The decision to erect a fence on your property is usually made for any number of reasons: to provide a safe space for children and pets to play, to increase privacy on your property, or to protect your possessions. In certain situations you may be legally required to erect a fence, the most common one being to enclose a backyard pool.

There are many different types of fences to choose from to best suit your budget and situation. Visit the fence project estimator  to get an idea of cost and how to find a quality fence company in your area.

 Wood Fences. This type of fencing is an excellent choice for privacy fencing and cost effective. Wood fences can be made out of Western red cedar, cypress, or treated pine. When maintained properly, wood fences can endure the harshest weather and provide you with several years of serviceability. Wood fences can come in privacy, picket or rail style.  If you decide to install the fence yourself, here is some tips and suggestions to help you!

Vinyl (PVC) Fencing. Vinyl fences are strong and highly durable - retaining their shape, color and structural integrity. In addition to their attractive appearance, this style of fencing offers many benefits. It is fireproof, wont rust or rot, termite resistant and is virtually maintenance free. While this type of fencing is more costly than wood, you will not need to replace the fence in a few years, they are built to last a lifetime. There are many styles of vinyl fencing available to suit your needs from privacy to picket.

Chain Link Fencing. Chain link fences are an economical way to provide years of maintenance-free security and access control. These types of fences are extremely versatile; they can be made in a variety of heights, and can handle anything from a simple boundary marker for a homeowner to perimeter security. You can also get vinyl coated chain link fences in different colors for added versatility.

Wrought Iron Fences. This style of fencing is extremely durable and has a classic look. They are available in different colors, patterns and heights. This style of fencing can be used for walkways, porches, and perimeter and driveway gates as well. Click here to find wrought iron fencing contractors in your area.

Whether you choose to install the fence your self or hire a professional,  it is important to reference property deeds and legal surveys and not to assume that a prior fence or hedge was located on the property boundary. In some locales, you will need to obtain a building permit prior to the fence installation and be sure to contact your local utility companies to help you determine the location of underground gas, water and power lines.