Fence Outlet Explains the Pros and Cons of Metal Fences

Fence Outlet, Central Florida’s fencing experts, knows that a homeowner’s tastes, styles and reasons for installing a fence are widely varied, however, there are basically three different fence materials from which to choose from: wood, metal and PVC (vinyl).

Each fence material has different advantages, disadvantages, and come in a wide variety of styles and distinct looks. If you’re interested in a fence that’s both durable and provides extra security, take a look at the different types of metal fences to choose from:

Chain Link Fences

Chain link fencing is usually thought of for commercial properties, however, this is also a very affordable product that is popular with homeowners who want to keep pets safe and secure. There are several varieties of chain link fencing available; from the plain galvanized to vinyl-coated that comes in several colors.

Advantages: economical, low maintenance, pet control and graffiti resistant.

Disadvantages:  less “curb appeal” than the alternatives and some neighborhood associations don’t allow chain link.

Ornamental Aluminum Fencing

Ornamental aluminum fences are a more affordable alternative to traditional wrought iron fences, providing homeowners with an upscale look.

Advantages: provides the “estate look” without the high cost of steel or iron.

Disadvantages:  more expensive than chain link or wood.

Steel Fencing

Some homeowners want to rely on the strength, security and durability of steel, especially those with large estates. Welded steel fences are suitable not only for residential use, but also for commercial applications such as retail businesses, storage facilities, schools, golf courses and recreational parks.

Advantages: extremely durable and secure.

Disadvantages: Pricier than the alternatives.

“There are a wide variety of choices when it comes to fence materials and price options,” explains Fence Outlet owner Rajul Patel. “Our professionals are here to help guide you to the fence that best suits you needs and budget.”

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