Despite the natural beauty of red cedar fences, wood does have one drawback: It requires staining or painting about every 4 years for maximum durability. If this doesn’t appeal to you, there are other aesthetically pleasing options that require little to no maintenance. Consider talking to a fencing contractor about having an ornamental aluminum, PVC, or chain link fence installed around your property.
Chain Link Fences
Chain link is the workhorse of fences. It’s endlessly versatile, practical, and durable—and of course, it’s virtually maintenance-free. The main problem to watch out for is rust. Purchase a rust-resistant coated or finished chain link fence, or have the finish applied afterward. If your fence features a gate, spritz some oil on the hinges every now and then. And about once per year, check along the length of the fence for loose fencing hardware. These simple tasks will help your chain link stay in good condition, and enhance the look of your yard for years to come.
Ornamental Aluminum Fences
If you love the look of wrought iron fences, but don’t love the price, then an ornamental aluminum fence could be right for you. It mimics the more expensive look of wrought iron at a fraction of the cost. Plus, they’re incredibly durable and nearly maintenance-free. Ornamental aluminum fences require a similar maintenance routine as chain link fences. Oil the hinges of the gate periodically, and tighten any loose screws. You can keep your fence looking like new by occasionally rinsing it off with a garden hose to remove grass clippings and grime.
PVC / Vinyl Fences
PVC fences are popular choices for homeowners who want that white picket fence look, but without the maintenance of wood. These fences require almost no maintenance, with the exception of rinsing it down every now and then to clean it. Occasionally, check the post caps to make sure they haven’t loosened.
Whatever your fencing preferences are, Paramount Fence will help you find the perfect solution. One of our representatives will work closely with you until you’re completely satisfied with the proposed design for your new fence. Call 630-239-2714 to get started on your chain link, ornamental aluminum, or PVC fence project in Chicagoland.