Pros and Cons of Different Types of Fence Materials

Pros and Cons of Different Types of Fence Materials

From the traditional zigzag post and rail reminiscent of colonial era to the modern day high-density polyethylene plastic options, fences have always been one of the number one choices to deter unwanted visitors and ensure privacy. 

Whether it’s for homes, commercial establishments or large farms, high quality and durable fences are in high demand. A surge in demand for premium, custom-made and UV stabilised fences has opened a new avenue for those who want to venture into the distribution business. 

If you are considering entering the fence distribution business, it’s important to know the types of fencing that is commonly available and their pros and cons. 

1. Chain Link Fencing 

Chain link is a popular form of fencing. They contain no  solid bars or, but are fashioned from links of metal bound together to create a mesh-like structure.

  • These are considered one of the most economical choices for fencing and prices usually range from $1000 to $3000. 
  • They can be seen through, so if privacy is not a concern, chain link fencing offers visibility while keeping livestock secure. 
  •  As these fences are usually made from steel or  a similar metal, they are one of the more durable options. 
  • Chain link fences are easy to install and can be erected without much effort and manpower. These fences require little maintenance and can easily last for years. 
  • These fences offer no privacy protection.
  • Chain link fences are not as secure as some other materials  as they can be easily cut with common tools.

2. Plastic  Fencing 

Plastic fences use high density polyethylene plastic as raw material, which is considered one of the most versatile materials. These fences are UV stabilised and can therefore easily withstand harsh weather conditions. They are an excellent choice for large  farms, commercial properties, vineyards or saltwater oyster farms. 

  • Plastic fences are made from high-density polyethylene plastic so they are highly durable and can endure termites, insects, rot and extreme weather conditions. 
  • Plastic fences offer a high level of security, being difficult to cut or damage with common tools
  • These fences are aesthetically pleasing and look great, further enhancing the overall look and feel of your property. 
  • Plastic fences can be customised to suit the customer’s needs.
  • Plastic fences can offer privacy, screening your property from unwanted attention  
  • Plastic fences require precise installation. If they aren’t level or installed properly, it will be visible. 
  • As compared to chain link fences, plastic fences can cost a little more. 

3. Wood Fencing 

Wood fences have been a traditional favourite and widely used for a variety  of premises including homes and farms. 

  • Wood is an affordable and easily available material, making wooden fences a popular choice. 
  • The natural grain of the wood may enhance the attractiveness of these fences. 
  • Highly susceptible to rot and termite attacks. Wood also cannot endure severe weather conditions such as  rain and  temperature fluctuations. 
  • Wood fences warp over time and they can bend out of shape relatively easily. 

If you are interested in partnering with the world’s leading plastic fence manufacturer, contact experts at FSP Global.