If you’re getting ready to add a fence to your yard, it means you’re about to increase your home’s value, curb appeal, and privacy. You have several choices when it comes to fencing—in addition to there being many styles of fencing available, there are also several different materials to choose from. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common fence materials .

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Wood
Wood is one of the most versatile fence materials. You can leave wood fencing with its natural color, stain it to bring out its inner beauty, or paint it a fun color to make your home stand out from the rest. While some types of wood are prone to damage from insects or weather, Western red cedar is insect- and rot-resistant. This makes it an ideal option for residential fences.

Aluminum
If you like the look of wrought iron fencing but don’t want to worry about the maintenance or costs associated with it, consider aluminum fencing. Like wrought iron fencing, aluminum fencing is available in a variety of styles that can lend a formal or casual feel to your property. Unlike wrought iron, aluminum does not have to be repainted. Aluminum fencing is durable , and will resist damage from insects and different weather conditions.

Vinyl
Do you want a low-maintenance fence that will stand up well to the elements? If so, vinyl fencing, or PVC fencing, may be the best option for you. You will never have to worry about repainting vinyl, as it will not fade or chip in the sun. It is easy to clean—just wipe down the fence with soap and water. Additionally, vinyl fencing does not warp due to moisture, is resistant to insects, and can stand up to even severe weather conditions. Vinyl fencing is generally only available in neutral colors.

At Paramount Fence , we have the right fence material and style for you. We offer ornamental aluminum, chain link, wood, and vinyl fencing for residential customers, plus options for commercial use. If you would like to learn more about building a fence around your Chicagoland home, call Paramount Fence today at (630) 406-8410.