Most homeowners in Northern VA who are thinking of installing a new fence may consider fences to be just one more yearly project of painting, staining, cleaning, and repairing. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are actually low–maintenance fences available for Northern VA homeowners where little to no maintenance is required.
Good neighbor relationships are important to homeowners in Northern VA. You will want to install fences that are easy to maintain if you don’t want to be saddled with yearly upkeep that takes weeks and weeks to do. There go your weekends. If you let a wood fence go for years and years, then the relationship with your neighbors may become strained, especially if they try to keep their Northern VA property picture–perfect.
If you have your heart set on a wood look, check into the vinyl wood–grain fences that are manufactured to mimic the look of wood. Vinyl wood–grain fences have streaks of lighter or darker color markings designed into the material to give it a wood–like look. However, you can go one step above that with textured vinyl fences. Along with the color markings within the vinyl materials, a wood–like texture is applied to the surface of the vinyl, giving it the feel of wood in addition to the look of wood.
There is little to no maintenance with a vinyl fence for your property in Northern VA. Just a little soap and water and a garden hose will restore the beauty of your vinyl fence if it becomes dirty. Most of the time, just a good downpour of rain will keep your vinyl fences looking great.
Other maintenance–free fences include aluminum and steel fencing. There are pros and cons to all fencing.
- Does not rust like steel or iron.
- Provides a decorative look like wrought–iron but at less cost.
- Hard to dent or bend, extremely tough
- Decorative appearance
Although there might be a few times you might have to use touch up paint for scratches on both steel and aluminum, the overall upkeep is fairly simple.
If you have any questions about adding a new fence to your property in Northern VA, please call Hal Co Fence, and they will be glad to answer any questions you might have regarding fencing or other outdoor projects such as decks or screened porches.