Installing a fence around your home or business can have many perks that not only add to the value of your property but also make it more convenient and safe to enjoy your property. Whether you are interested in giving your kids the freedom to run around out front without the fear of them wandering into the street or in adding an extra bit of privacy to your yard, you may be wondering, “How much does a new fence cost?” While there is no way other than a professional estimate and proper measuring to get an accurate figure, this simple guide will give you a basic rundown on which materials tend to be the most costly as well as the pros and cons for each of our most popular fencing materials…
Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron is considered the pricier material for fence construction. However, this material is extremely durable, known for its beauty and can last a lifetime if you care for it properly. The main con of a wrought iron fence is that it can rust in inclement weather. This can be avoided with the proper sealing and upkeep. We can help you to learn more about what you can do to keep your wrought iron looking stellar for years to come.
Coming in less expensively than traditional wrought iron, vinyl fencing is a popular choice for those who do not want to have to worry about excessive upkeep. Vinyl will not warp like wood or rust like iron and is impressively strong for a material that you would not expect to be such a work horse. Vinyl’s only true con is that it can crack in high temperatures and become brittle.
The most economical option of the three materials covered in this article, cedar is considerably lower priced than both vinyl and wrought iron. Cedar is a great option for privacy fencing, is inexpensive and can be painted or stained any hue you prefer. The cons of cedar include the need for timely upkeep to prevent warping, rotting, and termites. With that said, any wood item comes with these same issues and what cedar lacks in letting you be lax on upkeep, it makes for in traditional, timeless appeal.
From adding beauty to your home to keeping the neighbor’s pesky pooch out of your prized begonias, we can help you to create a fence that meets your needs and splashes a hint of character on to your property all at the same time. Contact a fence contractor in your area for a quote or to learn more about all material options.