You’ve heard the old adage: “Good fences make good neighbors.” But what if your Colorado home doesn’t already have a fence? If you’re a Colorado homeowner in need of a new fence, where do you begin to gather information? We’d like to help you think through the process a bit. And we don’t want you to have to settle for a “good” fence when you can have a great fence that will look fantastic and last for years.
What Types of Fencing Are There?
The first thing you’ll want to consider is what fence type is best suited for your needs. What do you want your new fence to do?
- Are you after security?
- Are you looking for long term durability or quick property value increase?
- Do you want to enhance the look of your property?
- Do you want a little more privacy?
Your objective for installing or replacing your fence sets the direction for which material to choose. It is typical that a homeowner is looking for affordability, maintenance free, or durable fencing primarily. Let's dig into the best types of materials to accomplish those different objectives.
Inexpensive Fence Options
If you need a fence but are tight on cash, you can investigate total project cost using our fencing cost guide and evaluating the following materials:
- Chain Link Fencing
- Split Rail Fencing
- Cedar Fencing
Low Maintenance Fence Options
If your top priority is a long lasting, low-to-no maintenance fence then the following materials are going to be your options because you can easily clean them with soap and warm water as needed.
- Vinyl Fencing
- Composite Trex Fencing
Sturdy Fence Options
More so than cost or maintenance, you may be looking for a fence material that will last for decades to come. In that case, we recommend you use:
- Ornamental Iron Fencing
- Masonry/Concrete Fencing
Types of Residential Fencing
Different types of fencing offer different benefits. Let’s dig into each of the fencing options above and evaluate why one over another may be the best option for your project specifically.
- Horizontal cedar fencing is in style right now as it is sturdier and looks more appealing than vertical cedar fencing.
family friendly fencing type too.
Trex fencing is made from a combination of recycled/reclaimed plastic and reclaimed wood, materials that would otherwise go unused in landfills. Now that's something to stand behind.
- vast selection of styles and colors.
- split rail fencing is an ideal fencing style.
Masonry / Concrete Fencing:Masonry fences are a great alternative to wood fences. And over the life of the fence, concrete fencing is the most cost-effective option (due to its incredible durability). And it doesn't even have to look like a concrete slab. Here's what you should know about concrete fencing in the Colorado Springs area.
- dog proof fence.
Check With Your HOA First
Before you get too far into the process of choosing a fence, you’ll want to check with your Home Owners Association (HOA) to make sure what you’re choosing fits the HOA requirements. Whatever your HOA requires, we have a great solution that will satisfy those requirements—and provide you with a fence you’ll love.
Each kind of fence we install has its own characteristics and benefits. Frankly, all the choices can leave your head spinning! Don’t worry! We’ve got help for you. You can download our free Which Fence is Right for Me? eBook. It will walk you through the benefits and characteristics of each of the fence types mentioned above. With the information you glean from this helpful guide you’ll be able to choose the type of fence that best meets your needs—both functionally and aesthetically.
Of course, you'll want to have an idea of what your new fence will cost as well. At Split Rail Fence we have residential and commercial estimators ON SITE to help you figure out your costs. We gladly provide complimentary estimates and our retail desk can help you calculate your fencing requirements and costs. Please talk to us about your specific fencing needs!