Which type of fencing is the easiest to maintain?
September 10, 2018
Your fence is an investment, and so it’s important to do the proper maintenance to keep it in tip top shape and avoid costly repairs or replacements. If you’re planning to install a new fence in the near future, you may be contemplating how much work it is to maintain the various types of fencing, and which materials need the least amount of upkeep.
Here is a quick breakdown to help you decide.
Wood fencing is beautiful, but it is also one of the more high-maintenance options as it requires regular cleaning and staining.
Wood is also susceptible to damage from weather, insects and plants. Using protectants and choosing high quality materials when building your fence can help prevent damage. At A & G Fencing, we only use the highest quality Canadian cedar and offer pre-staining to ensure that your fence lasts the test of time, but regular upkeep is still recommended.
Iron fencing is also classic and timeless, but does require some upkeep to keep it that way.
It’s extremely durable and easy to clean, but must be sanded and repainted occasionally to maintain its beauty.
Chainlink fencing is affordable and functional, and requires little maintenance. Occasional cleaning and coating to avoid rust is recommended.
Although chainlink fencing is quite durable, it is possible for it to become damaged by heavy impact, like a fallen tree.
Last but not least: vinyl. If easy maintenance is your number one priority, vinyl fencing is likely the way to go.
Vinyl fencing is durable and can withstand the elements. All it really needs is the occasional wash now and then with soapy water and a hose or pressure washer.