As human beings, we are naturally territorial. We want and need that sense of privacy and security which comes with owning property. One way to achieve this is to install a fence. Before embarking on this venture, there are a number of factors which need to be decided on, not least of which is the type of material to use in the construction of the fence. Different materials come with their very own set of unique advantages.

PVC fencing

Although PVC has been around for a long time, it wasn’t until the 1980’s that it found its use in fencing. PVC has become very popular due to its strength and flexibility. On average, it is about five times stronger than wood. The flexibility provided by PVC fencing is perfect for locations which face severe weather conditions and also areas close to the sea where saltwater can be a cause for concern. It is ideal for keeping animals because it cannot be chewed through and animals will not hurt themselves if they try to run through it. There is virtually no maintenance required for PVC fencing. Just a rub down every now and then with soap and water will keep it clean. It comes in a variety of colors which makes it easy to match your fence to your home’s color scheme.

Iron fencing

Iron fencing tends to be a more expensive option than other types but it has many advantages over its counterparts. It can be very decorative with an artistic elegance difficult or impossible to duplicate using other types of fencing. Iron fencing is low on maintenance, very long lasting, strong and provides good security. It gives the feeling of both open space and security which is why it is a popular choice for back yards and swimming pools. Iron fences contrast very well with decks. There is very little maintenance as it does not rot or warp. Iron fences are durable in all types of weather conditions.

Wood fencing

Wooden fencing comes in different types which include picket, board, privacy, split rail, and post. Each of these fence types has its own use and place in different types of houses. It is cheap to install and can be customized to match the surroundings. It is relatively easily to maintain and fix if damaged.

Chain Link fencing

Chain link fencing is popular on commercial and residential properties. It is durable and ideal for many different needs. It is inexpensive which makes it a good option for large areas. Very little upkeep or maintenance is needed for many years. It is made of galvanized steel which can be coated to stop corrosion. If damage does occur, the damaged areas can be easily repaired without having to replace the entire fence. It is available in different colors if the metallic look is not your style.

Regardless of whether you choose PVC, iron, wood or chain link, you should always hire the right people for the job of installing it. Correct instillation will insure that you keep your sense of privacy and security for many years to come.