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How to choose your perfect fence?

Whether you’re looking for security, privacy or simply to add style to your yard, fences are the perfect addition. You’ll find an array of choices available, let us help by giving you an insight on the advantages and disadvantages by considering various characteristics such as prices without installation, solidity, durability, appearance and easy installation.

Whether you’re looking for security, privacy or simply to add style to your yard, fences are the perfect addition. You’ll find an array of choices available, let us help by giving you an insight on the advantages and disadvantages by considering various characteristics such as prices without installation, solidity, durability, appearance and easy installation.

Wooden fences

For a durable, ecological and attractive fence, opt for a wooden fence. It can be adapted to fit your style : more traditional or modern and original. On the flip side, to keep it in good condition, it requires regular maintenance. Prices vary between $27 and $50 per linear foot, and the most popular types of wood are cedar and pine. Eight foot treated wood panels are also available for approximately $85. (sources : Revampo, RenoDepot, Ecohabitation)

Advantages :

  • Easy to install
  • Sustainable
  • Ecological
  • Resistant and solid
  • Multitude of designs available

Disadvantages :

  • Regular maintenance
  • Variable price depending on the type of wood
  • Some woods are prone to rot (tropical woods)

If you are looking for a less costly fence that is quick and easy to install, in addition to being extremely durable, then the chain link fence is the perfect option. However, you’ll have to forfeit privacy. Base models are available starting at $12 per linear foot. Slats can also be added to increase privacy and cost around $ 0 for a pack that covers 10 feet. (source: Soumission Rénovation)

Advantages :

  • Easy to install
  • Very durable
  • Cheap

Disadvantages :

  • Less esthetic
  • Less intimate

Glass fences

When you have a gorgeous landscape or a beautiful pool and must put up a fence in front of them, the glass fence is perfect for providing safety and visibility. However, they are quite expensive, pricing at around $150 per linear foot, to which you must add the installation fee. (sources : Clôtures prestiges, Réno Dépôt)

Advantages :

  • Modern and elegant appearance
  • Safe
  • Durable

Disadvantages :

  • Expensive
  • Must be cleaned regularly
  • Requires careful installation

Aluminium fences

Over a hundred different models of aluminum fencing are available, so take your pick! These sophisticated fences are very durable and sell between $35 – $100 per linear foot. This investment is worth every penny, as this type of fence increases the value of your property. (sources : Soumission Rénovation, Aluminiums Williams)

Advantages :

  • Sustainable
  • Chic
  • No maintenance

Disadvantages :

  • Sometimes expensive
  • Less intimate

Vinyl fences

Durability and simplicity are the two words that best describe vinyl fencing. The latter requires virtually no maintenance and have great longevity, in addition to being strong. A 6 by 6 panel to install costs approximately $225. (sources : Home Dépôt, Home Dépôt, CertainTeed)

Advantages :

  • Sustainable
  • No maintenance
  • Offers lots of privacy

Disadvantages :

  • Expensive
  • Very few models

For solidity 

When installing your fence, you can dig holes every 1.5 meters and anchor your foundation posts. If you prefer more durability and simplicity, screw piles are the perfect choice. it will prevent your fence from sagging so you can hold on to your investment for the long run. Check with an expert Postech installer in your region for more information.

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