Types of Fencing

Types of Fencing

The fencing you chose to put around your property can really impact the aesthetic of your house. How can you find a fence that not only fits the look of your home but also offers the security you desire? There are so many options out there that it might feel overwhelming. Luckily for you, Northland Fence is here to help.

With our 15+ years of experience in the fencing industry right here in Minnesota, we’re happy to offer our expertise about the types of fencing available for you. Let’s look at some of the most common types of fencing here in America.

Wood Fences

Wooden fences are a well-known and common choice for the average homeowner. They’re affordable and can look rather nice, but they don’t hold up well to the Minnesota weather. The winter seasons, especially, can cause them to deteriorate and fade over time. They’re also prone to rotting.

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fencing is another popular choice for homeowners. While the price can be a bit higher, vinyl fencing is known to stand the test of time, while looking aesthetically pleasing and offering trustworthy security for your yard. They can come in a variety of heights and are easy to maintain, as well.

Wrought Iron Fences

Wrought iron is a very classic look. It offers an air of sophistication while still being durable and strong. It is on the pricier side, however, and can come with risks when it comes to installation and hauling.

Aluminum Fences

Aluminum fences are increasing in popularity in recent years, especially due to their affordability. While they can be budget friendly while still looking nice, their longevity and durability mean they won’t stand the test of time. They’re more susceptible to damage, which can lead to higher costs to you in the long run.

Bamboo Fences

Bamboo fencing comes in a variety of styles. It’s environmentally friendly and offers a nice aesthetic. Unfortunately, these fences don’t have longevity, especially if they’re not maintained properly. If not treated properly, they can rot in as little as 2 years.

Wire Cattle Fences

Livestock fencing is still a popular choice for those looking to fence in larger areas, especially in regard to farmland. They aren’t a common choice in suburban areas, or for backyards in general due to the ease at which critters can crawl through them. They don’t offer much in the way of privacy, either.

Steel Fences

Galvanized steel is one of our top choices when it comes to fencing material. It comes in a classic, ornamental style and can be utilized for chainlink fencing as well. It’s strong, durable, and works great on slopes, too.

What Type of Fence is Best for Your Backyard?

Now that you’ve seen some of the most common options, you might have some ideas already forming in your head for what your future backyard might look like. Maybe you’ve narrowed down your choices some but still can’t figure out the perfect choice for you. If you feel like visualizing your fence might help you decide, check out our online fence-building tool.

There are some things you should consider when deciding what type of fence you want. First of all, do you live in a neighborhood that has requirements when it comes to fencing? If you do, it’s important to know those before you decide. Another thing to consider is what goals you wish to achieve with your fence. Do you want total privacy? Do you want to make sure your kids and pets are safe in your backyard? Maybe you just want a clear boundary line and an aesthetic touch to spruce up your property. These are all important questions to ask yourself.

Finally, how much work do you want to put into your fence?

Easiest Types of Fences to Maintain

Not all fences are created equal in terms of maintenance. We understand that having a low-maintenance fence can be a huge factor in deciding what style of fence you might want. That’s one of the determining factors in what fencing styles we offer here at Northland Fence. We want to make sure you only get the best of the best Vinyl fencing can be some of the easiest to maintain. With some basic soap and water, you can easily wash off your vinyl fencing. As long as you give it a quick check about twice a year, or after any major weather events, your fencing will stand for years to come. In fact, we’re so certain of it that our vinyl fencing is the only fence that we offer a lifetime warranty on.

What is the Strongest Type of Fence to Protect Your Property?

Strength is an important factor because you want to make sure your yard is safe. Especially in our Minnesota winters, you never know when something unexpected might happen, such as a car hitting your fence, or a tree falling over onto it.

There are two factors that impact the strength of a fence: the materials used and how it’s installed.

When it comes to material, we offer both vinyl and galvanized steel for our fencing types. After having worked with different types of fencing during our 15+ years of experience, we’ve determined that these two offer the best durability for our customers.

Installation can make a world of difference when it comes to strength and longevity. The posts of your fence can determine how durable your fence is. When posts are installed using concrete bases, they become much more prone to heaving, whether from being washed out or being impacted by something. Here at Northland Fence, we drive all of our fence posts into the ground. Not only is this installation process smoother and cleaner, but this results in a much stronger fence for your yard.

Tips and Tricks for Picking Your Dream Fence

We’ve gone through most of the basics, but let’s break down what questions you should be asking yourself to help choose the right fence for you.

  • What’s your budget?
  • Does your neighborhood have any fencing regulations?
  • What’s the goal of your fence?
  • How much slope does your yard have?
  • How much maintenance do you want to do on your fence?

Having these questions answered can help narrow down your options. If you end up going with a fencing company like Northland Fence, we can help you find the right fence for you.

Using Different Types of Fencing for Your Backyard

One more question you might still have is this – is it possible to use multiple types of fencing for your backyard?

While this isn’t a common decision, we’ve certainly heard it before. Maybe your neighbor already has a fence on the property line that will intersect with yours, or maybe you’re only concerned with privacy from a specific direction but would rather have a chainlink fence everywhere else.

It’s totally possible to utilize different types of fencing in your backyard. It’s important to note that usually different types of fencing have different posts and methods of attachment. In order to make sure you achieve the level of security you desire, keep the transition points between fencing types in mind.

Having Northland Fence Help You Build Your Dream Fence

Now that you’ve settled on your dream fence, what’s next? Well, first you need to get all of the materials, make sure you have the tools you need to properly install it, and then set aside the time to do the work. Does that sound like a lot? Well don’t worry, Northland Fence can eliminate that stress for you and give you back your time by making sure we do it right the first time.

Our years of experience in the field translate directly to our installation process. We already have the tools needed to do the job right. Our connections in the fencing industry also ensure that we get the best deals on the highest quality materials for our fencing, deals that we transfer directly to our customers, ensuring you pay the best price possible.

We treat both our customers and our employees like family. This means making sure that you’re happy with every step of the process as well as being totally transparent about the cost of your project. We will never spring any surprise fees on you. Our employees are all in-house, and we even pay them during the off-season. This ensures that we have hard workers who are well-versed in the standards of Northland Fence and who are just as dedicated to seeing the job done right.

Commercial Fence Installation

If you would like to get started on planning your dream fence, or if you have any questions about our materials, process, or more – feel free to give us a call today. Our phone number is 763-316-4881 and our team is ready to help you.


FAQs - Types of Fencing

What type of fence lasts the longest?

We’ve found that vinyl fencing is one of the most durable fence types out there. From ease of maintenance to longevity in forms of material resilience, it’s an all-around good choice.

What is the highest a residential fence can be built?

While local zoning laws can vary in regards to fence height, on average most counties won’t allow you to build a fence over 7 feet tall.

Does the weather dictate the type of fence we can install on our property?

The climate you live in should be a deciding factor when choosing what fence you want to use. You want a choice that will last, not one that will deteriorate in your local climate, costing you more money in the long run.

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