Is Austin Metal Fencing Better Than Wood?
Comparing The Two Most Popular Styles
One of the great debates in the fencing community is comparing wood and metal fencing materials. As a homeowner in Austin, which should you go with? Does it matter in the grand scheme of things? Does one bring more value than the other?
Beyond the obvious physical and structural differences, are metal fences a better fit for your Austin home than wood? Well, the best way to tell is by comparing the two directly. Ultimately, it’s not finding the truly ‘superior’ style but finding the style that works best for your situation.
In terms of strength and structure, both wood and metal fences can provide sustainable solutions for homeowners. Wooden fences provide a great structure that will last for decades but may be subject to water damage and decomposition over time. They may also begin to warp and shift, requiring regular maintenance to replace decomposing portions and fix fencing disfigurements.
Metal fencing, on the other hand, doesn’t decompose or rot but may rust depending on the type of metal and level of treatment. They can also be more difficult to install than wood fences and require a more experienced and knowledgeable team for metal fence installation. On the positive side, once the fencing is installed, it is not prone to warping or changing, unlike its wooden counterpart.
Aesthetically, metal and wooden fences are very different looks. Metal fences add class and elegance, evoking imagery of old Victorian-style architecture and design. In contrast, wooden fences bring up memories of classic Americana and white-picket fences. This might be one of the biggest reasons to go with either style, depending on the look and feel of your home.
Metal fencing, on average, can also be a more expensive option when compared to wooden fences. Of course, this depends on the style of metal fencing material that you use. Chain link is generally on the lower-price end and even more, economical than wood fencing, while decorative rod iron fencing often is one of the more expensive styles available. It’s all a matter of need and commitment, as iron fences often require less maintenance and care than other styles and are highly durable in Austin weather.
Whatever your reasons or needs, our Roosa Fence and Deck team can help you find the style of fence that works best for you and your family. So connect with us today and see how we can make a difference in your Austin home’s curb appeal today!