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How to Choose a Low Maintenance Fence that fits Your Home and Your Lifestyle

Whether you’re looking for a simple fence to keep your pets in the yard or an aesthetically pleasing addition to your property, there are many factors to consider when picking out the perfect low maintenance fence. A fence can be a great way to add value and security to your home, so picking the right low maintenance option is important for your property value and safety.

Rate yourself 0-10 for the following questions to learn more about which low-maintenance fence materials may be right for you. (A) shows an aluminum fence quality, and (V) shows a vinyl fence quality.

  1. I value the security of my property above all else. (A)
  2. I want my yard to look classic and timeless. (V)
  3. I live in an area where I need to have a secure fence. (A) 
  4. I want more privacy with my fencing. (V)
  5. I like sleek, modern design. (A)
  6. I like the “white picket fence” look. (V)
  7. I experience extreme weather events such as hail, strong winds, extreme thunderstorms, or tornados where I live with some regularity. (A)
  8. The terrain of my yard is mostly flat and grassy. (V)
  9. I enjoy the look of classic, wrought-iron fences of the past. (A)
  10. I don’t like cold, harsh looking designs. (V)
  11. My house is more modern and contemporary. (A)
  12. My house is more classic suburban. (V)
  13. My house is more gothic and urban. (A)
  14. My house is more quaint countryside. (V)
  15. I have a large or rowdy animal. (A)
  16. I have an escape artist animal that may sneak through the pickets. (V)
  17. I have kids who are rowdy or into sports. (A)
  18. My HOA or community organization restricts against aluminum fencing. (V) (Yes or No)
  19. My HOA or community organization restricts against vinyl fencing. (A) (Yes or No)
  20. I like the look of equestrian fencing. (V)
  21. I want to have good visibility through my fence. (A)

Tally your scores for your even and odd questions separately.

If you answered Yes to 18, skip straight to Option 1.

If you answered Yes to 19, skip straight to Option 3.

If you got higher scores on even questions (140 or more) and lower on odd questions (70 or less) go to Option 1.

If you got lower scores on even questions (70 or less) and higher on odd questions (140 or more) go to Option 2.

If you got anything else, head to Option 3.

Option 1: Vinyl Fencing

If you got higher scores on even questions (140 or more) and lower on odd questions (70 or less), you should consider vinyl fencing for your home. Its classic design mimics wood fencing without the upkeep or rot issues.

You probably got this because:

You prefer a classic over a contemporary design.

You like equestrian or country style design.

Sturdy, well-made PVC vinyl fence suits your security needs.

You live in a neighborhood or area that fits the aesthetic of vinyl fence best.

You don’t have rowdy kids or strong animals that may cause damage to the fence.

You don’t live in an area where extreme weather such as hail, strong winds, extreme thunderstorms, or tornadoes is a regular concern.

You want a privacy fence with minimal visibility.

You want a low maintenance option that you won’t need to worry about replacing or refinishing regularly.

You want the highest-quality at the best value.

Vinyl fencing is great because it evokes all the same timeless feelings of a white-picket fence and classic Americana. It fits in well in suburban and rural homes, or anywhere you want a timeless, polished look. Or, make your yard your own oasis, not your neighbor’s, with privacy fencing options from Nobility.

Does this sound like you? To make sure this is the right option for you, contact your local contractor in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern and Central Ohio, and Southeastern New York State through the Nobility Fence website at nobilityfence.com/contact.

Option 2: Aluminum Fence

If you got lower scores on even questions (70 or less) and higher on odd questions (140 or more) you should look into your aluminum fencing. This isn’t your average chain link fencing. Aluminum fencing has come a long way to be able to look sleek and modern or mimic the wrought iron fencing of the past. It also performs superiorly to vinyl in security.

You probably got this because:

You prefer a contemporary or sleek design.

You want to mimic wrought iron fencing.

You prioritize safety and security for your fencing.

Extreme weather events are of some concern.

You have kids or strong animals that may cause damage to the fence.

You want to have good visibility through the fence.

You want a low maintenance option that you will not need to worry about replacing or refinishing regularly.

You want the highest quality at the best value.

Our Nobility Aluminum fencing is our sturdiest low-maintenance fence option. If extreme weather or any other strong impacts from animals or kids are a concern, aluminum is the right choice. Choose the flat top design if safety is a concern for kids or animals. Or opt for traditional spearpoint finishes to evoke the look of wrought iron fencing.

Does this sound like you? To make sure this is the right option for you, contact your local contractor in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern and Central Ohio, and Southeastern New York State through the Nobility Fence website at nobilityfence.com/contact.

Option 3: On the Fence (Literally)

If you got any combination of inconclusive numbers, you may have some prioritization to do. Do you prefer a more classic, Americana style, but need high-impact security? Do you like sleek, modern style but also want maximum privacy?

If you’re struggling to make a decision, our contractor team can help you figure out what low-maintenance fencing option fits your priorities and yard the best. Contact your local contractor in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern and Central Ohio, and Southeastern New York State through the Nobility Fence website at nobilityfence.com/contact.

No matter your style, yard, environment, or household Nobility has a fencing option for you with top-tier contractors that make installation a breeze. Whether you landed on vinyl or aluminum fencing – or if you have considerations to make – the fencing experts at nobility are here to help you make the investment in a fence to last a lifetime. 

Ask a Pro About Low-Maintenance Fences 

Want more information on low-maintenance vinyl and aluminum fence styles and pricing? Download a catalog today, or get in touch with one of our friendly pros. We’re happy to answer your questions.  

This article is for informational purposes only and is not a complete guide to fence maintenance. Please check your local building codes and talk to a pro about the conditions of your specific property. 

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