Fencing Part Two: Choosing Materials

Choosing fencing material is usually a balancing act across function, appearance, maintenance requirements, and affordability. Depending on style preferences, some homeowners mix materials, pairing metal, stone, or brick posts with wood panels, for example. Below are some considerations for common fencing materials. Wood: Wood is biodegradable (if untreated) and relatively inexpensive but, depending on the […]

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  |  April 20, 2022

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  |  April 05, 2022

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  |  February 15, 2022

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  |  February 14, 2022

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