Fences can offer privacy, security, and good looks. Plus, they offer a safe space for your family and pets to run around freely. There are several types of fences, and each has unique qualities worth considering. Before choosing the one that’s right for you, do some research.
STONE WALL WITH IRON FENCE
- Stonewall with iron fencing is a classy fencing type, and it gives a look of the fort to the home.
- You can get a stone wall raised up to the knee length and fence it with iron grills in your preferred design.
- Get the pillars built of stones, it balances the boundary wall, and it is sturdy enough. It is low maintenance and it is highly durable, and it stands firm in weather turbulence even.
- The iron fences require painting at periodic interval to stay saved from rusting. But the stones last for a lifetime almost.
- Due to the higher width needed, this too will reduce available land portion.
PRECAST CONCRETE FENCE
- They are very popular nowadays.
- Precast concrete nels are shaped in the metal mould in factories.
- It’s fast and easy to install, long-lasting (durable), and easy to maintain.
- Precast concrete fences are less expensive than wood fences in the long run.
- Various design options can be explored if there is a huge wall or else you will have to choose from the manufacturer’s provided options, which may be limited.
- These panels are heavy in weight and need erection machinery with a skilled worker for installation.
- They are fireproof, termite proof, climate resistant, and also difficult to break.
- Low maintenance cost is an added bonus.
- Wooden fences are popular in the USA, Canada, etc. and particularly in semi-urban or rural areas.
- A durable wood fence adds a warm feeling to your home. It is available in pickets, panels, logs, lattice, and posts. If you have soft nose for privacy, go for panels.
- Natural colour-treated wood is a good choice as it improves and enhances the appeal of the property.
- The cost of a wood fence depends upon the quality of wood and the thickness of the used planks, apart from the length and height of the same.
- You can grow vines to cover the pickets and lattice designs; colourful blossoms will add life to your fence.
- Pine, Fir or Spruce, Cedar, and Cypress are better options for making wood fences. There is a wide range of wood fence to choose from, and you can select the one that fits your needs and budget limitations.
- It can be painted in different colours if you want to add vibrant life to your surroundings. The drawback is that wood is not fire-resistant and may not stay stable during temperature changes as it can expand or contract at random. You also require professional assistance to get it screwed properly and pacify the expansion and contraction related issues to enhance its endurance.
CHAIN LINKED FENCE
- As the name suggests, chain linked fence is made up of links of galvanized steel that have been twisted together and fixed to upright Mild Steel / Galvanized Iron/ Concrete poles.
- It is an ultimate utility fence which is durable, affordable, and demands low maintenance. This type of fencing comes in ready-to-assemble parts and is easily worked in custom lengths and configurations.
- Chain linked fencing is easy to install than other types of fencing, and installation can be done fast.
- A chain link fencing does not provide much privacy as compared to wooden, vinyl or brick fencing but it performs other functions quite well. However, you can grow natural shrubs and vein to create privacy. You can also tie green nets for privacy.
- However, chain link fencing is not ideal from the security point of view. Most residential chain-link fences are 4-5 feet tall, and the chains themselves make the fence fairly easy to climb on. Thus, it only secures your property line, animals, etc.