It’s important to protect your property. One part of protecting your property is defining its boundaries. Fences are an excellent way to define property boundaries, keep some things out and keep other things within your property lines. Fences can be attractive or simply functional. They can be designed to reflect the aesthetics of the property owner. That design affects the material used and its color, shape and placement. Its function determines a lot of other features built into the fencing. Security, pet containment, livestock containment and privacy are the most common motivations to install custom fences Chatham NJ.
Wood fencing is commonly used for privacy. These types of fences stand at least eight to ten feet high and can range from one half inch thick to more than 15″ deep. The woods most often used to make fencing include pine, cedar, cypress, redwood and spruce. All harvested wood is exposed to the elements when used as fencing, so they should be treated with sealants to resist rot, pests and weather.
Wood Fence Design
Wood fence design can range from the picket fence that surrounds the front and side lawn to lattice-top privacy fence. The designs of wood fencing include the following:
The Basic Design Privacy Fence
2. The Low-Sitting Picket Fence
3. The Lattice-Top Fence
4. The Gothic Fence
5. The Fat-Top Fence
6. The Dog-Ear Fence
7. The Horizontal Fence
Other Fencing Materials
• Chain link Fencing is usually made of galvanized coated steel. You’ll find chain link fencing used to surround sports fields and secure facilities, to separate factories and industrial buildings and to protect high-security complexes.
• Wrought Iron Fencing is most often used to provide security and privacy for homes. It is commonly used as a security gate to allow controlled entry or exit into and out of a property. You will also find wrought iron gates around pools and gardens.
• Aluminum and Composite Fencing is made into more solid panels often with some visual access to the outside, but the access is usually very limited. Aluminum is commonly used to make horizontal fencing.
• Vinyl Fencing has been made to look like wood and serves the same purposes as wood fencing for property delineation, privacy, security and simple decoration. Vinyl is man-made and is not subject to the same forms of deterioration. It is maintenance free, doesn’t require painting, doesn’t rot, can withstand winds up to 135 mph and usually comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
The installation of your fence requires that several factors be considered. The size of the area to be fenced in will determine how much material needs to be used. The fence height is another material usage factor. Different fencing materials will have varying costs. Aluminum is the most expensive after wrought iron, followed by vinyl, then wood with the least expensive fencing material being the chain link. The cost of any fence includes the parts and materials, municipality permits, verifying the fence does not interfere with utility services, grading and labor.
First decide the purpose for your fence. Next decide where your fence will be installed. Design it and price it. Now, you can let your contractor begin building it.