Fence Installation Materials
When homeowners and business owners in Naperville are looking for fence materials, it is often a tough decision if you haven't thought of your options yet. There are many choices of fencing materials to pick from, so often the decision is not the easiest.
There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the fence material for your fence installation.
Questions to ask yourself:
Privacy Fence Materials
Once you decide if you need privacy or not, it's time to select your material. The best privacy material options are vinyl or composite. Reason being is they are back to back pickets with little to no opening in between. Since they are synthetic manufactured material, they will not shrink over time. Often times, vinyl fences are "tongue and groove" which means the pickets themselves are interlaced together offering superior privacy over other fence types.
Life Span of a Fence
How long does a fence last?
That all depends on the material chosen of course. But here is a breakdown of the material lifespans for the Chicagoland area:
Vinyl, aluminum, and chain link require little to no maintenance. Vinyl does require you to power wash it every 2-3 years due to mold buildup. Something that is unsightly if not taken care of quickly. Aluminum fencing is powder coated and has no maintenance required, and typically with most aluminum fence manufacturers they offer a lifetime warranty.
Wood fencing is really the only material that requires upkeep. If you live in the Naperville IL area, let along Chicagoland, you know we get high winds, lots of snow, and lots of rain with freezing conditions for at least half the year. That takes a toll on wood, and we are often replacing posts when they snap at the base due to water buildup. A safeguard against that is using metal posts such as those from Postmaster or galvanized metal posts like those used for chain link fences.
Fence Material Options
Here are the fence material choices that Naperville Fence offers: