Picking the right type of fencing for your needs can be a challenging process. There are many different materials, styles, and shades that you may choose from. However, once you understand what to look for in each category of fencing and how each material is designed to work, it becomes a much easier selection process.

This article will provide you with valuable information on the differences between materials such as wood, metal wire, metal netting and more so that this daunting task will be put into perspective!


This type of fencing is made with either cedar, redwood, hemlock, pine or cedar and is widely available in every region of the country for both residential and commercial purposes.

Picket or Board-On-Board is a form of wood fence has panels made from long vertical boards. The boards are attached to one another by tiny vertical spaces called “pickets.” The pickets are spaced apart just far enough so that an adult finger can fit between them. Modern picket fences usually have pickets that are 1 1/2″ wide by 3″ tall while the boards typically measure 3 ½’ wide by 6′ tall. Older forms may be much wider and taller than this. Install wood fencing at the best price with us.


This fencing material is made with either galvanized wire or aluminum posts and has become a popular choice over wood fencing because it’s cheaper and easier to maintain while providing a long-term durable look that other fences don’t. Metal fence panels are usually 2-3′ high and come in the following shapes:

  • Triangle: This shape is simply three evenly spaced posts spaced 4-6′ apart. You can find this style of metal fence used for residential purposes as well as security fences.
  • Hedge: This fence panel is made of two parallel posts with a single post in between. The top of this fence is a slanted bar that comes to a point at the top (called an apex).
  • Lattice: This type of panel fence has a crisscross design and comes in many different styles. Some are made of steel and have diamond shapes, some are made from diamond shaped rails and have round openings, there are also those that have vertical bars or diamond openings. Whatever you choose, this style is sure to please!


Wire fences are commonly used to keep children and pets safely inside their boundaries while keeping animals out. These fences come in many shapes and styles as well. The most common wire fence is the horizontal stay or chain link fence. This style of fence consists of a series of short (up to 6′) metal posts that hold up horizontal wires or bars at various heights. In addition, there are other styles of wire fencing that use diamond, rectangular, and round shapes.


Also known as mesh fencing or plastic mesh fencing, this type of fencing is a great choice for your garden or patio because it’s lightweight and easy to maintain. The most common material that is used in this type of fencing is polyethylene that comes in clear, black, white and tan. The mesh cables or bars make it easy for you to see through them versus a solid fence.


Another well-known fencing material is cedar that has a natural beauty and durability that can be exposed to the elements for many years. The panels are commonly 4′ x 4′ or 6′ x 6′. There are also other sizes available as well. This fencing product is made from cedar posts with pickets at the top. Cedar posts are either 2x4x8 or 3x4x6 inches depending on your region. Cedar fence panels are installed in commercial and residential places, hire the best fencing installation agency and then choose the best.


This type of fencing is made from the western red cedar. The posts are split cedar slabs and the pickets are split cedar sticks. It has a natural brown, red or tan color that is very durable and does not rot or fade away when exposed to the elements for many years. This product comes in many different styles as well, such as horizontal or vertical, picket and board-on-board fence panels that all have a natural look.