How to Choose the Right Fencing Material

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How to Choose the Right Fencing Material

Choosing the right fencing material for your home is an important decision. Different materials will offer different colour options, levels of security and privacy and will accentuate your home differently. It’s important to consider if the fence you want for aesthetics will meet your security and privacy needs, and if it’ll blend well with the style of your home. Another important consideration is of course cost – is your ideal fence within your budget? Can you achieve a similar look and function with a more affordable material? At Adelaide Fence Centre we know just how many options there are for fencing and how difficult it can be to choose. This article will help you navigate the options available.

Why do You Need a Fence?

When choosing the right fence for you, there are some important questions you should ask yourself. You should also rate the questions on how important to you they are. Is security a high priority? If this is a very important consideration for you, then security fencing may be something you’ll need. Is privacy an issue? Most fencing options can easily provide a good deal of privacy and fortunately they don’t need to be an eyesore. Is your fence for safety? Does your fence have to keep pets contained? How much maintenance do you want to do? Some materials can be relatively maintenance-free while others may need some special care.

The Right Material for the Job

Now that you know what you want your fence to do, it’s time to get down to the materials. There are a wide range of material options available and we encourage you to discuss your options with our professionals at Adelaide Fence Centre. Here we’ll discuss just a few of your options.

Brick and stone options are great for long-standing durability as they will survive forever. If they’re properly built both materials require little maintenance other than occasional cleaning. If it’s a brick fence and is rendered however, it will need to be repainted every now and then. Galvanised steel is strong and can last decades, also being galvanised they’re protected from rust and pests but can require occasional repainting. Timber fences require considerably more maintenance than your other options however they’re generally less expensive to install and repair, but that being said they may require more often repair than other materials.

More modern materials are very easy to maintain and typically will wash clean with water. Some more modern options include Colorbond, glass and aluminium. Aluminium fences are not quite as strong as steel so while they may stand up to most weather conditions, if you need a security fence they may not be the best option. Glass fencing is very strong but it’s not bulletproof so while it can look very appealing you may want to refrain from installing one on the front of your property. It can however be a very attractive pool fencing option.

Whatever material you’re after for your ideal fence, it’s important to ensure its installed properly. The most durable material won’t help much if it is installed poorly. While some materials like Colorbond can be easy to install, the added peace of mind of having it installed by a professional can go a long way. Plus, when your fence is installed by professionals it will usually be finished much quicker and you can be confident in the quality of work. If you’re still unsure about the right material for your fence, contact the friendly staff at Adelaide Fence Centre. We have the expertise to make sure you achieve the best look for your home at the best prices.

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