Making decisions about fencing your backyard can be overwhelming.
What fence options are available?
Which ones are best suited for Alberta?
What about cost and durability?
We’ll go over the pros and cons of the five best backyard fence options that can withstand Alberta’s weather conditions so that you can choose the right solution for your home.
5 Backyard Fence Options
When considering your backyard fence options, it’s important to remember there is no one “best” solution.
Instead, this will depend on a variety of factors specific to your situation. These include:
- Your property’s particular characteristics
- Your nearby neighbours
- Your local guidelines or restrictions
Wood fencing is a popular choice due to its privacy and aesthetic appeal.
Additionally, using pressure treated lumber can help your fence last the lifetime of your home.
You can also choose between vertical or horizontal slats.
The cost will vary depending on fence height and quality of materials used.
Vinyl fencing is incredibly durable as it’s resistant to rot and has 5 times the tensile strength of wood.
It is made from 100% recycled materials and requires no chemical applications such as paint or stain.
Vinyl has a higher up-front cost than other options, but its long lifespan and lack of upkeep ultimately makes it cost effective.
3. Chain Link
Chain link fencing has been a staple in Calgary for over a hundred years.
While it doesn’t offer the same level of privacy or aesthetic appeal as other options, this is a trade-off many homeowners are happy with due to its easy installation, durability, and economical price.
In addition, it’s great for a dog run or pen in your backyard.
4. Wrought Iron
Ornamental, wrought iron fences offer a level of aesthetic appeal that will enhance the curb appeal of your home.
Correctly installed, these fences are essentially maintenance-free, and those with iron points at the top provide an extra layer of home security.
While this is a more expensive choice than other options, installation can also increase your home’s value.
Backyard fence options also include different types of farm fencing such as barbed wire, high tensile wire, post and rail, post and plank, and split cedar.
Any of these can be excellent, durable fencing solutions, especially if you have horses or other livestock.
The cost will be dependent on which type you choose.
First Class Fencing Solutions
For each project, we first meet with property owners to define their fencing objectives and produce an accurate estimate.
Then, before construction, we consult with Alberta One Call to make sure the site is safe for digging. This is a critical step.
During the construction process, we follow all safety guidelines and design plans. To ensure customer satisfaction, we conduct a walk-through with clients near completion to identify any remaining changes or modifications.
Ready to fence your backyard in Alberta?
Contact the experts at First Class Fencing to learn about your best options.