Building a fence can do a lot of things for a house. It adds to the look of a home, it keeps the members of the home safe and unnerves burglars. With that said, it’s essential to realize that for a fence to do its job efficiently, it has to be good quality. A cheap fence made out of low-quality panels may save you some bucks initially, but later on, it’s going to add to your expense list.
When choosing a material to build a fence, you have to factor in a few things
- Your house needs
- How much do you want to spend on a fence
- Do you want functionality and look together?
- Are you willing to compromise on the look?
But homeowners typically go for a picket fence that accents their yard and is easy on the pocket. And that is a recipe for disaster. A cheap fence that is easy on the eyes may work well in the beginning, but after some time, it will lose its oh-so-attractive appearance and be nothing more but trouble for you. When the newness wears out, you’ll come across issues like termites or mold in your fence boards.
Here’s why building a cheap fence is a bad idea
Cheap Material equals Compromised Security
A fence built with cheap boards can lose its structural integrity over time, and soon it loses its footing. Once a fence panel gets loose from its roots in the ground, it compromises your safety. A burglar of any size can knock over a loose fence that’s made of low-quality material.
Termites can take over Cheap Wood Panels
Wooden is vulnerable to termite infestation. Even the most high-quality wooden panels can become the breeding ground for termites. If you install cheap quality wooden fences around your house, you are inviting termites yourself to eat up your fence. Cheap wood is more at risk of getting infected by termites, and nobody wants that for their fence.
Low-Quality Iron Fence equals Easy Rusting
Cheap iron can get rusted pretty quickly. Low-quality metal may seem promising as a secure and robust fence panel, but as soon as it comes in contact with moisture, you’ll be looking at crimson patches all over your fences. To prevent an iron fence from rusting, you need to continually look after it and make sure it stays dry, which is nothing but a nuisance. To save yourself from unnecessary hassle, get good quality fences.
Cheap Fences may not Work Well with Solid Hinges
To secure any fence, you need to install strong hinges to stay safe from an unexpected break-in. Having cheap fences may make it difficult for your handyman to put up solid hinges. To establish solid hinges on your fence gates, you must have a good quality board so that it can sustain the solid hinges. A solid hinge requires a sold fence panel.
A cheap fence may sound too enticing to ignore, but if you want to save money in the long run, then you should go for good quality fences even if they are expensive.
A top-quality fence equals safety and durability!