Having a stylish fence enclose your property is the perfect way to improve your home’s curbside appeal, property value, and security but there are a number of different options available to homeowners interested in adding a fence to their property and a number of (often confusing) factors involved in ensuring that the new boundary construction doesn't cause any problems with your community or neighbors. However, with a little planning and the help of experienced fence installation contractors, you can be confident that your choice of fence will be perfect for your personal budget, style, safety concerns, and area compliance requirements.

Chain Link Fences

Pros

  • Incredibly versatile and durable
  • Offers maximum visibility
  • Most affordable fencing installation and maintenance
  • Highly customizable appearance

Cons

  • Offers little privacy
  • Most common and simplistic fence option

Vinyl Fences

Pros

  • Most customizable fencing style
  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Highly resistant to damage, warping, and fading
  • Incredibly high rate of return-on-investment

Cons

  • Fairly high cost for installation
  • Price directly related to color and style choices

Wood Fences

Pros

  • Classic American style improves curbside appeal and property value
  • Affordable cost for wood fence installations
  • Available in every style, size, and (with paint) color you could want
  • Incredibly versatile and long-lasting when maintained

Cons

  • High maintenance demands
  • At risk for pest infestations, wood rot, splintering, and mold/mildew growth

Aluminum Fences

Pros

  • Provides an elegant, stately appearance
  • Available in many different finishes, colors, styles, and sizes
  • Most resistant to rust and other weather-related damages
  • Requires very minimal maintenance

Cons

  • High cost for fence installation, balanced by low cost of maintenance
  • More expensive than many other fencing options

Wrought Iron Fences

Pros

  • Most strength and durability of any fence option
  • Minimal maintenance required
  • Timeless addition to your home’s beauty, property value, and security
  • New improvements to allow significant customization

Cons

  • Most expensive fence installation cost
  • Difficult to repair when fence repairs are needed

Steel Fences

Pros

  • Incredibly strong and resistant to most types of damage
  • Provides the same elegance as wrought iron with a more updated look
  • Greatly improves your home’s security and property value
  • With proper maintenance will provide decades of quality

Cons

  • Expensive to install, especially for larger properties
  • Difficult fence installation given the weight of materials
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