There are many reasons as to why you may want to put up a fence. A fence allows you to create a private, bordered area that looks nice as well. It is up to you and your personal taste to decide which type of fence you like best. Let’s take a look at some of the most commonly found fences.
Firstly, there are wood panels. Besides the fact that these look very beautiful, they also enhance the sense of privacy. Wood panels come in different widths and heights. The top can be picketed, dog eared or flat. Those who want to be eco-friendly and have something more durable tend to pick composite wood. Instead of wood, you could use split rails, which are also known as post-and-rail. It is a more rustic design, which makes the property look slightly country. These are generally used to give certain areas more definition. Like the wood panels, these come in a range of different sizes, although there are not as many choices. Vinyl fencing is another possibility. This is attractive and almost free of maintenance. Also, the fact that they are super durable, almost never rotting or fading, makes them very popular. The next option is decorative metal fencing. People tend to choose this if they actually like wrought iron, but are unable to afford it, find it too heavy, or don’t like the maintenance that comes with it. People love decorative metal because it is incredibly user friendly and it comes in a huge range of different styles. You can even get no dig options, which simply use pronged posts.
These aren’t the only options that are out there. You could, for instance, choose to install welded wire fences, electric dog fences, chicken wire or poultry netting, hurricane fences or chain link fences, and garden and utility fences. Generally speaking, these are put in place with u-posts, t-posts or wooden posts. Putting up a fence depends entirely on the type of material you have chosen. More often than not, posts have to be dug in at regular intervals. You can also get invisible fences, used mainly for dog training, for which you will need to bury wires into the ground, around the circumference of the property itself. You will never be able to determine which fence is the best, and which one is the worst. The only thing that will really determine it will be your personal taste. You need to think about what your needs are, and what you think looks good. Luckily, it is unlikely that you will make the wrong decision.