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Yard Fencing 101

Do you have a yard? Are you thinking of putting a fence around it? Maybe you have a family that you would like to protect, or maybe you feel like you live a little too close to your neighbor and are in need of more privacy. Perhaps you’re bored with your residential landscape and would like to add aesthetic value to your property. Our fences come in an endless variety of styles, materials, colors, and sizes. Yard fencing is suitable for a range of purposes and can be designed and built to seamlessly reflect the style of your current home. 

At Fencing Direct, we pride ourselves on being able to provide the best quality products combined with the best customer service. Whether you want to buy materials from us for a DIY yard fencing project, or you want us to help design and install your fence so that it is as suitable as possible for your property, we can guarantee that we are right for the job. 

Below we have outlined what you need to know before starting the yard fencing process. 
Everyone enjoys spending time outdoors, and if you are lucky enough to have a property with a yard, you may want to add a fence to it to ensure that you can enjoy that time outside in style and with privacy. Nowadays, however, the trend for outdoor landscaping and fencing is moving away from drab wooden fences and towards some more modern ideas. Even if you are thinking of installing a fence only for the practical purposes that a fence can provide, you still probably want to add aesthetic value to your property while you have the opportunity. Many homeowners, however, do not know where to start in terms of building or installing a trendy, modern fence. Additionally, if you have never had yard fencing installed before, and even if you have, it can be overwhelming to decide on a fence based on what you need, your property design, and your tastes. Below we have outlined some fencing ideas for the types of yard fencing that we offer, to jog your imagination on the modern yard fencing options that are out there. 

Why to Install Yard Fencing

Yard fencing can serve a plethora of purposes, including, but not limited to, property definition, protection, privacy, and adding aesthetic value to your home. Yard fencing doesn’t just have to be practical, it can also add beauty and your own unique touch to your property. 

First and foremost, yard fencing functions to provide security. Yard fencing is great for keeping your children and pets within property lines, and intruders, such as trespassers or stray animals, out. Some yard fences, however, provide more security than others. Some fences are also designed to provide more privacy than security, or often in addition to security. Fences can be built very high so that no one can peer over, or with the planks so close together that there are virtually no gaps. If you value privacy in your home and security, then yard fencing is a great option for you. 

In addition to protection, fences can also provide aesthetic and architectural value to your property. We offer a large plethora of styles and designs for yard fencing, so you will not have a hard time choosing a fence that will be cohesive with the style of the rest of your home and property. This will inherently add value to your property. In addition to adding value to your property, yard fencing can maintain property value by protecting your yard and the landscape. 

What to consider before choosing yard fencing

There are several considerations that you should keep in mind when thinking about what type of fence you might want. Basic need is something that you should think about first. What made you initially want yard fencing? Do you want more privacy for your home? Are you worried about intruders coming onto your property? If you want more privacy, consider getting a fence with close to no gaps between the planks. If you want security, get a strong, tall fence that is hard to climb, like an aluminum fence. Or maybe privacy and security are not a priority for your home, but you’d rather have a fence that adds style to your property. What is your home like? Would you want your fence to match the rest of the home? What other functionalities are you after? Would you need a gate built into your yard fencing? 

There are also many other considerations of course, including how big your property is and how long your fence would need to be. How much would you be willing to spend on your yard fencing project? Would you want a fence that is easy to maintain? 

We understand that the decision making process can be very stressful and overwhelming. We would be happy to have a consultation with you, even where we come take a look at your property ourselves, to help you decide what type of yard fencing would suit your needs and tastes best. 

Trendy ideas for every type of yard fencing

Aluminum Yard Fences

Aluminum yard fencing is a low-maintenance and very attractive option for your property. Their low-maintenance qualities stem from their natural rust resistance. On our aluminum yard fences, we use a powder coating to boost its weather-resistant properties and prevent any chipping, peeling, and cracking. In fact, we can guarantee that your aluminum yard fencing will not chip, peel, or crack. That’s why aluminum fencing withstands sweltering summers and bitter winters, with torrential wet seasons in between. Due to this durability, we can give you a limited lifetime warranty on your aluminum yard fencing. Additionally, aluminum fences are also easy to paint to suit any property style. Moreover, aluminum fencing adds beauty, safety, and functionality to your yard. It is even great for a DIY project, and can usually be installed over a weekend with the help of friends and family. 

