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What Type of Fencing Is Best?

What Type of Fencing Is Best for My Home or Business?

This is a question with no simple answer. No two customers will think exactly alike. It all depends on what you want and need a fence for, what you want it to look like, and what your budget is.

There are two main things to consider: types of fencing materials, and types of fences. Keep in mind your budget and aesthetics as you read through your options.

Types of Fencing Materials

We’ll discuss the types of fencing materials we use in fence installation. These include:

Cedar Fence

Cedar fence gives a classic look to your home or upscale business. It can also give a rustic look, depending on the style of fence panels and whether you choose to let it age to its natural silvery grey color. Unlike other, cheaper wood fences, a cedar fence resists rotting and can stand up to harsh sunlight.

Trex® Fencing

Trex® fencing gives you the look of wood without the potential for rotting, splintering, or maintenance such as painting or staining. It is an excellent solution for those seeking a privacy fence that looks great and meets HOA standards.

Steel Ornamental Fence

Steel ornamental fence lives up to its name – ornamental. It is designed to look good, and make your residential or commercial property look good to someone passing by. If you want privacy, this is not the fence for you. But if you need a fence to keep the kids and pets in or to showcase your property, it can be a good, no-maintenance option.

Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fence can be a good solution for both shorter garden fences and privacy fence. Some homeowners use it as pool fence, as well. It can give an upscale look to a commercial property where privacy is important, such as around a hotel pool or patio area. Vinyl is also low maintenance, and just may need hosing down once in a while,

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fence is a very cost-effective solution if you have to fence in a large area. We see it most commonly in commercial and industrial applications, such as around warehouse properties, industrial complexes, etc. Homeowners might use it for a dog run or for another smaller area where what the fence looks like is not as important as how it functions.

Types of Fences

By types of fences, we mean taller fences such as privacy fences, or shorter picket fences. These are sometimes referred to as fence styles. Then within each of those categories, you can choose among:

  • Picket, plank, or panel styles
    • Dog ear, scallop, flat top, Gothic, lattice top, shadow box, rail, and more
  • Color (in some cases)

You may be limited in the fence material, style, and color you can install at your home or business, based on your HOA or commercial district regulations. But if you want a privacy fence, you will want to go with a cedar, Trex®, or vinyl fence. If you want to showcase your property and just have a physical barrier, a steel ornamental fence might be a good option. And if you just need a shorter fence to frame your front yard, you can use any kind of material or style.

Fence Gates

Your fence gate will be the same material and style of your fence. But you still have many options regarding whether you want a double gate, an automatic gate, or other feature. How far you venture from the basic gate will increase the cost of the gate itself.

Get a Fence Installation Quote

If you’re looking for an honest fence company with quality fence installation and competitive pricing, you’re in the right place. Set up a consultation using the contact form or call (720) 418-8194. If you’re “on the fence” as to which type of fencing and style of fence to install at your home or business, we can give you multiple quotes using multiple fence materials and styles.

Whatever you choose, we guarantee a quality fence installation. We proudly serve homeowners and commercial interests in the Denver metro area, including Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Wheat Ridge and surrounding areas.

Vinyl Fence

Vinyl Fence 101: What You Need To Know

Vinyl Fence 101 – What You Need to Know

While the team at Denver Fence Company is best known for our installation of wood fence and steel ornamental fencing, we also install vinyl fence. Vinyl fencing has become more popular around the country over the years. But is it right for your Denver area home or business?

Let’s take a look at some pros and cons.

Vinyl Fence Pros

Vinyl fence has a number of things going for it. That’s why it has become more popular over the years. Here are a few of the positives:


Unlike its wood counterpart, a vinyl fence will never splinter, rot, or be vulnerable to a pest infestation. These fences can last for many, many years to come. They are also fade resistant, because ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors and other additives are part of the manufacturing process.

Low Maintenance

One of the big selling points for a vinyl fence is it is very low maintenance. An occasional hosing off in the summer should be all it needs. This is in contrast to some wood fences, which need to be painted or resealed periodically.

Vinyl Fence Cons

Now that you’ve learned about the pros of vinyl fencing, it’s time to learn about the cons.

Vinyl: Sustainable or Not?

While the industry may say vinyl is sustainable because of the longevity of vinyl fence, you need to know that it is a product of manufacturing plants, and all that that entails. Vinyl fencing is made from Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), a synthetic plastic polymer.  The manufacturing process uses dioxins, ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, and phthalates.

In addition, because of how it’s made and its durability, vinyl usually ends up in a landfill rather than being reused or recycled. And it sits there for decades, because it will not decompose.

Heavy Snow and a Vinyl Fence

In Denver, we know snow. This is one area where a vinyl fence might not be the best choice. While vinyl fencing can easily withstand the cold, the weight of heavy snow could cause it to warp, bend, crack, or even collapse under the weight of the snow.

For this reason, if you did choose to install vinyl fencing, you would want to make sure you did not let your snow blower throw snow towards the fence. You might even want to consider trying to sweep snow off of a vinyl fence.

Schedule a FREE Estimate for Vinyl Fence Installation

If you’ve decided a vinyl fence is right for your property. Call (720) 418-8194 or fill out the Get a Quote form to get the estimate process started. We serve homeowners and commercial clients throughout the Denver, Colorado metro area, including Lakewood, Wheatridge, Arvada, and Littleton.