The Best Fences to Keep Animals Out

Keeping your yard in great shape means guarding it from the presence of unwanted animals. To do that, you need to make sure you have the right kind of fence. Some of the best options for that purpose are wooden fences, vinyl fences, and aluminum fences. They can make your home look great while keeping animals away from your yard. Each type has unique features that make it ideal for landscape settings and animal control.

Wooden Fences

Wooden fences are a traditional choice with a great look that blends with the natural world. They also happen to offer amazing security and privacy. Since they feature a solid construction and can be built at various heights, they tend to be ideal for keeping out larger animals like dogs and deer. To keep out smaller critters like raccoons and rabbits, the fence can be created to sit closer to the ground with a buried base so digging is harder. Keep in mind that wood fences need regular maintenance such as sealing or painting to protect against decay and the elements.

Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fencing is another option for those who want a low-maintenance solution with exceptional durability. Similar to wood, vinyl can be installed without vinyl, which creates a nice barrier to prevent animals from getting in your yard. Vinyl resists decay, rust, and rot, and it doesn’t need to be stained or painted, which makes it great for the busy homeowner. The smooth surface keeps animals from climbing over. 

Aluminum Fences

The last option is aluminum, this is resistant to corrosion and highly durable so it works in many climates. It isn’t as private as the other materials but it can have close pickets that are hard for animals to get through. The top can also have pointed bars or spikes that discourage large animals from climbing. It’s lightweight and usually has a powder-coated finish without the need for any maintenance. 

Choosing the right fence depends on many factors. For instance, you need to consider the kind of animals you want to avoid, what level of maintenance you’re comfortable with, and what your style is like. Wooden fences have great privacy for keeping large animals out. Vinyl has durability and lack of need for maintenance and aluminum is less private but can keep some smaller animals out. Whatever you choose, a good fence will protect your yard and make your home look even more beautiful. Contact us to learn more!

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