Everything You Need to Know About Fences

Many Brevard County residents experienced damage from Hurricane Matthew; the strong winds felled numerous fences along the Space Coast and across all of Florida. This leaves so many homeowners in Melbourne, Viera and Palm Bay with the dilemma of deciding what type of fence to purchase and which company to choose for fence installation. At Tripod Aluminum, we want to make this process as easy as possible since we know you have a million other things to deal with like roof repairs, ripped screens, broken windows and more. We have complied some information about the different types of fences to help you make an informed decision.

Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing offers privacy and fairly durable, but is often more expensive than other types of fences. It also lacks the strength other types of fences offer, and can become brittle and even crack in extremely high or low temperatures.

Wood Fencing

Wood fences have been popular for years because they are pretty inexpensive and versatile. However, wood requires quite a bit of maintenance which can incur more costs. It is also susceptible to termites, rotting and warping.

Chain-Link Fencing

This type of fencing is durable and requires little maintenance. However, most will agree that chain-link fences are unattractive, making it an unpopular choice for homeowners. It also does not offer much privacy.

Wrought Iron Fencing

Wrought iron fences are durable and allow for decorative designs. This is a good option if you’re looking for a secure fence since it is difficult to break or warp. Unfortunately, wrought iron fences are more expensive than just about any other type of fence. Wrought iron can also develop rust spots, and with all the Florida humidity this is not good.

Aluminum Fencing

Aluminum is extremely durable and can withstand very strong winds. Chances are, if you already had an aluminum fence before Hurricane Matthew it is probably still standing. Aluminum fencing is also versatile, so it can be customized to compliment your home. Although the upfront cost of an aluminum fence will generally be more expensive than a simple wood fence, you will save money in the long run because aluminum requires very little maintenance. Aluminum does not generally rust either, and is a great choice if you have any slopes on your property.

In our opinion, aluminum fencing is the best option because it is durable, relatively inexpensive, and requires little maintenance. If your fence was damaged or destroyed in the hurricane or if you are considering having a fence installed, contact us today. We have been in the business for over 20 years, and our master craftsmen have all the experience and professionalism you could hope for.



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