When it comes to fencing there are hundreds of different kinds of fences made of different types of materials that serve specific purposes. When you factor in all the different styles of fences and functions as well there are truly limitless amounts of fencing options available. Below is a list of 20 different types of fences and a little bit of information about them.
This is an aluminum fence. Aluminum fencing is strong, durable and mostly maintenance free. It works great for enclosing a swimming pool area.
Aluminum fencing comes in different styles and different heights. It also works great as a property border to fence in a backyard. It’s strong enough that pets won’t chew threw it.
This is a picture of a bamboo privacy fence. Most often, bamboo fencing comes in rolled panels and each bamboo pole is tied tight to the next one, creating a solid wall for privacy.
Chainlink fencing is strong and durable yet less expensive than other metal fences. It comes in different grades and can be coated. Vinyl coated chain link fencing typically comes in green or black.
This is a photo of an electric fence. Electric fences come in different options using different types of hot wire. The one shown also has a strand of barbed wire fence at the bottom. Electric fences are typically used by farmers to keep livestock such as cattle inside a field.
Electric fence and hot wire fencing is typically easy to install and easy to repair. It’s considered an inexpensive fence compared to other types of fencing that serve similar purposes.
Here’s a picture of a beautiful flower garden fence. Garden fences come in many forms but are typically made from wood or vinyl.
Historically, most horse fences were wooden fences. But in recent years a lot of white vinyl horse fencing has surfaced as well. Wooden fences are cheaper than vinyl but they require upkeep, repair and painting whereas vinyl fences do not.
Here’s a photo of a beautiful horse behind a four board black wooden horse fence.
Iron fencing has timeless beauty. It comes in many different styles and shapes. Wrought iron fences and ornamental iron fences are strong, durable and add safety and security to a property.
Here’s a picture of an iron fence between tall brick columns with concrete column caps.
Here’s a photo of a metal fence with a gate. Metal fencing is durable but often requires painting over time. It can also rust over time.
Here’s a picture of a black metal yard fence separating two lawns.
Here’s a picture of a beautiful white picket fence. The white picket fence is the symbol of the American dream. A picket fence with pretty landscaping can make any house look lovely.
Privacy fencing used to be predominantly wooden, but vinyl and plastic has become a big trend in recent years. This pic is of a beautiful plastic backyard privacy fence.
Plastic fences don’t require painting and are virtually maintenance free. They make excellent privacy fences enclosing swimming pool areas.
There are many different kinds of swimming pool fences. Some are for privacy purposes and some are for safety purposes. This is a metal safety fence.
Here’s another swimming pool safety fence to keep children and uninvited guests out of the pool area.
Here’s a picture of a beautiful wooden privacy fence, stained and water sealed.
Here’s another picture of a common wooden privacy fence. These are typically tall with the boards touching each other so people can’t see inside.
Here’s a picture of a gorgeous PVC yard fence.
Here’s another picture of a PVC fence. This one is a backyard privacy fence.
We will post more photos of different types of fences soon so check back for an update.