Types of Fences You Can Consider For Your New Home

A house looks complete when it is fenced. When you’re moving to your new home, you will want to look at various fencing options depending on the size, color, design, shape, etc. The best part of fencing is that it makes your house look good. It also shows a sense of control over the home by the owners. Fencing your home is vital, and there are many things to consider before you start fencing.

Here are some types of fences that you can consider for your new home:

But before checking out the types of fences, there are a few factors you need to know before fencing your house:

Why do you need a fence?

Before you fence the house, know why you need it. Whether for privacy or security, get a clear idea before starting with fencing.

If the fence needs to be mainly for decoration reasons, there are many different designs and colors available in the market these days. If it has to be simply a boundary marker, pick up something that is easy to maintain and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Face Your Fence Right 

When you have decided what kind of fence to use for your home, pick a side to face the fence towards. That’s because light and wind naturally come from a particular side and the other side shady. Also, this will help you to know which way rainwater flows.

Cross Check Fence Materials

There are many types of fence materials available in the market. You can pick up anything – wood, iron, chain link fencing, and more. Pick up something that is durable and will not require constant maintenance.

Now that you have been introduced to some of the types of fences make a quick selection on what kind of fence would be best for your home. If you had a clearer idea earlier, it would be easier to select one. Before buying one for yourself, check out which material will be best suited for your home and needs.

Mixing Fencing Types

There are also examples where people have used more than one type of fence for their homes. If you want to use different types of fences, ensure that they don’t clash with each other and look good on your house at the same time.

An example of such a fence is the split rail fencing. It has one vertical line and is found in many different homes.

This may require experimentation by placing various samples of each type on your land before buying one.

Research

It is good to visit some nearby housing sites and see what kind of a fence they have used for their homes.

Before you pick out any fencing, research the various options available in the market. 

Compare prices, durability, and materials used to make a variety of fences.

Once you have done your research, it will become easier to figure out what type of fence is best suited for your new home. Fencing adds to the value of your house and provides privacy and security, which is one of the prime requirements of any home.

Know-How Much It Costs to Build a Fence

Before buying a fence, many different factors need to be considered if you decide on the type of fencing material, research about them and know what they cost.

A wooden fence is always popular as it gives a traditional look to the house and doesn’t require constant maintenance. Also, check out whether you want a garden or privacy fence. If there are dogs, you may want to use iron railings to prevent them from digging out of the enclosure.

Research the Property Line

While you are researching the type of fences to get for your home, also research about the property lines, you don’t want to fence out an area that does not belong to you.

This is especially important if you do not own the land around your house. Ensure that there are no problems with the neighbors regarding ownership of the portion before building a fence.

Hire Professional Help

If you lack the time and knowledge to build a fence, you may want to hire professional help. They will ensure that your fencing project goes without a hitch.

These professionals have extensive knowledge about the different types of fences available in the market. They can also give invaluable advice regarding pricing and other factors. This will save you from any possible problems later on.

Remember, a fence not only adds to the value of your new home but also provides privacy and security. You should keep these points in mind when you invest in fences.

Types of Fences

There are types of fences that you can look into are:

1. Brick wall fence

Brick wall fencing is usually used in India for home gardens. For example, it is used to enclose the boundary wall of a residential house garden. It also has other uses like fencing group housing societies and commercial complexes, civic utilities, etc. Brick fencing is weather and fire-resistant and can be decorated with beautiful designs and patterns.

It also adds to the beauty of your home and makes it looks more attractive. If you want to give a traditional look to your new home, then the brick fence is the best option. You may also read our article on Best Garden Shed Ideas.

2. Split rail fence 

Wooden fences are popular as they can be painted in different colors and give a traditional look to the house. Also, they require less maintenance and add to the value of your new home. You can choose any type of wood you like for this fence, depending upon the durability and design you want.

3. Stone Wall with Iron Fence

Stonewall fencing is the classic type of fencing and gives your home a fortress look. Stonewall fences are sturdy and are low maintenance. They can even sustain in different climate conditions. These fences can be combined with iron railings if you have dogs. This will prevent them from digging out of the enclosure. However, you will have to paint the iron railings from time to time to prevent them from rusting. Also read our blog on Removing Rust from outdoor metal furniture.

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4. Picket Fence

Picket fencing adds a classic American look to your home. They are simple and do not require much maintenance. It is usually made up of wood slats joined together with wooden or metal strips at the top, bottom, and middle. You can choose from different types of picket fencing options, including black, brown, or white painted picket fencing. You can easily clean them with soap and water or a pressure washer.

