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A Guide to Different Fence Materials

There are plenty of materials available if you are considering installing a new fence for your Chicago home. From economical chain link to rich natural wood, choosing your material comes down to understanding your needs and wants. Deciding how you want your fence to look and how much maintenance you are willing to perform will help you choose the right material for your needs.

Wood Fencing

Classic wood is an excellent choice when you’re looking to add privacy, security, and curb appeal to your home. Rot-resistant cedar ages beautifully and naturally repels pests. The life expectancy of a wooden fence can be extended with special post options, such as those reinforced with steel. Proper installation is important, as is routine maintenance.

Chain Link Fencing
For those looking for economical options, chain link fencing is ideal. It provides high visibility and simple, secure pet containment. High winds are not a concern, and chain link can be customized for additional privacy.

Vinyl and Composite Fencing
When it comes to no-fuss fencing, there’s no substitute for vinyl or composite. Vinyl fencing is available in attractive white and wood-tone colors, and requires none of the maintenance that wood fencing does. Vinyl fencing is versatile and available in good-neighbor styles, like picket, and solid privacy styles. Composite fences provide a natural wood look with the same low maintenance requirements of vinyl. You can find composite fencing in attractive colors, like Pacific Redwood.

Iron and Aluminum Fencing
Enclosing your estate with iron fencing provides a classic feel and unmatched security. Aluminum is another excellent choice for metal fencing, and it is naturally corrosion-resistant and requires no painting. Either of these metal fencing options can provide security while showing off the beauty of your property.

Fence Connection, Inc. carries these materials in many styles and colors for you to choose from. Visit us online to view our gallery so you can explore them for yourself, or call us at (847) 388-0321 with any questions. You can also visit our show yard in Elgin and explore the fencing we have in person.

Last Updated on December 21, 2012 by M D

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