When it comes to choosing a fence, there are a lot of considerations to be made. What material works best? How long and tall should it be? How does repair and maintenance factor in?
Whether you already have your fence all planned out, or you need a bit of advice, we’re here to help you out. We’ve provided a a brief rundown on some of our most popular fencing options in Cheyenne, just to give you some preliminary thoughts.
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Wooden fences are a popular choice throughout Cheyenne, particularly around the Ranchettes and South Greeley areas. As with all fence materials, wood has its pros and cons.
- Great for privacy
- Easy to repair
- Easy to customize
- Needs repaired often
- More vulnerable to weather, insects, etc.
As a whole, cedar (which is the type of wood that we use most often) is a great affordable fencing option that can be designed to fit with most landscapes. It is relatively quick and easy to install and repair. However, it’s important to maintain it well and repair it frequently to avoid splinters, rot, and collapse.
Vinyl fence is probably the second most common type of fence for homes in Cheyenne, within the Ranchettes neighborhood especially. Nearly every fence you see within that area will be either wood or vinyl. And for good reason! Vinyl fencing has a lot of pros and very few cons.
- Easy to clean
- Little to no maintenance
- Rarely needs repaired
- Plenty of privacy
- Unaffected by most weather
- More expensive than wood
- Repairs are more difficult than wood
Vinyl has a very “suburban” look to it that mimics the classic “white picket fence” type appearance. It really is one of the best all around fences, as long as you can afford the slightly higher cost. However, a lot of the initial cost will be offset by the lower maintenance costs down the road.
Chain Link Fencing
Chain link fence is usually not considered the most gorgeous of fence types, but it can be very useful in certain circumstances. For example, they are great for keeping pets in while still letting them see the outside world. Many of the pros and cons involved in chain link fencing depend on your needs, so you may have to adjust the following lists:
- Almost completely maintenance free
- Safe for kids and pets
- Maintains open visibility
- Not the most attractive fence
- No privacy (unless you add privacy slats)
Chain link is a solid fence option, and is usually used for front yards and pets, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be used for backyards or other areas as well.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron is the heavyweight of the fencing world. It isn’t very common in the Cheyenne area, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a fit for your property. Like all other fencing options, wrought iron has its own pros and cons.
- Versatile (can be designed in a lot of shapes and designs)
- Secure (many wrought iron designs are significantly more difficult to climb than other fences)
- Expensive (both the materials and the installation are more expensive than other fence options)
- Vulnerable to rust/weather
- No privacy
While not very common around most of the Cheyenne neighborhoods, wrought iron provides some features that can be very beneficial for some properties. If you aren’t sure it would work for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us and get some consultation.