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4 Types of Materials to Consider When Installing a New Fence

According to Grand View Research, the global fencing market was worth $27.88 billion in 2021. A fence plays a huge role in the overall look of a home. It mirrors the personality of a homeowner in a certain way. In a practical sense, fences serve several purposes, such as protection, privacy, styling, or curb appeal. They come in all shapes and sizes and are erected using various types of materials. Let's look at the most widely used for creating new fences.

1. Live Plants

Live plant fences are common. In fact, they have been around for a long time. The most popular are bamboo fences. Bamboo grows slowly but eventually matures into a thick tall fence. Another popular live plant fence is the hedge, which is manicured often for height maintenance and to keep overgrowth and malformations at bay. If you settle for a live fence, exercise patience. As your fence grows, it takes commitment to keep it pruned and maintained properly.

2. Wood

Wood is a popular type of fencing. It comes in a wide array of options, such as posts, panels, pickets, and lattices. Whenever you choose wood fencing, always settle for the best type of wood. It should withstand weather changes through the years as well as any other elements of the environment. Wood fences are cheaper to install, last a long time when installed properly, and are great for people looking for some privacy. They also give your home a warm, inviting, and cozy look.

3. Metal

Metal fences come in different variations. These include galvanized steel or iron formed into different kinds of shapes and sizes. For example, poles, chains, or barbed wire are all options depending on the application. You can have the metal customized into ornamental styles that suit your style. Metal fences offer a lot of security, are less prone to fire accidents, and last long. Rust may be an issue over time, but it won't tear down the fencing.

4. PVC or Vinyl

Plastic fences are the most versatile. At the point of manufacture, they can be manipulated or engineered to achieve many manners of shapes, styles, and colors. A major downside of PVC fences is that once installed, sturdiness may not be something you can vouch for. They are more aesthetically pleasing than functional and are prone to fire accidents as they are highly flammable. In any case, plastic is bad for the environment.

If you are thinking of installing a new fence, there are several types of materials to choose from. Whichever you pick should be both functional and appealing to your taste. Get in touch with Black Ops Fence for a discussion about your fence. Whether it needs fixing or a total makeover, we can help.

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