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Different Kinds of Fences

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.aluminum fence

This is an aluminum fence.  Aluminum fencing is strong, durable and mostly maintenance free.  It works great for enclosing a swimming pool area.

aluminum yard fence

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.

bamboo fence

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.

bamboo fencingBamboo fencing comes in artificial panels or natural bamboo panels in various different colors ranging from light to dark.  Bamboo fences add beauty to any backyard or landscape.

chainlink fenceThis is a photo of a chainlink fence.  These are often used at parks, baseball and softball fields and around powerplants and city properties.

chainlink fencing

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.

electric fence

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 photo

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.

garden fence picture

Here’s a  picture of a beautiful flower garden fence.  Garden fences come in many forms but are typically made from wood or vinyl.

horse fence

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.

wooden horse fence

Here’s a photo of a beautiful horse behind a four board black wooden horse fence.

iron fencing

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.

iron fence with brick columns

Here’s a picture of an iron fence between tall brick columns with concrete column caps.

metal fence

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.

metal yard fence

Here’s a picture of a black metal yard fence separating two lawns.

picket fence picture

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.

tall white picket fencePicket fencing can also be used as a border around yards.  Picket fences are usually made of wood or of white vinyl pvc.

plastic privacy fence

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 pool fence

Plastic fences don’t require painting and are virtually maintenance free.  They make excellent privacy fences enclosing swimming pool areas.

swimming pool fence

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.

swimming pool fence

Here’s another swimming pool safety fence to keep children and uninvited guests out of the pool area.

privacy fence picture

Here’s a picture of a beautiful wooden privacy fence, stained and water sealed.

privacy fence photo

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.

PVC fence

Here’s a picture of a gorgeous PVC yard fence.

PVC privacy 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.

Chain Link Fence Pictures

Chain link fences come in all sizes and many colors.  They typically come in sheets of mesh square or diamond shapes.  They can be bought at Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company, and many other stores.   Below are some pictures of chain link fences being used for many different purposes.  Hopefully the different designs and colors will give you some new ideas for your fencing project.

This first picture is of standard, residential mesh chain link fence.  This type of fence can be comprised of metal or aluminum.  It comes in sheets of the diamond shaped mesh, posts, clamps, bolts, etc.  You can buy the complete chain link fence kits for this type of fence at the stores I mentioned above.  This type of fence is very common and is fairly inexpensive.  It is also kind of blah.  Just using different colors can make the fence more appealing to look at.

residential chain link fence

Next is a picture of a black chain link fence. This one is much taller and has a nice gate in the middle of all the panels.

black chain link fence

Here’s a picture of a green chain link fence.  I really like this color much more than the regular gray unpainted version and the black version.

green chain link fence

You can find these type of fences around wildlife refuge’s, national parks, etc.

Next you’ll find a decorative chain link fence.  These designs are fairly new and are becoming more and more popular for residential purposes as well as for enclosing parks and playgrounds.

decorative chain link fence

Next we have a picture of a security chain link fence.

chain link security fence

This particular chain link fence has rolls of barbed wire at the top to prevent intruders from getting in and keep people from getting out.

Here is another chain link fence with extra security features added at the top.  These care commonly found at places like airports.

chain link fence with barbed wire

picture of chain link fence with barbed wire at the top

You can get all types of extra security added to the top if you wanted to, such as rolls of razor wire.  Those are commonly found on top of fences at prisons.

I hope now that you’ve seen all of these photos you can have some better design ideas and decide which type of chain link fence would be best for your project.