Many older seaside properties were built during a time when there weren’t many choices in terms of fencing materials. Homeowners had to make do with what was currently available which resulted in a fence that quickly deteriorated with no motivation to buy a replacement that will inevitably meet the same fate anyway. Today, those living along the coastline now have the luxury of investing in a fence that can withstand the harsh environment for many years. The professionals at American Wholesale Fenceworks will gladly show you which fencing materials are best for your seaside property!
The Woes of Seaside Living (Why You Need a Special Fence)
What happens to regular fences that are built by the coast, exactly? They age much faster when exposed to certain elements, with the main culprits being sand, salt, and water. High winds can cause sand particles to aggressively brush up against your fence which can peel paint or leave behind scratch marks. Salt exposure can instigate the process of corrosion that even unprotected steel can’t handle. And of course, contact with water is a fast track to the rotting and warping of wooden fences. But what can you do about these natural occurrences that you can’t get away from? The answer lies in the type and quality of your fencing material.
Our Most Recommended Choice
For a sturdy fence that’s practically impervious to rust and corrosion, powder-treated aluminum makes for a fence that is pretty much unaffected by the wrath of nature. The special blend that is infused with aluminum was designed to repel moisture and the durability of thick metal is unlikely to budge no matter how hard the wind hits. The elegant aesthetic of ornate aluminum fences also looks wonderful beside any coastal home or business.
A Great Option With Some Maintenance
If you’re not big on metal fences, the next best thing is cedar fencing. This is because the cedar wood species in particular is naturally resistant to moisture so you won’t have to worry about dealing with rot as quickly as you would an untreated wood fence of a lower-quality species. While cedar fencing is great on its own, staining it can prolong its lifespan. If you’re willing to reapply stain every couple of years or so, your cedar fence can last up to a couple of decades. Western Red Cedar and Red Diamond Cedar are among the best choices that you can get for longevity.
The Easy Yet Effective Option
Vinyl fencing is resistant to moisture since it’s made of a special kind of plastic. The absence of organic material means that it’s not prone to rotting at the sight of water, but that doesn’t mean it’s completely impervious to weather conditions. A low-quality and poorly-installed vinyl fence can easily topple over when exposed to high winds, but a good way of getting around that is to invest in a better-quality product and make sure that it’s installed securely.
Build Your Seaside Fence With American Wholesale Fenceworks!
For top-grade fencing materials that can survive and last on a seaside property, call American Wholesale Fenceworks today at (888) 610-1756 to ask about our inventory and to receive a free quote! We have countless styles in all of the materials mentioned above, and we can even make custom pieces for guaranteed satisfaction.