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Alabama Fence Types: How to Choose Your Best Fence

Property owners across the Alabama and Florida regions we serve are always asking the question, “Which type of fence is best for me?” It’s a great place to start when looking for a residential fence and even those looking for commercial fencing in the area. There are a few key considerations we will explore here to help you filter through the options to answer your questions.


What Qualifies as the “Best Fence” for AL and FL?

Interestingly, the “best” fence for the Alabama Gulf Coast and Florida Panhandle regions depends on what you mean by “best”. For some people, “best” simply means the strongest fence. To others, the “best” fence is the one that lasts the longest. Even to others, the most economical residential fence will be the one that requires the least amount of maintenance. Naturally, whatever your priorities will determine your best options to pick from. 


Usually, price plays a part when choosing the “best” fence, too. If the fence you’re considering is more expensive, but is only marginally stronger or lasts only a little longer than its less expensive counterpart, it’s up to you to determine which is worth it for you and your property. It’s all about your goals! 


Only you can decide what you need most! Take the time to read over all of the options for residential fences, and make your priority list. As you go, you will see which types fit into your plans best. In the end, you’ll be able to make the most educated decision to install a fence that works perfectly in your Alabama or Florida property.


Types of Fencing That Are Best for Alabama and Florida Properties

Each type of fencing material has its own set of pros and cons. The key to choosing the best Mobile, Alabama residential fence or Tallahassee, Florida home or business is to thoroughly understand the differences between each type of fence. Let’s review them here!


Wood Fence Choices

Wood fencing is a lovely way to add a natural look and a strong boundary to your space. They are one of the best types of fences to customize as they are the most versatile in style, size, design, and color. Some of the styles of wood fencing are traditional picket, split rail, board on board, stockade, and shadowbox. Each style comes with its own unique look and features. Easily painted or stained to match your property look, wood fences need refreshing every couple of years to keep from cracking and looking run down. Explore wood fences to learn about all of the options and choices you can find at B&T Fencing.

Chain Link Fence Options

Chain link fence provides low maintenance, long-lasting fencing that will protect your yard and pets. If practicality and affordability is your main goal, chain link fences are the perfect fit! Chain link fences are a common installation in the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast region residential and commercial properties alike and can come in taller, higher grade versions. They also come in several different colors with coated PVC options as well as different mesh sizes. Check out our favorite chain link fences on our website. 

Our Vinyl Fence Varieties

Enhance the style of your Alabama or Florida home or business with vinyl fencing. Certain styles of vinyl fencing can even provide the look of wood, without worrying about wood rot and routine repairs that wood fences need. It is a durable style of fence, engineered to last without fading or warping, and can also be easily cleaned with household cleaners or sprayed with a hose. Our vinyl fences also come with a great manufacturer’s warranty for residential and commercial properties. You can find out more here all about our vinyl fences.

Styles of Ornamental Fences for Alabama and Florida

Aluminum fencing is perfect for a great stylized look, strong security, and low maintenance. Many area homeowners prefer to use aluminum fencing around their pool areas and other Florida and Mobile, Alabama residential fence applications. 


Steel fencing is stronger and heavier than aluminum and is even more resistant to extreme weather and damage. It also has that classic appearance and stylish look.


Ornamental fencing is also great for commercial spaces with its stately appearance, aluminum fences create strong, beautiful borders that protect your space. Click the link to direct you to all you need to know about our ornamental fences.

All About Composite Fences

One of the most durable fencing materials, composite is long-lasting and strong. Additionally, composite is resistant to fading, and moisture and mold resistant. For these reasons, composite is ideal for our Alabama and Gulf Coast climate. Not only is composite popular for homeowners, but it is also a frequent choice for gated communities and businesses. In short, composite is an ideal choice for backyards, perimeter fences, commercial applications, and more. It is available in different colors and styles so you can choose the perfect look for your property. Take a look at our composite fence page on our website for more information about this innovative fencing solution.


As you can see the fencing material you choose can vary greatly and each one offers unique benefits. Which one is best for you? If you are not sure, our fence experts are happy to help you make the perfect choice!


We’re Your Reliable Fence Company in Mobile, Alabama, Baldwin County, and Tallahassee!

For all your fencing needs in and around the Mobile, Alabama area, talk to our fence professionals who are happy to help you with any questions or projects you may have. If you’re in the Baldwin County, Alabama area you can call us at (251) 322-2075.  If you’re near our Tallahassee, FL location, you can reach us at (850) 942-1003. You can also Contact Us online for either location for fast, friendly service!



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