If you’re still on the fence about what material you should use to act as a barrier between your property and what lies beyond it, then you’ve come to the right place (see what we did there?). Traditionally when we talk about fences, we’re already thinking wooden planks and nails and while wooden fences make great barriers, they have some of their short comings as well which you should think about beforehand.
To begin with, not all wood makes good fencing material in the first place. Wood is prone to rot when exposed to moisture so if you want a wooden fence that lasts for a long time, then you might want to consider seasoned wood so that it can resist the rain and moisture. Another destroyer of wood that you need to be way of are termites. These pesky little bugs will hollow out your fence and before you know it, your fence won’t even be strong enough to withstand you leaning on it.
There are certain kinds of wood that termites can eat their way into and then there’s wood that they can’t eat but typically, the latter is very expensive. With all that in perspective, it’s no surprise that a lot of people are switching to plastic fencing which is naturally resistant to both moisture and termites and at a much lower cost too. However, before you go ahead and get plastic fencing without another thought, so remember that it won’t have the same aesthetic qualities as wood.
Also, you should bear in mind that even with plastic fencing, you can end up buying cheap material that will lose colouration and start to get brittle under the direct sunlight so it pays to make sure you’re getting high quality in either case.