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March 13, 2024

Which Fence Is Right For Me?

The right fence can add privacy, utility, and value to your home, garden, and property. There are many different types and styles of fences made of varying materials – which can make the decision a a hard one. Make an informed decision when preparing to fence your yard, as this investment can play quite a significant impact. Boyer Premier Fence is proud to provide our customers with natural wood, vinyl, ornamental iron, and superior metal fencing options for both residential and commercial projects.


Wood fencing is the most popular as well as the most traditional fence option installed at Boyer Premier Fence. Typically known for its natural look, wooden fences are incredibly versatile and customizable. Trending fence styles can be styled in a variety of ways, such as a horizontally, alternating, picket, board on board, lattice, or a combination. Specific styles provide full-coverage privacy (horizontal, alternate-board and board on board designs in particular).  Wood fences also allow for customization as they can be easily painted or stained to reflect your personal style or current season. Although wooden fences require maintenance, if properly cared for, can last for years. Maintenance includes repairs due to rot, bug infestations, broken/cracked boards, and weathering (this is possible if the wood you choose is not pressure treated lumber). Fortunately, repairs can be quite simple as boards are simple to remove and replace.


Growing in popularity due to its variety of colours and styles is vinyl fencing. The vinyl fencing material is quite durable and provides a high level of privacy. Vinyl fencing comes in ready-to-install strips, making installation a little more detailed than most. One of the most significant advantages is the lack of maintenance, as cleaning can be done with a hose. You are able to get the look of a traditional lumber fence, without the required upkeep. Vinyl fences won’t split or crack, and they are not susceptible to weather damage, rotting, or insects. Cost could be considered the most significant aspects of your decision, as the upfront cost can be high, but require little to no further investments in the future. Other potential issues that could arise is their strength in extreme temperature conditions.

Ornamental Iron

Ornamental iron fences are known for its ability to provide security and protection to both homes and commercial sites.  Wrought iron fences are durable and robust, in return having a long life span. Boyer Premier Fence sources weather-resistant iron that is proudly manufactured and processed in Canada. This fencing material is an ideal choice to modernize the look of your property if you are looking for a maintenance-free option. The weight of wrought iron can make installation more challenging to those who are not experienced working with the material, and it is also the most expensive type of fence, but as mentioned, its advantages are worth it.

Chain Link

A chain link fence could be most practical fence if safety and cost-effectiveness are your top priorities. This fencing material requires limited maintenance and has a long life due to being vinyl coated.  It is also insect and weatherproof. The disadvantages of this fence have to do with the appearance and lack of privacy. Chain link fences are quite dull looking, coming in very few colour options. This fencing material also provides no privacy to your property.

No fencing material is perfect, but depending on what your needs are, the perfect one is out there for you! If you’ve made your decision and are looking for a custom fence specialist and builder, let Boyer Premier Fencing & Backyard Solutions help.  We are committed to delivering premium materials and prompt and professional service. From serving Southern Ontario for over 100 years, we have been deemed as an industry leader in backyard furnishings because of our quality and service.

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