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Fencing types, pros and cons
When you make a decision to put in a fence, there are obvious issues to consider, such as the purpose of the fence, what type of material to use, maintenance issues, terrain, and the obvious issue, the cost. We have created this brief guide to some of the more common fence material types, their typical use, pro’s and con’s, as well as cost issues. We at Action fence can do just about any type of fencing you can dream up and will do our absolute best to make sure we put in the type of fence you need, at the price you can afford. Below are the most common fence materials and the associated considerations mentioned above with each.
Farm and Ranch
This type of fencing is purely functional and very purpose driven, and is generally utilized to keep in livestock and in some cases depending on the type of fencing, to keep out predators. Types of material used in this application is actually a little more diverse than most people might think. In addition to the ever present barbed wire, there are also rail type fences, of which most people think of split rail wood fences, however vinyls is an excellent choice and is gaining in popularity. Other types of fencing for farm and ranch use are woven wire, (which is basically barbed wire without the barbs), high tinsel wire, as well as electric fencing.
Pros – Wrought iron is known for its beauty and durability, and requires little to no maintenance. Works well for decorative and creative designs, as well having excellent properties for security fencing as well. Due to its strength and durability you can expect a wrought iron fence to last many years. Finally due to the patina which develops as a result of oxidation many find wrought iron to be a beautiful choice as well.
Cons – Heavy and difficult to handle, which can make installation a chore, this material is best left to professional fence installers. Wrought iron is also most often the most expensive type of material used in fencing, and can be have a problem with rust in climates of continuous high humidity or excessive rainfall. However this can be overcome with regular maintenance involving inspection and painting, but as mentioned above, many like the aesthetic appeal of the resulting patina.
Pros – Wood is a historical favorite choice for fencing, and is always an attractive choice both from an aesthetic point of view as well as cost. Wood is a very versatile choice with many different styles, designs and wood types to choose from. Wood can be painted, stained and treated.
Cons – Wood is a high maintenance material, maintenance which can be exhausting and costly. Weather is a big factor when using wood, as are pests such as termites, however these can be somewhat alleviated by using treated wood and using a sealer on as needed basis.
Pros – Vinyl fencing offers a diverse range of styles at reasonably affordable prices, is durable, strong, and virtually maintenance free.
Cons – This type of fencing can have a higher upfront cost, however the virtual lack of need for maintenance will offset the initial higher cost.
Pros – Inexpensive, durable, and typically maintenance free, easy to install when compared to other types of fencing. Due to the galvanization process there is very little concern for rust.
Cons – Chain link fence is very utilitarian in appearance, is no frills, basic, and pedestrian, and many can find this type of fencing quite simply, boring. Chain link is not a good choice for security purposes unless topped by barbed or razor wire, and is also easily cut with the proper tools. Finally, unless slatting is added this is not a good choice for privacy issues.
Pros – The positives of using steel for your fence are it’s strength, is power, and it longevity. Steel is ideal for security and protective types of fencing. Most steel fencing is either galvanized or powder-coated, making it much less susceptible to rusting.
Cons – Steel fencing is quite expensive, not extremely versatile and tends to be utilized mostly in industrial applications.
When you call for an estimate or bid on a job, you will be met at your location by a courteous and knowledgeable member of our team. We will go over with you exactly what your needs are to make sure we fully understand exactly what you need from us to fulfill your needs. We will take measurements and when possible get any blueprints or drawings you may have of the site. Once we have the preliminary information we will then work up an estimate to meet your requirements. Once you have made a determination to move forward we will then set a date to start work. We will then have a crew on site early on the designated day to do the job as outlined previously. After the job is completed we will do any follow up work and repairs as previously agreed upon. Your satisfaction in our work is our primary goal and we will do whatever is necessary to meet that goal.