Choosing The Right Fence For Your Property

Posted on June 5th, 2014

The Different Types of Fences

Adding a fence can serve a number of purposes: it can provide you with privacy, serve as a barrier to protect children and pets from leaving the yard, and add beauty and character to your property. When considering a fence, there are several key points to consider in helping you make the best choice that will serve your needs as well as enhance your home:

What is The Purpose of Your Fence?
This is probably the most crucial question to ask yourself that will ultimately help you make the best choice that is right for you. Fences are generally used for three purposes:

Types of Fences
There are several different types of fencing available, made to accommodate any taste and/or budget, the majority of which are listed below. After you’ve decided on the purpose of your fence, you will need to look into fencing materials, as well as their price ranges, and set a budget:

Fence Maintenance
It is important to keep in mind the type of maintenance that will be required for your choice of fencing. Vinyl/PVC fencing requires little to no maintenance, maintenance on ornamental aluminum is minimal, and chain link is virtually maintenance-free. Wooden fences will require occasional mending or repainting. Discussing your specific options with a professional fence maintenance company will give you a better idea of the type of maintenance your fencing choice requires.

Fence Installation
While it may be tempting to try a “Do-It-Yourself” fence installation, a professional fence installation company has the tools and the expertise to ensure that your fence is properly installed and can give you some tips on fence maintenance, ensuring that your fence has the longest possible life, as well as continuing to look good for years to come.

Fence by Maintenance has been serving the fence installation, maintenance and repair needs of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area since 1957. Priding themselves on quality installation and professional service, Fence by Maintenance offers a Two-Year Workmanship Warranty, and continues to receive an annual Super Service Award from Angie’s List. If you are looking to maintain or repair your current fence, or are looking for a new fencing installation, contact Fence by Maintenance today, where their expert professionals will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.