Choosing the Right Fence for Your Home

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Home

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Home

When choosing a fence for your yard, there are a lot of things to consider. Here are some tips to think about when making your decision:


Decide what you want your fence to do for your yard. If it’s simply for the design element, choose an artistic design. For homes with children or dogs, you might want to avoid split rail fences with gaps that could be slipped through. If your fence is strictly for privacy, chain link is probably not going to be your best choice. Each type of fence has its own benefits and qualities, so make sure you find one that suits your needs.

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Home - Texas Fence and Iron

Every home has a particular style and for many homeowners, they want their fence to be an extension of that style. If you live on a plot of land, barbed wire or chain link may do, but older, ornamental homes would be better suited by brick or ornamental metal fences. Find a style that connects with that of your home, tying it all together.


The differing types of fencing materials can each have their own benefits and drawbacks. Here are a few of the most popular types:

Wood is the most standard and commonly used home fencing material in the US, surrounding many of our homes. Compared to other materials, they are the cheapest cost, but do require regular maintenance every couple of years as the wood rots. They are the most environmentally friendly and can usually be built to whatever height you want, whether it’s a short picket fence or an 8 foot privacy fence. 

Choosing the Right Fence for Your Home - Texas Fence and IronChain link fencing gives off a much more urban feel but is long lasting and basically maintenance free. It is affordable and quick to install. There are options of different vinyl coverings for the fences to give them a different look if the chain links are not your style. 

Our last materials to discuss are brick and ornamental metal. Both are more expensive options as well as require more time to install, but they require no further maintenance
and could last hundreds of years. They are fancier materials and can be customized to meet your desired design and height. 


Texas Fence and Iron has over 25 years of experience as well as professional designers and installers committed to our customers. Give us a call today to get started on your fence!

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