Vinyl Fencing vs. Aluminum Fencing: How to Choose Fencing Materials

When it comes to fencing material, you have many options, from aluminum fencing to vinyl fencing and everything in between. So how do you know which fencing material is the best for your needs? Below are some key facts about different fencing materials to help choose the right fence for your home or business.

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Wood fencing. One of the most popular fencing materials, wood fences come in a variety of styles – from quaint white picket fences to six-foot-high privacy fences. However, while wood is a popular fencing choice, it can be challenging to maintain, since it is more prone to damage from high winds and other weather events and is susceptible to rot.

Vinyl fencing. Vinyl fencing can mimic the look of wood fencing, but is easier to maintain and stands up better to the elements such as wind, rain, and snow. However, some people may not like the artificial or manufactured look of vinyl fencing. It can also cost more than a comparable wood fence and you may have limited options when it comes to color.

Stone and brick fencing. Stone fencing can provide an attractive, rustic aesthetic for your property, while brick offers a sturdy, classic look. But these fences can be expensive and challenging to install, and once they have been built, a stone or brick wall is harder to remove than some other types of fencing. If you decide to pursue this option, make sure that you work with a contractor who has experience installing stone and brick fences.

Aluminum fencing. Aluminum fencing can mimic the look of more expensive materials like wrought iron, but is also less sturdy. However, aluminum fences can be recycled after they are no longer in use, which could be a plus for green-minded homeowners.

Chain link fencing. It is not the most attractive fencing option, but chain links are sturdy and affordable. For areas of your property that are less visible and where privacy isn’t an issue, chain link could be a good option. Chain link is also an ideal fencing material if you have a very large area that needs to be fenced.

Wrought iron fencing. Wrought iron fencing is attractive, though it can be more costly to install than some other fencing options. It is also easy to customize wrought iron fencing so that you get a fence that truly fits with the style of your home. Homeowners may also choose high wrought iron fences because of the security they provide. However, wrought iron fences require more maintenance than some other types of fences.

Allied Gate is one of the top fencing companies in Arizona. We serve the Phoenix Metro Area, please call us at 480-516-0275 or visit for some more information about fencing. 


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