How to Choose the Right Fence for You



A solid fence can help with everything from privacy to security to keeping animals in or out. However, building a fence isn’t as simple as picking up a few fence panels and hammering them together. There are many types of fencing to choose from – all with their own pros and cons. It can be quite a hard decision to know which to choose, so we’ve put together a list outlining the most common types of fences to help you pick the right fence for your home.

White picket fenceWood Fencing

We’ll start with the traditional “white picket fence” kind. Wood is the most popular fence choice in North America. With wood, you can choose almost any style you want. A short version can keep your dog in your yard and add a beautiful touch to your property. A higher version, with slats placed closer together, will give you more privacy while adding a touch of security. The cost can vary depending on the type and texture of wood you choose, as well as how high you build it.

Aluminum Fencing

Aluminum fencing is another favourite for North Americans. These types of fences are straightforward to install and they’re practically maintenance free. They can also keep your dogs on the right side of the fence while keeping it classy. In addition to providing security, aluminum fencing lets light through to your yard.

Wrought Iron FencingWrought iron fence

Wrought iron fences give your home some major curb appeal! Using wrought iron allows you to add unique designs and keep things secure on your property. On the flip side, wrought iron is one of the more expensive fences to install, and it requires a fair bit of upkeep to keep them looking nice.

PVC Fencing

PVC fencing is a less expensive alternative to wood, and is extremely durable – a great option if you’re on a budget. However, the fence won’t be as stable or have that classic look like a real wood fence would.

Vinyl Fencing

If you have a vinyl fence, you can live practically worry-free. It’s durable, maintenance free, and depending on the height, can offer you significant privacy and security. The only downside to vinyl is the significant upfront cost.

Chain link fenceChain Link Fencing

Chain link fencing is most commonly used to fence off commercial properties or areas such as parks or schoolyards. They’re inexpensive to install and maintain, but don’t provide the highest level of privacy or aesthetics.

Steel Fencing

Steel fences add some significant security to your property and are an excellent choice for sloped lands and uneven terrain. The downsides are that they don’t give you much privacy and are cumbersome to install.

Visit Capital Iron for More Information

At Capital Iron we offer fence and gate solutions for all types and sizes of yards. We offer factory direct pricing so you can get an exceptional looking fence that won’t break the bank. We also offer custom-made fencing. We’ll use your specifications to ensure precisely the security, privacy, and style you’re looking for – we are here to help you choose the right fence for you.

Contact us today or visit our Victoria store to talk to one of our outdoor living professionals about all your fencing needs.


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