Exploring the Benefits of Different Fencing Types

Whether it’s defining the boundaries of their property, aesthetics, privacy, or security concerns, each property owner has their own set of reasons for adding a fence. After deciding to move forward with a fencing project, choosing the right material is crucial.

Each type of fence offers a unique set of advantages at a range of price points. This blog post explores the benefits of four specific fencing types: wood, aluminum, PVC, and temporary fencing.

Wood Fencing

For decades (if not centuries), wood fences have remained popular for commercial and residential property owners alike. And when you add up all the benefits of wood fencing, it’s easy to see why. First and foremost, wood fences offer a timeless aesthetic appeal that seamlessly fits nearly all architectural styles. Additionally, wood fences blend well with surrounding natural elements like trees or stone features.

In addition to looking great, you won’t find a better option for creating privacy than wood fencing. Of course, placing boards close together provides visual privacy, but wood has another advantage in that it offers sound insulation that’s unrivaled by other fencing types.

Aluminum Fence

If style and privacy are the primary advantages of wood fencing, there’s no question what tops the list for aluminum: durability.

Aluminum fences are exceptionally durable and resistant to rust and corrosion thanks to their innate properties. This longevity ensures they require minimal maintenance over the years, saving both time and money. Additionally, aluminum fences are lightweight, making them easy to install, and they retain their structural integrity without the need for constant upkeep.

Furthermore, these fences come in various styles and colors, allowing for customization to complement any architectural or landscaping design.

PVC or Vinyl

PVC (or vinyl) fencing is a popular choice for those seeking an affordable and durable fence option around pools, yards, enclosures, or property perimeters. Because they don’t require painting, staining, or sealing, PVC is ideal for those who may be interested in installing a fence at a rental property like a multi-family home or apartment complex. In addition, they won’t rot or rust over time and can last for decades.

PVC fencing is lightweight, easy to install, and comes in many styles, including some with extensive privacy or decorative benefits.

Temporary Fencing

While not a fencing “material” per se, temporary fencing may be an option that property owners or contractors consider for short-term projects or events. Temporary fences are traditionally chain-link, but Mills Fence can customize them in a variety of ways according to your needs. For example, we have experience with temporary fences that have a cantilever slide gate for easy in-and-out access and security.

If chain-link needs to be more mobile for your use case, we can also provide crowd control barriers that allow for portability without needing machinery or a large number of workers. Our flexible options enable us to offer the right temporary fence for the individual situation.

Plan Your Project With Mills Fence

Your choice of fencing material should align with your specific needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Fortunately, we have an option for every type of project. The experts at Mills Fence are here to help you make an informed decision and find the fencing material that best suits your unique requirements.

When it comes to your fencing investment, trust the company with more than 50 years of experience servicing clients throughout the tri-state area and beyond. Before beginning your project, schedule a consultation with a member of our team.