When you’re preparing to have a new fence installed on your property, it is important to consider how different materials will stand up to weather throughout the years. You may find that one type of fence material is more suitable for your needs than another. Read on to explore wood, metal and composite fencing in more detail to help you make your decision.
- Wood Fencing: Wood is the classic fencing material and has plenty of character that often increases with age. Wood requires more maintenance than other types of fencing, but the rewards are often worth it. As a wood fence ages, its coloration will tend to change, and it will require re-staining or painting to maintain its appearance. Wood can be affected by pests if left untreated. Eventually, wood fences that have not been maintained or are of an advanced age can warp, crack, or rot, and will need to be repaired or replaced.
- Metal Fencing: There are a few different types of metal in this type of fencing, such as wrought iron, chain link and aluminum. Metal fencing lasts a long time, though wrought iron can be prone to rust without regular repainting. Powder-coated aluminum is impervious to corrosion and a good choice for a permanent fence. Chain link can be deformed due to age and weather, but replacing individual sections can rectify this.
- Composite Fencing: A very popular choice for residential fence installations, PVC vinyl fencing, is an incredibly low-maintenance material. It never needs repainting or staining, and will retain its color and shape for many years with little care. Composite fencing resists the effects of UV radiation that would cause discoloration, fading and brittleness in other materials.
FenceWorks of Georgia, Inc. carries a full range of residential and commercial fence materials. Visit us online to learn more about our fence installation and repair services, or contact us at (770) 452-9900.