Tips To Choosing The Fence Materials

If you have been looking for contractors to build a fence for you in the past couple of days, you should already have come across a few that seem to specialize in certain types of fences: some of them may be better at installing wooden fences, others may prefer iron or vinyl ones while some of them will do just about anything you ask of them.

Now, on top of choosing a good contractor, you also have to choose a suitable material to build your fence. As you should have expected, different materials have various strengths and weaknesses, making some of them suitable for certain situations and unsuitable for others. You can use the following guide to have some kind of general idea about a few different fencing materials.

The Wood

The classic fencing material is still quite popular both with clients and builders alike. Despite wood being generally regarded as weak and prone to rotting, it does have a few key advantages in that wooden fencing is quite light (making it easier to move and transport), easy to paint or finish and absolutely versatile, allowing to you to create the fences Brisbane with all kinds of gentle or sharp curves as you see fit, along with a nice design to go with it. Sadly, wooden fences are becoming quite costly, mostly due to the increasing prices of lumber.

Wrought Iron or Aluminium

If you want something sturdy for your commercial fencing, iron fences are really your best option. What may damage or simply destroy other types of fences may not even scratch the surface of a decently built iron fence. Recently, iron fencing has become a viable solution to the application of better grades of steel which are more flexible and easier to manipulate. Alternatively, one can consider aluminium fences as well. Although they are not as durable as those, they don’t rust (which is a major disadvantage of iron fences).

The Vinyl

Vinyl fences are relatively new compared to wooden or iron fences. Despite this, they are easily one of the better fencing materials due to certain reasons. One of them is their ability to last long without fading or getting damaged. Some fences are known to last for more than ten years without any noticeable change. Of course, you can also count on very low maintenance costs, with the prices of vinyl fencing being mostly on par with that of wooden ones. Sadly, vinyl fencing is not completely indestructible: if exposed to a high amount of UV rays throughout the year, expect to see major degradation quite soon, particularly if you opted for a lower-graded vinyl fence.The above three are the most common types of fences used nowadays. There are still a few more types that need to be discussed, including fencing made with precast concrete panels or bamboo and chain link fences. The former is yet another durable type of fencing, but it is quite difficult to install without proper tools and the help of a good contractor. Bamboo fencing should be considered for decorative purposes, although you have to be reminded that it suffers from the same rotting issues as wooden fences. Chain link fences are suitable for the likes of sports courts, to keep dogs from wandering off or to act as a temporary fencing solution, but they are normally seen as ugly to be considered for other applications.

Ultimately, choosing the right type of fencing material is something that only you can do. Consider your budget and requirements before making any choice, and don’t be in a rush or you will regret it later on.