Once you have decided to install a new fence around your home or business, the next thing you will have to consider is which material to choose. Wood, metal, and vinyl all have their benefits and drawbacks, and there are multiple varieties and options within those material categories. If you are planning to install a new fence this year, consider these three materials and consult the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond. Picking the right material for your new fence is essential to its long-term performance, and our team of experts is ready to help you design and build the perfect perimeter solution for your home or business.
Wood Fences Provide Privacy and Timeless Beauty
When people think of residential fences, they often envision a classic wood fence. Wood is an excellent material for residential applications because of its ability to take color well, its versatile appearance, and its ability to provide privacy. Homeowners can use wood stain, paint, or varnish to seal and color their fence, prolonging its life and giving it a pop of color. Unlike aluminum or steel, wood is a popular material for privacy fences because wood boards are a relatively cost-effective way to provide cover. While wood is more expensive than other options such as vinyl, it is still an incredibly popular choice for privacy applications.
Metal Fences are Strong, Secure, and Durable
If security is your main priority, metal fences are likely the best choice for you. Aluminum, steel, and wrought iron are just some of the metals used to make fences. Metal fences can be built to suit a variety of different price points, from low-cost chain link to high-end custom wrought iron. Assuming your metal fence is installed correctly, you will have a tough time finding a perimeter solution that provides more security. Metal fences are also relatively durable, resisting pests, rot, and physical damage.
Vinyl is Cost-Effective and Low-Maintenance
Vinyl fences are another popular choice for folks looking for privacy for their home. Vinyl panels are completely opaque and relatively inexpensive, making it easy and cheap to surround your entire property with a full-coverage privacy fence. Another reason for vinyl’s high popularity is its incredibly low maintenance requirements. Vinyl is not susceptible to rust, corrosion, pests, rot, and mold, and it can often be cleaned with a brief wash from a garden hose. However, vinyl panels can crack or scuff, and a damaged panel must often be replaced entirely.
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.