Choosing the Best Material for Your Fence

by Kevin Smith Author

There can be a multitude of reasons that can prompt the decision to install a fence, just a few of these may be privacy, security, or aesthetics. Depending on why exactly it is that you are looking to install a fence can affect your decision on what type of fencing material is going to work best for your situation.  Different materials work better for different situations and each has its pros and cons. Here is a list of three of the most popular fencing materials. 


A wooden picket fence is the quintessential fencing material. A wooden fence hits all three marks when it comes to reasons why you want a fence, it provides privacy, it gives security and it is aesthetically pleasing. With just a small amount of maintenance, a wooden fence can last you the lifetime of your home. Repainting or re-staining every couple of years will keep your fence looking brand new. While there is always the risk of rot in areas with high moisture levels, individual panels can be easily replaced if damaged. 

Wrought Iron 

Wrought iron fences are going to give you the most polished finished on your home and give you a high-end look. While wrought iron is not ideal for creating privacy as they generally have an open panel design, they do provide security and are by far offer the most options design wise of any fence material. The biggest benefit to wrought iron is that it is the strongest fencing material and can last a lifetime if taken care of correctly.  Due to the durability of the material and the labor-intensive install wrought iron fencing is going to be one of the most expensive fencing materials. 


Vinyl fencing has begun to gain in popularity with its versatility and durability. While the visual appeal is not quite to the standard of a wood or wrought iron fencing it can give a uniform look that is low maintenance. Vinyl is known for being stronger than wood and is not damaged by water or pests such as termites. In fact, there is very little that can damage a vinyl fence in Tampa FL. While vinyl can run a little more expensive up front, the lack of maintenance costs will pay off in the long run.

 Fencing can elevate the exterior look of your home and give you much-needed privacy and security. No matter what material choose whether it is wood, wrought iron or vinyl fence, each brings their own set of benefits



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