Fencing Material 101

Whether you are looking to have more privacy or security, there is a fencing material that will fit your property and lifestyle. As a homeowner, you might not have the resources or time to research the countless options thoroughly. We curated this list explaining the pros and cons of a few popular options to prepare you for your upcoming fencing project.


Wood fences are a staple in American culture. They tend to be one of the more enticing options on the market due to the multitude of affordable options that they offer. The unique grains, colorations, staining treatments, cuts, and painting styles make wooden styles easy to customize to suit the aesthetic of your home. With proper maintenance, wooden fences can last the entire lifetime of your home.

Chain Link

Chain Link fences are great for large areas because they are inexpensive, fast to install, and require very little maintenance. They do not offer much privacy. The main draw for chain link fences is the high level of security that it offers, especially for kids and pets.

Wrought Iron

There’s a reason why wrought iron fences have stood the test of time.  They are highly durable and pleasing to the eye, which makes it one of the more expensive options.  Wrought iron fences must be repainted or sanded every few years or so.  The intricate design of these fences tends to be tailor-made to the property that it sits upon, therefore hiring a specialized contractor like RAM Fencing is pivotal.


Vinyl fencing is one of the, if not the longest lasting option on the market today. Some manufacturers even say that this human-made material is four times more flexible and five times stronger than similar styles of wooden fences. Vinyl fencing does not warp, crack, or splinter, so it is practically maintenance free. While the upfront cost of vinyl is high, it’s low maintenance and extended lifespan makes it more cost effective than many of its counterparts.


Composite fences are a combination of recycled wood and recycled plastic that is made to resemble the appearance of wood. This kind of fence is very durable and not as susceptible to chipping, rot, or insects. Composite fencing should only be installed by highly trained professionals, like Ram Fencing.

Brick and Stone

Brick and stone fences tend to be on the pricey side of things because they are labor intensive and weather resistant. A lot of homeowners mix brick and stone with other materials to enhance the design and make it more cost effective.

Deciding on the appropriate fences can be tedious, but the experts at RAM Fencing are here to help at every step of the process. Design the fence of your dreams with the materials that best meet your needs by getting a free quote today!