The most economical choice of wood. If it is a treated wood it can be resistant to rot and insects. When maintained it can last for well over a decade.
Douglas Fir is a sap free wood that is structurally stable. It is abundant and has gentle natural beauty. It is generally used as a replacement option for those who do not appreciate the smell of cedar, or those who want an alternative to Redwood. When maintained they can 12 to 15 years.
Redwood is generally the most highest priced of all woods. It has a natural occurring chemical that makes weather and pest resistant. It’s a great choice for fences, patios, decks and other outdoor applications. When maintained they can last 15 years or more.
Cedar is most commonly known as a wood that has a natural resistance to pests and has a distinct smell. There are two colors generally used for fencing, white eastern cedar and red cedar. When maintained, they can last 12 years or more.
Chain link fences are generally made from galvanized steel. They are a cost effective alternative by offering security and longevity. When properly maintained these fences can last for decades.
Boards are a blend of sawdust and plastic and installed with solid posts and rails. They can last for 20 years and come in a variety of wood like colors. The posts have to be set deeper in concrete at 6 feet, which requires extra digger and labor installation.
This wood is another alternative to the more costlier redwood. This wood has a naturally produces cypressene. The heartwood is resistant to rot, decay and insects, making it a great choice for a long lasting wood fence. When properly maintained these fences can last around 15 years or more.
PVC & Vinyl
These have hollow PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) posts with rails that are reinforced with metal or wood inside. They can last for up to 20 years, and only need to be washed occasionally, however with age they will start to crack.
Wrought Iron & Metal
Wrought Iron and metal fencing are often used for security, decorative and garden fencing purposes. It can rust, but if maintained properly it can last for decades.