Which Type of Fence Should I Choose for My Property?

Fencing5Choosing a material and style for your fence may not seem like the top priority for the renovating homeowner—and the truth is, it’s not. If you have to choose between the right cabinets for your kitchen and the right fence for your yard, you’ll choose cabinetry every time. Fencing is cheaper to install and easier to replace.

But installing a fence is still an investment, and getting it wrong is still a setback. After all, the fence defines your borders. It has the power to add or detract from your property’s overall aesthetic value. Curb appeal is important, as is your own enjoyment of the backyard or any fenced area. You want a quality material and a professional installation that stands the test of time.

Come to think of it, maybe the fence isn’t such a minor decision after all. Sure, it’s cheaper than cabinetry—but the difference isn’t as great as you might expect. The average American homeowner spends around $2,500 to install a fence around their property. The total for kitchen cabinets comes to $4,500 on average.

So what materials and styles are available for your fence, and how do they stack up?

1. Vinyl

Some people feel that vinyl fencing does not achieve the look they want, but many are surprised at how attractive a vinyl fence can actually be. Either way, the structural advantages are impossible to deny. Vinyl stands up to weather, wind, and time better than other types of fencing. It’s also environmentally friendly and affordable, and comes in a wide array of colors.

2. Aluminum

Iron fences represent a classic look, and many homeowners find them desirable. But iron tends to rust, and it’s also expensive. Aluminum fences allow you to achieve a similar appearance at a lower cost, and with greater durability. With its black appearance, this type of fencing blends in seamlessly to most properties. Aluminum is also particularly good for security. Compared with wood or vinyl, it’s difficult to damage or climb.

3. Wood

No matter how many modern materials enter the market, wood remains the classic standard for fencing. Pressure treated lumber has brought prices down and durability up, so more homeowners can afford to install this type of fence. Wood also offers the greatest flexibility in terms of construction. Fence specialists can install wood fences any number of ways to achieve unique styles and appearances.

The best fence for your property

The advice of a trusted outdoor living specialist can go a long way if you’re unsure as to what type of fence will fit your property, your budget, and your tastes. Sample materials and digital mock ups are also a great way to visualize how a fence will actually look when it’s installed. Highly reputable companies usually offer all three of these materials for fencing, and are experienced with each. Look for a positive reputation back by client reviews, and guarantees backed up in writing. Then you can move forward with total confidence in your fence installation.

Client Testimonials

J.Widener from Newton, NJ

“Outstanding team. Very impressed with the whole process and the most with my new beautiful deck!”

S.Long from Franklin Township, NJ

“The deck looks FANTASTIC. I still can’t believe that Deck Guardian was able to resurface my old, ugly deck. Our neighbors have stopped by to comment on how great the deck looks. The attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism set this company apart. I highly recommend Deck Guardian!”

M.Lewis from Fleminton, NJ

“We have received numerous compliments from Neighbor’s and friend’s who think that the finished project looks terrific. Not only do I appreciate the “quality job”, but I really appreciate the professional manner Skip handled all the details!”

L.Cohen from West Orange, NJ

“When I came home yesterday, I could not believe how amazing my newly resurfaced deck looked. Crew did an amazing job. It was also a pleasure to work with your salesperson, very professional and knowledgeable!”

S.Smith from Chester Township, NJ

“I’m completely impressed. I have dealt with my share of contractors as I have been updating my home for several years. Deck Guardian gets the gold medal. Deck Guardian restored my 10 year old deck & fence to a brand new condition. I am amazed!”

P.Tang from Westfield, NJ

“Deck Guardian Team did a good and pleasant job to give us a professional service and a beautiful new deck, without replacing it. We love the color and the way it feels like. Highly recommended!”

Kathryn Barchi from Piscataway, NJ

“My husband and I had recently moved into a new home and quite quickly we learned of so many things that both us and the home inspector missed prior to the purchase; the deck being one huge item. We quite desperately wanted to use our deck and know that it was safe for us, our kids, our pups, and our guests, which in the original state, was definitely not the case. Deck Guardian to the rescue! The Deck Guardian team, from the free estimate to the point of project close, were quite wonderful to work with entirely. They even pointed out additional things we had missed with regards to the safety of our deck. Of course, best of all, the Deck Guardian team was able to work within our budget, while giving us back our deck with a new lease on life. Deck Guardian far exceeded our expectations and for that, my husband and I can not thank them enough!!!”

Jessica Ravitz from Skillman, NJ

“Deck Guardian completed an amazing deck replacement project for us in less than 2 weeks after we signed our contract. Not only did they provide an extremely competitive price, we got a beautiful deck that so greatly exceeded our expectations! Everyone at Deck Guardian is wonderful – from the estimator, the crew and the administrative staff – very friendly, professional, meticulous and hard working. We are so pleased and give the highest recommendation!!! Thank you Deck Guardian!”

Paul Cichello from Bridgewater, NJ

“I contacted Deck Guardian and was given an estimate the very next day. The representative was very knowledgeable and fair. The workers were polite and professional. We are satisfied with our new deck and would recommend Deck Guardian to anyone who wants quality work.”