Picking the Best Material for a Fence 

October 3, 2022

When designing a fence, you’re faced with a lot of decisions. Picking the material for your fence can depend on your purpose for the fence, your price range, and the style you’re looking for. Fortunately, you have plenty of options to choose from.


Vinyl is still a relatively new material, but it is widely popular. Over the years, vinyl manufacturers have made it into a very durable material. Some vinyl fences even come with a lifetime guarantee. In addition to being long-lasting, vinyl is also very durable and low-maintenance. Once your fence is installed, there isn’t much left for you to do. At most, you’ll need to occasionally wash off dirt and grime. Vinyl is also a very aesthetically pleasing material. It can look like wood without the maintenance that comes with it. You can also get vinyl in a variety of colors and styles to suit your taste.


Many people have steered away from wood fences because wood is more susceptible to damage from the weather, pests, and time. If you want to still have a wood-like appearance without all the maintenance, then you might want to go with a composite fence. Composite is made from wood fibers and plastic, so it is more durable while still having the look you want. A composite fence will also add noise reduction to your yard so you can enjoy your privacy.


A steel fence can provide you with a variety of benefits. First of all, it’s a very durable material. It doesn’t degrade over time and it will keep your yard protected. It’s also a very cost-effective material. It’s relatively inexpensive and it lasts for a very long time. You can also feel more secure when inside a steel fence. Since it’s such a strong material, it’s very difficult for someone to break in via your fence. To top it off, steel is a stylish choice and it’s easy to maintain. All you really need to do is repaint it every once in a while to protect it from rust.

Ornamental Metal 

Metal fences are a classic look for any home. They are the best option for someone who is primarily concerned with property demarcation or containment. These fences will outline your property with style. The added benefit of an ornamental metal fence is you can customize it in several ways. You can choose a pattern that best fits your taste and you can even add decorative toppers to your fence. An ornamental metal fence is easy to install and it will stand the test of time. You don’t need to worry about rust, mold, or mildew. As far as maintenance, you simply need to clean it off every once in a while.

Chain Link 

If privacy isn’t your priority, then a chain link fence could be an ideal option. These fences are durable and cheap to install. You can cover a wide area for very little money. A chain link fence is the perfect choice for anyone who’s trying to keep children and pets protected in their yard. You can also install a chain link fence around a very large piece of land to keep everything contained without spending a lot of money on other materials.

Before you settle on a material, consider what your fence is being used for. Your priority could be privacy, protection, or more. The main purpose of your fence will help you determine what material is best for you.

Best Vinyl Fence and Deck carries several materials for fences. Click here to explore what’s available.

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