When putting a fence around your home it can serve different purposes. It can serve as a privacy shield from trespassers and from neighbors seeing into your yard. It can also add aesthetic value to the exterior of your home. Fences can be used as part of your landscape design too. When choosing the type of fencing you are going to use in your yard you first need to decide what purpose the fencing is going to serve. If you wanted a privacy fence, you would not use a chain length fence but would use a wooden fence instead. You also need to look at your budget, as some fencing can be very expensive, especially if there is a large area to fence. You also need to measure the area to be fenced along with how tall you want it to be. You need to look at the general weather in your area as some fencing stands up to certain weather conditions better than other fencing.
After having all this information in hand, it is time to shop for your new fence. Here is some of the different types that you can choose from.
• Split rail fencing-it is a popular type one that homeowners prefer to install. You can have this type made in concrete or wood. This will give your home a rustic look. When made of wood you will have to paint it and repaint as and when necessary.
• Wrought iron fencing-it is the type to choose if you want a decorative high-end fence. It was one used before chain link and vinyl fencing hit the market. It is not a cheap option but there are benefits to using it, such as it needs less maintenance and last much longer than others.
• Wooden fencing-this is a favorite among people putting up a fence. The panels are strong and sturdy with many designs. You can paint or stain the it to match your landscape or home design. With wooden fencing how tall it can vary from four feet to as tall as eight feet if you want a high fence to keep someone from looking into your yard.
• Chain link fencing-this is a safe, secure, cost effective fence. It is easy to install and one that many use for gardens and big areas.
One type that many would not consider fencing is to plant hedges as an Eco-friendly option to other types of fencing. Thick hedges are hard to penetrate and look very decorative.