A genuinely great fence can be both a privacy and design feature to homes. Fencing these days comes in all shapes, sizes, and varieties, and choosing the perfect material for your home can be difficult. It needs to match both your aesthetic and perform the functions you desire. To find the ideal fencing materials for your Valley Village home, read on!
Metal fences are a classic for a reason – they stand the test of time. These fences are timeless and durable. Wrought iron fencing can be customizable and intricate, adding to your home’s character. It usually requires professional installation, so try cast iron, aluminum, or steel if you want a DIY option. These materials are also durable but a little easier to install.
There are many types of wood fencing from which to choose. Redwood, a native California tree, and teak are at the top end of the market for their beauty, softness, and resistance to insects, decay, and warping. Although you cannot match their luster, cedar fencing is a good option if you cannot afford them. It is pest and shrink resistant and has lasting color. You will have to use a concrete base for cedar, as it is more prone to rot. Treated wood is a more budget-friendly option; however, it can warp and twist soon after installation.
Vinyl fencing has come a long way in the last few decades. It is very customizable, and modern vinyl fencing is surprisingly long-lasting compared to its predecessors. Some manufacturers even have a lifetime guarantee! The thicker the vinyl, the better; however, consider hiring a professional to install your fence as this isn’t the easiest DIY project.
Craftsman-style fences are the most expensive on this list yet the most durable. Whether you use concrete, brick, stone, or block, these weighty fences require concrete structural footing poured into the ground and professional installation. These fences are often mixed with wood or wrought iron, adding to the overall aesthetic with mixed materials and beauty.
Which style of fence would match your home’s aesthetic and your budget? Not sure? Give us a call today at Design Scapes for a consultation.