For those who want security looking for the right style is of utmost importance. Getting it at the right height means that no one will be able to climb over very easily which is how most house robbers get in. However, having it too high also means that the homeowner cannot look out either and will give the effect of being in a cage.
Of course the material is of great importance too. Having ultra modern PVC may look a little out of place on a very old house whereas having wooden traditional styles will look odd with an ultra modern designed home.
Most people like the idea of having white picket railings around the garden. The style of this takes us back to the old days when life seemed to be much simpler. This style is loved by people of all ages and is still probably the most popular of all the styles available.
These days, modern PVC railings have come into their own because of several factors. They are extremely hard wearing, they do not require painting, and they can put up with the vagaries of the weather whether it is hot or cold outside.
Another decision to be made is the style of the railing. Should it be square looking with caps on all the support posts or will a scalloped edge look great in the garden? There are even staggered and squared scallops so the variety is practically endless.
Some people will love the look of natural wood like the red cedars, and yet others will always want to paint the railings to match the house. Whichever style is chosen, it is advisable to get the wood protected whether it is with varnish or hard wearing paint. Regular maintenance to stop infestation is also advisable and to keep the railings looking good.
Naturally, getting this railing erected in the garden is well within the range of do it yourself enthusiasts. That is, if they have the time. If a complicated design is chosen, it very often proves to be too difficult and they end up calling in the professionals to finish the job. By getting them in to do the complete job, the homeowner is assured of having the job done right and fast and they clean up after themselves too.
It may be a good idea then to leave it all to the experts to get the job finished to perfection. They often guarantee the work for a length of time too which must be well worth the extra expense. If anything goes wrong with it, just call them back to redo what went wrong in the first place.
High-quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fencing is an attractive option to both home and business owners for many reasons:
Strength - PVC is five times stronger and four times more flexible than wood, so it won't easily bend or crack. This means it can more readily handle the impacts of falling or flying debris due to, for example, severe weather or the wayward lawnmower.
Durability - Because it doesn't absorb moisture, it won't scratch, stain, warp, decay, chip, rust, corrode or blister. UV protection makes it fade-resistant. Life expectancy ranges from 25 to 50 years - up to seven times longer than that of a wood fence.
Safety - PVC won't splinter or conduct electricity, and has no nails or sharp edges, making it an excellent choice around children and pets.
Flame-retardant - PVC does not easily combust, making it ideal for drought-prone climates and locations. If ignited, the by-products of combustion are reported to be no more toxic than other natural materials.
Customizable - There is a wide range of styles, colors and heights from which to choose.