Think of the different materials available from which you can build a fence. This would include the standard chain link but of course there is wood, plastic, steel, and even stone walls can act as a fence. Only you and your fencing contractor can decide what's best for you. And when you decide on a particular few choices, your fencing contractor can fill you in on the pros and cons and costs of each. Some contractors prefer a particular material for whatever reason and they may also know that other materials are not best for other reasons. To get the conversation started, consider a few questions and subjects you can discuss with your contractor:
- Are the materials they're recommending environmentally friendly?
- Have they used this material before and would they ever use it at their own home?
- What is their experience with installing this type of material in particular?
- Why do they think it's better than other materials?
Many hard woods and these types come from different trees that make them very difficult to replace when damaged in any way. Typically synthetic plastics with a wood look is better, or you can choose bamboo which is easy to replace since it grows so quickly and is easy to harvest and supply. Many hardwood floors in a home are today made from bamboo for this reason.
And if you want to "go green" with your wood fence choice, you have many choices but you want it to be durable as well as to make it look good for your home. The right installation will go a long way toward this goal, and a bad installation can not only look wrong but it can devalue the home and the fence itself in particular. So you need to consider the right fencing installer for the
- A fencing installer should have a license to work in
- They are experienced with all the latest techniques for installing these types of fences.
- They can work with a wide variety of materials and this includes those eco-friendly options.
- They know how to treat a particular wood fence once it is installed.
- They can give you a free written estimate of the cost and time it should take to complete the job.
- They can provide a warranty for the job as well.
Your fence installer should be chosen carefully. If your fence is not installed properly it can collapse and cause property damage, and even hurt someone as well! Your homeowner's insurance may not cover this damage if you do not have the fence installed by a professional. So it's good to save yourself the headache as well as the potential expense down the road if you have a fencing professional install it right from the beginning.