The type of fence you choose for your home reflects your style and provides security for your home. A professionally installed is of the utmost importance, but so is the type of fence you choose. It’s going to be a key factor of your home’s curb appeal and you want it to really suit your home, taste and be functional. There are several fencing options out there, however, they may not all be for you.
Below, TorOnCa breaks down the five most popular fencing types to help make your decision easier.
1. Aluminum Fencing
One of the most common and visually appealing fencing types is aluminum fencing. Although it does not provide extreme levels of security some more strict homeowners may desire, the fencing is almost completely maintenance-free and comes in a variety of styles and colours. You can choose virtually any paint colour for the fencing and only have to worry about the installation process. Arguably the most elegant and appealing fencing choice, aluminum fencing is also one of the least expensive fencing materials.
2. Wood Fencing
Wood is by far the most common fencing choice for homeowners across North America. It provides homeowners with a sense of tradition and privacy that is extremely important to many. Wood fencing provides a welcoming, warm feeling to guests or even passersby but maintains the sense of protection that keeps intruders out. However, the higher the height and sense of the wood fence, the more lumber and therefore higher-cost the project will become. Wood fences are extremely durable and often last a lifetime.
3. Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron fences are both extremely sturdy and aesthetically pleasing. With a variety of different patterns, styles and colours to choose from, wrought iron fencing can enhance any home exterior and even boost your home’s value. However, this type of fencing needs to be sanded and repainted every two to three years to ensure it is restored and beautiful.
4. Vinyl Fencing
Vinyl fencing is definitely a top pick for many homeowners. They’re far more durable, strong and flexible than the wood fencing alternative. Vinyl fencing is virtually completely maintenance-free and can be easily cleaned of debris and stains with a hose and soap. Although vinyl flooring is more expensive upfront, it is an excellent investment for its overall low maintenance costs and upkeep.
5. Lattice Fencing
Lattice fencing panels are used to create a very lovely, elegant decorative fence. Often constructed of cedar, whitewood or pine, this fencing has a wide top and rails to ensure stability and sturdiness. They may also feature more decorative features such as posts or post caps to enhance it further.
TorOnCa expert fence installers ensure a quick, easy but effective fence installation for your home. We’ll also examine it post-installation for structural integrity to guarantee it’s just right. We service the following areas: