There are two main options people will gravitate towards when looking for a privacy fence, and those two options are wood and metal privacy fences. Each type has its merits and shortcomings, so the one for you will depend on your preferences and needs. We’ll go over both wood and metal privacy fences to help you decide which you should install.
Many homeowners love using wooden privacy fences. They have great aesthetic appeal since they can be customized in many different ways. You can either stain them if you want their natural beauty to be seen, or you could paint them so that they go well with your home’s exterior. Other perks that wood fences have include having a lower upfront cost than metal ones, the benefit of being easier to repair and install, and being easier to work with overall because the wood can be cut to any size that you need.
The only problems that come with wooden fences are that they tend to be heavier on maintenance. You’ll have to get your fence re-painted or re-stained every year so that you aren’t susceptible to rot and various pests.
Metal privacy fences come in many varieties. There are wrought iron fences, aluminum fences, and chain-link fences. Unlike wood fences, metal ones don’t demand as much maintenance. They are coated so that there is a smaller chance of them rusting and corroding. They also hold up better against extreme weather and tend to last longer than their wooden counterparts, thanks to their superior durability.
With all of his said, there are shortcomings to metal fences. They don’t have as many design options. They also cost more initially, though you should consider the fact that you won’t spend as much money on maintenance, making it more economically beneficial in the long run. Lastly, repairs are more complicated. If anything happens to a part of your fence, there’s a chance you may have to replace the entire fence.
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you are excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.