How to Choose Between Aluminum &
Fencing is a necessary item in
virtually everyone’s yard. To this end, choosing the right
kind of fencing for your own needs is definitely something
worth thinking about first. Each type has its own pros and
cons, so you will need to discover which type is going to be
best for you.
For instance, aluminum fencing looks very nice but it doesn’t
provide much in the way of privacy. This is because the design
allows for a number of aluminum poles which are spaced at
equal distances away from each other. Some people grow bushes
up against them but it really defeats the object of having a
fence there in the first place if you do this.
As such you might be more likely to select aluminum fencing at
the front of your property. You can get this fencing in
different heights, and a low fence of this type would work
well in this case. Also, you can have a matching gate that
will look quite nice at the start of the path that leads up to
the front of your house. It is also possible to buy larger
gates for your driveway, so you can see you can get the whole
matching kit to get the best finishing touches.
But what would you do about your back yard? In this case
aluminum fencing may not work very well, mainly because of the
lack of privacy it affords. A good alternative in this case
would be vinyl fencing, because it has several distinct
advantages to bear in mind.
The main one is that it is fantastic if you want some privacy.
You can get high panels that provide perfect protection from
your neighbors if you don’t want them seeing over into your
garden. They also have the appearance of wood panels from a
distance, if you imagine they have been painted. Many vinyl
panels are available in white, which can bring a fresh new
look to your yard and ensure your plants and flowers really
show up against this background.
You can get more ornate types of vinyl fencing as well if you
wish. If you want the same fencing to match at the front and
back of your house, you can buy shorter fencing panels for the
front and a matching gate as well. Taller panels can then be
used at the rear.
In addition to this, some vinyl fencing has a decorative top
to it. For example some have a small section of lattice work
at the top of the panel, instead of continuing in the same
design all the way up to the top. This gives you a more eye
catching and pleasant look if you want something a bit
Finally there is the advantage with both aluminum and vinyl
fencing that they need very little in the way of upkeep. This
is great news if you would rather spend time on your garden
instead of the fencing that goes around it.