If you are living in a home without a fence, you may have decided to get a fence for various reasons, so now you have to decide which type of fence will be the best fit for your backyard.

You must weigh out your options and make an educated decision on whether to choose: wood, vinyl, or chain link.

Looking around the neighborhood is a good first step to see what types of fencing other people have.

While privacy might be your main concern, there may be rules in your neighborhood through homeowners associations on what type of fence you can have, so find out that information before making a decision.

Wood Fences

A wood fence is a popular option for homeowners because it looks nice and is affordable; before vinyl fencing came along, this was what people put in their yards.

Installation can be done in a timely manner because it is not extremely difficult to put in a wooden fence; posts for wood fencing should be set in concrete and then you can determine how far apart you want each slat of wood.

The maintenance for a wood fence can be one of the downsides; since wood can rot over time, some of the posts might need to be replaced at some point.

The good thing is with a well-maintained wood fence, it can last years and years.

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are often what you see in a neighborhood with white fencing.

You have options on whether to make vinyl fencing semi-private or completely private depending on how close together the slats are to one another.

It is a good option because of its durability as unlike wood, it does not warp, split or rot over time which means that it is very low maintenance.

No matter what climate you live in, vinyl fences are a good choice because it looks nice and lasts a long time.

The cost of vinyl fencing might be more than other options on the market, but it more than makes up for itself because it won't need to be replaced as often.

Chain Link Fences

Chain link fences are another low maintenance option and a good choice if you don't need full privacy.

They are also more affordable than other options and can withstand years of abuse from the elements plus they are made to last, so once you install chain link fencing, you will not have to worry about it for a long time.

Fortunately there are more options than the typical bare wire look that you often see out in the country.

A Fencing Summary

No matter which fencing you choose, they all have their advantages and benefits, their own unique looks, plus many other factors that will go into the choice you make.

Whether your top priority is cost, maintenance, or durability, there is a fence out there for everyone.

Whether you like the traditional look of wood, the modern look of vinyl, or the see-through versions of chain link, install a fence that you feel most comfortable with.

Not only are there choices in materials used, but now you can choose an array of colors to match with any style you want.

Whether it is a different paint or stain color, you can have the fence of your dreams!

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