5. Wood Fence

Wooden fences are popular for their classic look. However, these need to be painted regularly to prevent them from getting rusted. Also, you will have to season proof the wood and get it termite-proofed so that it doesn’t affect the quality and life of the wood. The type of wood you choose will depend upon the design you want, but best choose the kind of wood which will withstand the weather. Spruce, Cedar, Fir, and Cypress are the best wood to make fences.

You can add creepers and vines over the fences to make it look homely and appealing for decoration. You can also paint the fences to make them look more appealing. 

Chain link fencing is also known as cyclone fences or wire fences. These are mostly used in commercial areas, factories, warehouses, etc., but can also be used for your home. The best feature of this type of fencing is that it does not require much space to install them, and maintenance costs are also low.

They should be installed by a professional to ensure that they are sturdy and can resist high wind speeds. It would be best if you used heavy-duty steel fittings for this purpose.

7. Precast Concrete Fence

Precast concrete fencing is one of the popular styles of fencing nowadays. This type of fencing is easy to install, durable, and easy to maintain. The best thing about concrete fences is that they are termite and fireproof. Concrete fences are also available in various designs.

These fences are quite heavy and will need skilled workers and machines to keep these fences erect. 

8. Rammed Earth Fence

You can go for rammed earth fencing to add value to your home. This type of fence is made up of compressed soil or sandbags stacked in layers on top of each other. It takes the shape of the soil and has a natural beauty. The best thing about this fencing is that it does not require maintenance. Being termite and fireproof, it adds value to your home while making it eco-friendly too.

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9. Uncut Boulders Fence

Uncut boulders fence gives your house a different look altogether. They are sturdy and keep out nosy neighbors and intruders. These boulders come in different shapes and sizes, and you can design them however you want. These kinds of fences are usually used in mountains and plateau regions where it’s easily available. 

These fences are weather-resistant and can withstand extreme climate conditions, and you will not find any destruction. However, you will have to consider bringing in a professional landscaper and pay him well.

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9. Aluminum Fence

Aluminum fences are sturdy and last for a long time. These are also fireproof, and your neighbors will also love this fencing. These fences come in different styles, designs, and prices to suit your needs.

Once you have these fences erected, they will last for a long time without much maintenance. They do not get rusted or corroded because aluminum does not rust or corrode easily. This type of fence is also strong, durable, and has low maintenance costs.

The only disadvantage of aluminum fences is that they are not as strong as they seem and should not be considered from a security point of view. 

10. Vinyl Fence 

Vinyl fences are one of the least expensive and easily available fences. They come in different colors and hence can be used for decorative purposes. Although vinyl fences are durable to climatic changes, you can easily remove stains from these fences. Vinyl fencing can last for a long time if kept away from fire since it’s not fire-resistant. 

This type of fence does not require much maintenance either, as it does not rust easily; however, the materials are a bit costlier. However, this type of fencing is also easy to climb on, making them an undesirable choice from a security point of view.

11. Bamboo Fence

Bamboo fencing is popular in Asian countries because it’s abundant and fast-growing. The best thing about bamboo fencing is that it can be easily installed around your house to give you privacy. Bamboo fences are fire-resistant and will last for a long time too. Plus, this type of fence has an eco-friendly approach since the bamboo used here is a natural product.

These types of fences are sturdy and last for years together. However, bamboo has hollow sections in the stems, which might allow burglars to get inside your property without much effort. Hence, this type of fencing may not be an appropriate choice if you are looking for security.

Conclusion

Choosing the right type of fencing for your new home is not an easy decision. It would help if you considered different factors like climate, budget, and personal preferences. The most important thing you should do is consult the professionals before finalizing the type of fence for your home. They will guide you through the whole process and make sure you choose a fencing system that provides maximum safety without costing too much. You can also take referrals from friends who have had their fences installed. In the end, you decide to choose the type of fence as long as you are satisfied with it.

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Rostislav Shetman is the founder of 9Kilo Moving. He has been in the moving and relocation industry for more than 25 years, making him an expert in his field. Rostislav started as a helper, dispatcher and driver and has worked his way up to owning his own company. He takes great pride in his work and enjoys helping people relocate across the United States of America. When he's not working, Rostislav enjoys spending time with his family and friends. They are the light of his life and bring him happiness every day.