Protecting Your Garden

Protecting Your Garden

3 Affordable Fencing Options To Consider For Your Home

Ivan May

Making updates to your home can be time consuming and costly. However, making the right update to your house can be a worthwhile investment. Considering it adds value to your home and serves general functions including adding privacy and security, installing a fence will be one of these smart investments for your equity and family's needs. Unfortunately, finding the right fence for your family's needs while following neighborhood guidelines and staying within your budget can be difficult. With this guide, you will learn about a few affordable fencing options that may work for your home and budget needs.

Chain Link

For an affordable and functional fencing option for your backyard, consider chain link. Constructed out of durable aluminum, chain link is virtually maintenance -free and resistant to decay and severe damage. The material is also versatile, allowing you to install the fence around your yard in various ways.

Unfortunately, chain link does not offer anything in terms of privacy for your yard. In addition, some homeowner's associations do not permit the use of chain link fencing in their neighborhoods. Chain link is perfectly suitable for enclosing pets and children in your yard without investing a larger amount of money on other fencing materials.

Due to possible restrictions, be sure to consult your city, town, and HOA board before hiring a contractor to begin installation. Work with a company like City Wide Fence Co if you do decide to move forward with this choice.


There are numerous pros and cons associated with wood fencing. The natural look of wood appeals to most homeowners plus wood fence boards, pickets, and panels can be installed in a variety of ways. You can choose from simple and short pickets for enclosing your backyard or taller boards and panels to create a privacy fence. Since it can be customized in so many ways, many homeowner's associations allow wood fencing in their neighborhoods.

Wood fencing does require a bit of maintenance to keep it attractive and in good standing condition. Washing the wood off is smart for preventing heavy buildup of dirt, dust, mud, and grass clippings. Also, you will need to stain your wood fence after installation. Staining with a water repellent product reduces the amount of moisture soaked into your wood through the years. Water repellent stains also reduce the risk of mold and algae growth while protecting the fence from decay. Choose a stain with a hint of color, improving its overall look while complementing your outdoor appeal.

While shocking for most homeowners to learn, numerous types of wood can be used to create your fence. When shopping, consider the wood that will have the longest lifespan. This will ensure you see a higher return on your initial investment. Eastern red cedar is one of the most durable options, since it lasts up to 30 years.


If you want a material that will remain attractive and durable without a great deal of maintenance, opt for a vinyl fence. Not only does vinyl have a long lifespan, but its attractive look is accepted by most cities and homeowner's organizations. Although more expensive than chain link and wood, the cost will be worth it in the end.

Installed in sections, the vinyl panels create an enclosed area that is safe and private. You can choose from a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, allowing you to create a custom look suited to your personality, budget, and home exterior.

Making the decision to install a fence is a great start, but you will need to select the right material for your needs. With the right planning and research, you can choose a fence suited to your home, family's needs, and affordable budget. 


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Protecting Your Garden

I grew up in a rural community. My parents always planted a vegetable garden each year. Unfortunately, they didn’t protect this garden from wildlife. Therefore, deer often consumed much of my family’s crop. If you’re contemplating planting your first vegetable garden this year, you can prevent this misfortune from happening to you. Thankfully, a good fence can keep deer and other wildlife out of your garden. If you’re unfamiliar with how to install a fence, contact a reputable fence contractor. This individual can install a fence that will meet your specific needs. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fence to install around a vegetable garden.