Choosing the perfect fencing to complement your home and garden is not just a matter of taste, it is a matter of choosing the one which is going to add the most value to your home and make it look great. As a result, choosing fencing can be a difficult and long-winded process, especially when you and your significant other can’t agree on it!
With so many styles, materials, and designs to choose from, you need to consider what you want your fence’s functionality to be (i.e. secure or for show) just as much as its design. You also need to consider whether you want a high or low fence, one to border your driveway or one which is going to make your garden safer for children and pets to roam free in.
So, whether you want 6ft fence panels to keep prying eyes out or smaller ones to simply separate the space, why not view some options online? You are guaranteed to find the perfect fencing product for your wants and needs if you do enough research and choose one from a reputable site.
Here are some of the many fencing options you have and how they differ from one another.
#1: Weave Fencing Panels
This is one of the older and more traditional styles of fencing which isn’t seen too often these days. For somebody who wants a more contemporary look or has a garden steeped with trees and other natural features, weave fencing can be the perfect solution. Weave fencing is perfect to break up the space in your garden and hide any of the less appealing aspects of it such as storage areas, and it is also a great way to make your garden look interesting.
It is one of the more affordable fencing types which is sometimes referred to as willow fencing or willow screens, so be sure to look out for these terms if you want to look it up online. Weave fencing is often quite sturdy, but not as sturdy as other fencing types and does not provide full privacy. It also requires more maintenance than other fence types and tends to be more brittle. It’s also not a good choice if you’ve got smaller family pets which you want to keep inside its boundaries.
#2: Closeboard Fencing
This is a very common and traditional fencing type which is seen all over the place up and down the country. Offering a secure boundary and privacy, closeboard fencing is often made from 6×6 fence panels to prevent most people from seeing over them. Most closeboard fences are made from timber and are brown in colour, however, you can pop down to your local hardware store and pick up paint in a variety of different colours to make them match the overall design of your garden.
Closeboard fencing is very hard-wearing and tends to be popular because it complements most styles of garden. It also provides complete privacy and is great if you have pets and smaller humans who you want to keep within its boundaries. Although it doesn’t require lots of maintenance, it is important that you pick a robust closeboard fence to cut down on the need for maintenance which can be costly, especially if you purchase a low-quality product which begins to crack and fray.
#3: Jacktop Fencing Panels
Also known as cross, lattice, and grid fencing, jacktop fencing is mostly used for its decorative qualities and many people buy them because climbing plants will grow up them, crossing in and out of the lattice design. They make a very nice decorative addition to any garden however, they are no good so far as security is concerned as they are made from lightweight wood which can easily be broken.
If you are looking for fencing which is easy on the eye and breaks up your garden without having huge slabs of wood all over the place, then lattice fencing is a great option for you. However, they’re not great for security and the gaps in the fence means that smaller pests and animals can get in and out through the holes if they’re big (or small) enough. Also, regular maintenance is needed to prevent the wood from rotting or warping in the sun.
Choosing the right fencing for your garden isn’t the easiest of decisions, but by thinking about what you want your fencing to achieve, the whole process can be made a lot easier. Are you looking for style over substance or do you want robust 6ft x 6ft fence panels that are going to provide an extra layer of security and keep things inside its perimeter?
There are many fencing options for you to choose from and the above three represent just a few of many options you have when it comes to picking the right fencing type for your garden.
This is a collaborative post.