There are so many modern directions that you can go in when designing yard fencing made out of aluminum. You can for a simpler look, or you can have a fence with a rounded top, or spikes to add style and security to your fence. It is also becoming more and more popular to do a metal or aluminum and wood fence combination. Go for a modern and private look with a basic metal fence with wood built into it. In place of wood, you could also use a flat metal like corrugated metal to industrialize the look of your property. An additional trend for metal or aluminum yard fencing is to have the slats going horizontally, and broken up by vertical metal slabs of concrete for a modern look.

Vinyl Yard Fences

Here at Fencing Direct, we can offer you a wide variety of vinyl fences, because they come so highly recommended and are a customer favorite. Vinyl fences have gained their popularity because of their strong, flexible, and secure nature. They are completely maintenance-free and decay resistant. Tough stains can be removed by hosing or soap and water. Though vinyl yard fencing is usually one of the more expensive options, even from other companies, vinyl fences pay for themselves because of how long they last and how little maintenance they require. Think of all of the time and money you could save by not having to treat or constantly clean your vinyl fence. You could spend this time working or spending quality time with your family instead. Not only is vinyl yard fencing a very practical choice, but it is a beautiful one as well. Vinyl fencing can be designed to look like pretty much any other fence. It can come in any style, any color. Vinyl is a great wood substitute, because it looks like wood but requires much less maintenance. 

A popular type of vinyl yard fencing that we offer are vinyl picket fences. This will give your property a classic look, all while maintaining the benefits of a vinyl PVC fence. We also offer privacy vinyl yard fencing. This means, that the majority of the fence will have virtually no gaps for outsiders to peek through. Create your own private oasis on your property with a vinyl PVC privacy fence. There are many variations of vinyl privacy fences, however, so that you can choose or design one that will aesthetically suit your home the best. 

We also offer vinyl post and rail fences. These are a more simple type of fence, that are great if you are looking to mark your property line and keep livestock in without breaking the bank. If you are hoping to mark a very large property like a farm, this type of yard fencing would be a great option for you. Vinyl post and rail yard fencing is simple, but beautiful and durable. The durability comes from the polyvinyl chloride makeup of the fence, which allows the fence to be flexible and spring back on impact, rather than break as a wood fence would. 

Even within the various vinyl yard fencing types, there is plenty of room for creativity.  A classic white vinyl fence with added decoration on top is a classic staple for American yards and gives a property character and charm. Privacy vinyl fences have become especially popular lately, but definitely do not need to be boring. The top section of the fences can have a design such as separated posts, grids, or cutout shapes. A trend right now for modern vinyl fences is to do a simple DIY installation project yourself. Simplicity goes a long way in the modern world. Add a little spice by using a color alternative to white. 

Chain link yard fencing 

There is a reason that chain link fences are so popular. Chain link yard fencing is practical, ensures safety, blends seamlessly with your landscape, and provides an affordable yard fencing option. The heavy duty steel and galvanized makeup of chain link fences ensure that they can last for decades and withstand any type of weather. Chain link fences are easy to install and require very little maintenance. They are also extremely hard to climb, meaning that bad guys are kept out, but you will still be able to see who may be trying to get in. 

Chain link fences can come in a variety of sizes and colors. A popular option that our customers opt in for are privacy slats. This makes a chain link fence both more stylish and provides you with more privacy. Privacy slats can come in a variety of colors, and a popular option is to get privacy slats that look like grass, to ensure that your chain link yard fencing blends in seamlessly with your property. 

Other ideas and options for your yard fencing  

There are plenty of optional features for your yard fencing that you may want to consider. 

A couple of ideas that we can offer are ways to make your yard fencing more functional. You may want to consider having a couple of yard fencing gates. Do not forget that you have the option to install a matching fence gate for your chosen fence, which would be tailored to reflect the style and size of your fence and home. There are also plenty of different gate styles, depending on what you need the gate for and what you envision will be going through the gate. A popular type of gates for fencing would be a driveway or walkway gate, which would be designed and built suitable for pedestrians or any type of vehicle that may be approaching your home. Garden and pool gates are also popular. Just imagine, a beautiful gate that you have to go through in order to access the oasis that is your garden. Not only can a well designed fence and gate add beauty to your garden, but it can also keep out trespassers or animals that could potentially trample or ruin the garden that you work so hard to maintain. Pool gates can also be just as beautiful, but often serve an even more important role. Pool gates are pivotal in making it difficult for young children to enter the pool area and prevent any accidents. 

We also provide a variety of aluminum and vinyl accessories for your fence to make sure it is extra secure but also aesthetically pleasing. For example, we have a number of locks and matches available for your yard fencing gates so that you can secure your property.