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Tips for Choosing the Best Fence for Your Yard

A fence can add style, beauty and functionality to your home and yard. But choosing the right fence can be daunting. There are many factors to consider, from your budget to your personal style, maintenance and purpose of the fence. We can help you choose the right one to suit your wants and needs.

The number one thing you should consider is the purpose of the fence. What is the main reason you need to enclose your yard or business? Make sure you choose a fence that best suits the purpose and not just the look you want. For example, you may want a decorative aluminum fence with stone posts, but that may not be the best choice if you need privacy around your home or business. A wooden or vinyl fence with pickets or slats close together will provide the most privacy. If you need to keep animals in (or out!) of your yard, several types of fence could work, from aluminum to wood. Just make sure the fence posts are high enough to keep your animals safe, and they cannot get through the posts.


It’s also important to consider how much time you want to spend on maintaining your fence. While fences are designed to last for years, some are easier to keep up than others. Wood fences typically require the most maintenance, since they have to be painted or stained every couple of years. Aluminum, steel and vinyl fencing requires very little upkeep, and will last for years. However, if a section of the fence gets damaged, it can be much more expensive to repair or replace than a wooden one. For example, if a storm damages part of a wooden fence, you can easily replace the damaged boards with new ones. But if a section of vinyl or aluminum fence gets damaged, it may be more difficult to track down the matching replacement parts.

Finally, you need to make sure the fence you want is in your budget. Certain types of fence, such as vinyl or steel, tend to be more expensive to purchase and install. However, they usually cost far less to maintain in the long run. Wooden fences are usually less expensive to install, but need painting or staining every few years. The height of the fence, as well as the size and slope of the yard can also impact the overall cost. Bottom line, you need to make sure you get the fence that fits your needs and your budget!

First Fence of Georgia can help you select the ideal fence for you. We would love to come out to your home or business for a free consultation! Call today at 770-422- 9996.

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