Designing a new fence for your home or business is an exciting part of property ownership. Fantasizing about wrought iron gates, wood picket fences, and all of the other gorgeous options available to you can be fun, but your budget might provide a bit of a harsh reality check. Even the most ornate and high-end fencing options can seem doable at first, but costs rack up fast when you consider the length of your new fence. One way to construct an affordable fence is to mix and match different materials. Here are some ways to get an affordable fence without sacrificing aesthetics.
Chain Link is an Incredibly Affordable Fence Option
If you have a long stretch of property that needs to be fenced in, chain link is often the cheapest option. However, chain link doesn’t always mesh with a homeowner’s vision for their property. If privacy and aesthetic appeal are important, simply use chain link fencing for hidden areas. Yards that back up into hillsides, dense shrubs, or other obstructions are ideal candidates for selective stretches of chain link fencing; you get all of the security and affordability of chain link without spending money on high-end fence panels that no one will see.
Use Wood, Vinyl, or Metal Where it Counts
For areas like front yards or entrances, consider spending a bit extra for your preferred fence material. These are the areas that neighbors, visitors, and potential homebuyers or clients will see, so it may be worth it to spring for more expensive fencing in these areas. Passersby will be so taken by the wrought iron fence in your front garden that they likely won’t notice the chain link fence that contains the back or side yard. This allows you to save (and spend) money where it counts most.
Strategize Transitions and Gate Placement
If you decide to mix and match fencing materials, transitions and gate placement can make a massive difference. It often looks best to transition from one material to another in a corner or hidden area. The transition from wood to chain link can be jarring, so hiding the area with a shrub is often a good idea. Gates usually draw attention, so you may want to avoid mixing materials around gates.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.