If you’re looking for a new fence in Calgary, there are a few options to choose from, and picking the right one really depends on your needs
When embarking on a new fencing project, you have one major component to decide on: what type of fence to build!
Each person has their own needs and desires when it comes to fencing, and your unique situation can mean it’s difficult to get a solid idea about what to go with in the end.
However, there are some common issues to consider across all of Calgary, and we’re going to highlight a few for you.
As we all know, weather in Alberta can swing from below freezing in winter to the mid 20’s in summer months, and your choice of fence should take the balance of the weather into consideration.
Alongside the weather, your fence’s longevity is another important consideration. Whether the material you choose to use can withstand the at-times harsh climate of Alberta is key.
What do you actually want the fence to do? Privacy, ornamentation, security? Each of these will have a different answer.
Depending on which part of your property you’re looking to fence, you may face restrictions on height and type of fencing allowed if you reside within the limits of the City of Calgary.
When you’ve thought about exactly why you have embarked on your fencing project, you can choose from the most common options, or speak with our team to talk about custom designs!
Pressure Treated Wood Fencing
This type of fence is common in both residential and commercial properties, and provides excellent security, privacy, and protection from the harsh Alberta winds. Pressure treated wood can be cheaper than other options, great for those on a budget, but still provides that essential class and style to your yard.
Chain Link Fences
Depending on which residential zone you fall into, you may be required to build a chain link fence due to architectural controls. But these are also great options for those who require a fast low-cost installation, longevity in their construction, and little to no maintenance required.
Privacy concerns can be tackled with privacy slats in a variety of colors, which also provides more protection from animals. This type of fence is going to be least useful in terms of blocking wind in your yard, but will resist adverse weather well.
Wrought Iron Ornamental Fencing
Another popular option in Calgary is wrought iron fencing. This provides an excellent boost to the beauty of your yard or property, whilst still being practical and providing security; particularly the styles with points on top.
This option may also be best for areas where the opinions of your neighbours need to be taken into account as the aesthetics of these fences can be higher than other material options.
Vinyl is the new kid on the block, compared to the classic wooden fence, but comparable in terms of style, height, and choice vinyl can be a great choice for those who lack the time to maintain a wooden fence. Vinyl can simply be hosed off if they ever get dirty.
Vinyl doesn’t splinter, like wood, which means that those looking for a safe enclosure for back yards with children running around will be hard pressed to choose better than a vinyl fence!
Cedar Wood Fences
A full step up from pressure treated wooden fencing, you have cedar wood fences. The natural oils in the wood protect against insects and are resistant to decay, meaning that the overall longevity is higher than some other woods.
There’s no denying that a cedar wood fence also just looks amazing, and with the minimal shrinking that occurs with this wood, it’ll stay looking impressive for longer.
Choose Project Landscape
If any of these choices interest you, or if you’d like to discuss your options for fencing in the Calgary area further, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote today.
Our team of experienced fence installers and Landscapers and fence installers are ready and able to tackle your questions. We would be delighted to help you.