When it comes to choosing the right fencing material for your home, many factors come into play. The differences between wood and metal fencing are not just based on the look of your fence, and all factors of these two different materials should be considered before you make that final decision. To help with your choice, let Superior Home Improvements of Lexington, Kentucky, help you determine which type of fencing material is best for your needs.
Wood Fencing: Pros and Cons
Wood fencing is an excellent choice for many homeowners. Wood is a material that is easy to work with, and usually only requires hammers and nails for the most basic of installation. In addition to being easy to handle, wood fencing is widely available, can be stained and painted to fit whatever color scheme you have in mind, and even gives you the option of using repurposed or recycled materials for your project. Wood fencing is unique because it adds character to a home and the wood paneling can be designed in many different ways to add a unique touch. Wood fencing is also great for hiding utility meters, creating accents with landscaping, and providing privacy for your yard and home.
Wood fencing is not as durable as metal fencing. Wood fencing will have to be treated and maintained regularly to ensure that the wood remains unharmed from weather or insects. Wood fencing is also not as stable as metal fencing, and when faced with high winds and bad storms, is much more prone to damage.
Metal Fencing: Pros and Cons
Metal is an incredibly durable material. Most metals that are used for fencing will not rust. Unlike wood, metal and steel fencing will stand up better in harsh weather conditions like rain, snow, and high winds. In addition, metal fencing is not susceptible to insect induced damage and does not require additional sealing or staining as time goes on. Many metal fencing choices are beautiful and will add character to your home and yard.
Metal fencing can be expensive depending on the material that you choose. Steel and wrought iron will cost significantly more than common chain-link fencing. Wrought iron and steel fencing is incredibly heavy and can be difficult to install. In addition, wrought iron fencing can easily rust in humid climates. Chain-link fencing, which is lower in price than other metal fencing options, is very industrial in appearance. Lastly, metal fencing does not provide as much privacy as wood fencing, and is usually much shorter in height due to its weight.
If you have questions about which type of fencing material is right for your home, Contact Superior Home Improvements, serving all of Central Kentucky, to talk to one of our experienced professionals about the available options for your wood or metal fencing. With an A+ rating from the BBB and a member of Angie’s List, we can assure you that our services will meet all your standards.