Wood fences may be difficult to clean, however, if they get paint on them. Vinyl fences will last much longer than a wood fence, up to a lifetime if using quality vinyl. They can come in a variety of colors that should not fade over time and are easily cleaned if they get paint on them.
A few of the most popular fences include privacy, picket, split rail and basket-weave. They can be made from materials ranging from wood to vinyl, aluminum to wrought iron. Before you begin, research the fencing guidelines in your area.
When deciding to install a fence, keep in mind that there are many options, including aluminum, chain link, vinyl, wood and wrought iron. Since you are presumably building a fence to provide a combination of privacy and security, you'll want to choose the type of fence that best achieves those goals at an acceptable price.
This article will help you avoid major pitfalls and costly mistakes when you're planning and installing a privacy fence. We'll show you the tricks and techniques that pros use to get a beautiful fence that'll meet your needs and fit your landscape.
Install a bottom and top rail to attach to the fence posts. In this project, we used a "butt joint" to secure the rail to the body of the post rather than the top of the post. A "butt joint" is a basic wood joint where the ends of the rails are aligned, placed together and then secured.
For an easy-to-build fence on a flat yard, DIYers might consider using pre-assembled panels that install between posts. The panels are a system of rails and pre-attached fence boards. However, if your yard is sloped, then to keep the panel tops level youll have to stagger the panel heights where they fasten to the posts.
Even if your days are full of work, sports games for the kids, chores, and taking care of the family pets, you can still have time to install a DIY fence and give yourself the privacy and R and R you are so desperately seeking.
The install cost of wood fences fluctuates depending upon the type of wood used. Vinyl is more expensive than wood or chain-link. Specialty materials such as aluminum and wrought iron cost the most.