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4 Popular Residential Fence Options

4 Popular Residential Fence Options

When it comes to choosing a fence for your home there are many options available including wood, vinyl, aluminum, and pool fences.

A residential fence is a wise investment. You should know that brand new or upgraded fencing holds much value if you’ve been indecisive. However, selecting a fence shouldn’t be a hasty decision. After all, some fences can last up to 20 years! With that in mind, you want to be sure you love the barrier that adds curb appeal and security to your property. Imagine not loving your fence for two decades! For a long time, wood was the most popular material. However, the fencing industry has come a long way. We discuss wood fencing and three other common residential fence options.


Wood is a common choice for privacy fences. Our contractors can install a tall, custom fence that gives your home seclusion and privacy. You should also know that wood is a cost-effective material that you can paint in any color. A wood fence is also beneficial if you’re a pet owner, you can have peace of mind knowing a tall wood fence will prevent them from escaping. However, you have to be proactive in sealing and staining wooden fences to keep them pristine. 


Vinyl is more flexible than wood. While the upfront cost is more expensive, you can appreciate its low-maintenance characteristics. It can withstand environmental changes such as inclement weather. In addition, you won’t have to paint or seal vinyl to keep it at its best. Occasional use of soap, brush, and a hose is all you need to keep your vinyl fence clean.


Aluminum is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant material. It’s also a long-lasting material. Aluminum also has various designs in terms of top rail design, spacing, and pickets—a rail strength test tests for horizontal force resistance during the manufacturing process. Keep in mind that aluminum fencing doesn’t offer privacy. Homeowners can feel secure knowing that their fence is durable. Also, steel is the best option if you desire the ultimate structural integrity. 


It’s vital to keep the pool area safe. It stops your children or others from using the pool unattended. However, to ensure that your pool fence has longevity, the posts and screws should be steel to resist corrosion. The most popular fence material is vinyl and comes in different designs and colors. 

Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today

Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote.

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