As your local fence contractors, Fence Pros Charleston will help you with deciding on which fence material is right for you. Your choice depends on your needs and budget. Determine your objective. Safety, privacy, security, pets, or livestock? Establishing your borders or adding to the beauty of your home? Below is a list of fence types based on value and application.
Lightweight, long-lasting, relatively maintenance-free, and an upscale look. By far the best value and most practical for swimming pool barrier code. The downside of aluminum is a lack of privacy. This can usually be accomplished with landscaping. Aluminum is ideal in both commercial and residential applications.
Vinyl offers a lot of variety, but not as much as wood. Vinyl does offer the maintenance-free aspect of aluminum. At the end of the day, it is plastic and tends to become brittle in cold temperatures. It also expands and contracts a good bit with the heat and cold. Surprisingly, the price of vinyl is generally much greater than that of aluminum.
The options are endless in wood, with options for privacy, semi-privacy, picket, post, and wire, or post and rail. The price ranges in wood vary with the style. Historically, there has always been a wood option at the lowest price, but since the pandemic, things changed. Wood prices escalated, no longer allowing for a low- price wood option. In addition, you will have to constantly deal with rotting, warping, twisting, sagging, and maintenance. This is not the ideal choice for commercial applications as commercial is usually more permanent.
This is a great option in commercial applications where clients are not as concerned about aesthetics. Chain link is durable with both galvanized steel and vinyl-coated steel options. Chain link lacks privacy, but plastic slats can be added to create privacy. The lowest price chain link fence is in line with aluminum prices.
A classic fence look. These fences are strong but costly. Steel and Wrought Iron require constant scraping and painting.
This is a great option for the permanent barriers. The down side is cost.