fencing system. Unlike PVC, metal fencing classifications are according to their compounds. Some of the most popular types would be the stainless, steel, and an aluminum fencing system.


Wood is probably one of the most popular types of fences. Many homeowners prefer this material because it offers a natural and elegant look. Another good point is it is easy to install and can be repainted quickly. When it comes to maintenance, however, it requires extra attention because it may rot and be infested by pests. Regular maintenance is necessary.

Composite Fence

Manufacturers use engineered wood (man-made wood or board) to make the fence look similar to wood. Due to its nature, you may easily come up with a design, style, size, and color that you want without doing so much work. It is not, however, as sturdy as your typical wood.

Installing a fence is beneficial, but always remember that when it comes to your property, you need to consider many things — like the type and the maintenance your chosen material needs.

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