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Guide To Home Fencing Options

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Discover a few of the material options for home fencing.

Choosing the right type of fencing for your home can be a tough choice. Each time of fencing has its pros and cons, depending on what you need out of your fencing, how much maintenance you want to do, and your budget, you will want to consider each. While there are more than just the four types of fencing, we will discuss today, for the average homeowner, one of these types will be best. Additional types include PVC, chain link, electric, and farm. While these styles of fence are all useful, they are far less common for the average home.


Wood fencing is one of the most common types of fencing in the US, and for a good reason. Along with being highly customizable, wood is often strong and durable. However, wood fencing is one of the most labor-intensive fencing types. It is susceptible to rot, mildew, and decay and must be kept clean and treated. Fortunately, care is easy and should something go wrong, it’s often easier to replace sections as you can usually replace single posts much easier with wood fencing,


Considered to be one of the most basic and attractive styles of fencing, Aluminum is a stand out to many homeowners. Not only does it look great, not rot, and is resistant to rust, but it is often less expensive than wrought iron. The downside of aluminum fencing is that it is not as strong or secure as others and doesn’t tend to be used for privacy fencing. With that in mind, if you’re looking for a very low maintenance fencing for light security and great looks, aluminum is a perfect option.


If you have a tight budget and aren’t one for maintenance, vinyl fencing is the perfect option. Often you will need nothing more than a hose and soap to get it looking good as new once again. The only downside is that vinyl fencing can have a higher installation cost, but it is often easy enough to install yourself too.

Wrought Iron

If you’re looking for a unique design and a classic style, there is nothing quite as classic as a wrought iron fence. Wrought iron is highly secure and strong, but it will need to be cared for regularly. In general, wrought iron fencing will need to be sanded and repainted every few years to prevent rust.

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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