Fencing Material Options

In need of new fencing? This look at materials, prices and durability will help you find the perfect solution for your home.

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Wrought Iron $ $ $ $


Wrought iron is one of the strongest and longest-lasting fencing materials available. It’s also easy to customize. Wrought iron comes at a premium price.
Steel $ $ $ $


Steel is sturdy and maintenance-free, but it’s less versatile than other materials. Steel also comes at a higher price.
Aluminum $ $ $ $


Aluminum is rust-resistant and doesn’t require regular upkeep. It is weaker than other metal options.
Vinyl $ $ $ $


Vinyl is affordable and easy to install, but it is weaker than most other materials. Vinyl is not recommended for security fencing.
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$ $ $ $


Wood is strong and can be long-lasting. Most wood fences will require regular upkeep and staining.
Chain Link $ $ $ $


Chain link is affordable and durable, but its construction makes it less attractive than other materials.
If you need a security or containment fence, choose tougher materials like steel, wrought iron or wood.
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* Fencing installation prices range from $430 and $8,000, according to HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Guide.

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