The Best Fence Materials For Your Needs

black ornamental fence around the side of house

There are many types of fence materials to choose from, and deciding which is best for you can be challenging. Factors you should consider when making your decision include the climate in your area, how much maintenance you’re willing to do, the function of the fence, your landscaping aesthetic, and your budget. This article will examine the pros and cons of the four most popular fence materials to help you choose the best one for your needs.

Vinyl Fencing

White vinyl fence photo
Vinyl fencing

Vinyl fences are quickly becoming the most popular choice for fencing because they’re durable and require little maintenance. The initial cost is comparable to an aluminum fence and more expensive than other options. However, vinyl fencing is a very cost-effective choice over time.

Besides being durable and lasting for many years with little maintenance, vinyl fences are also:

  • Easy to clean!
  • Low maintenance! No painting or staining is required.
  • Available in various styles and colors (white or almond) to match any home.

In addition, A to Z Quality Fencing manufactures a high-quality line of vinyl fencing through our subsidiary company A to Z Fence Supplies. Our vinyl fence is:

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Easily customizable
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty

Aluminum Fence/Aluminum Ornamental Fencing

fence materials - aluminum
aluminum pool fence with gate

Aluminum fences are a good choice for those who want the look of a wrought iron fence without the high price tag. Popular around swimming pools and main entrances with gates, an aluminum fence is more durable than wood. Pricing is comparable to vinyl. In addition, an aluminum ornamental fence is:

  • Long-lasting! You’ll enjoy it for many years.
  • Low maintenance! No painting or other regular upkeep is required.
  • Stylish! Various styles and colors match any home.

A to Z Quality Fencing manufactures a high-quality line of aluminum fencing through our subsidiary company A to Z Fence Supplies. Our aluminum ornamental fence is:

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Easily customizable with six styles available in five colors
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty

Cedar Fence/Wood Fencing

Fence materials - cedar
Cedar privacy fence with lattice top

Cedar fencing is a great product for almost any fence project because of its high customizability. At A to Z Quality Fencing, we build every section from scratch and offer many options, including:

  • Picket spacing – do you want them close together for privacy or spaced further apart?
  • Top edge finishing – Do you want the top edge of the pickets crafted as dog-eared, country picket (pointed), or scalloped – either concave or convex? Or would you prefer latticework?

Unfortunately, due to current events, the price of wood fencing is increasing, and obtaining materials can be challenging. A high-quality cedar fence:

  • Lasts between 15-20 years
  • May be stained, painted, or left to weather naturally to a grey color
  • Meets subdivision regulations for natural fencing

A to Z Quality Fencing manufactures a high-quality line of cedar fencing through our subsidiary company A to Z Fence Supplies. Our cedar fence is:

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Built onsite
  • Backed by a full seven-year warranty
fence materials - chain link
Black chain link fencing

Chain link fencing is great for keeping children and pets safely in yards. In addition, it is the most economical fencing material making it a favorite choice for families. Unfortunately, some subdivisions do not allow chain-link fences.

Chain link is galvanized or vinyl coated in black, brown, or green. A fifteen-year warranty backs our chain link installations!

What fence material will you pick?

Selecting the best fence materials for your needs is one of the most important decisions when designing and purchasing a fence. We use the highest quality materials at A to Z Quality Fencing and have experience installing many different materials. 

Hopefully, this summary of the four primary fence materials and their pros, cons, and comparative pricing helps you decide what fence is right for you. No matter your needs or budget, we have a fence solution for you!



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Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defects. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but our no-mess, no-dig installation adds a galvanized steel post inside the wooden post for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years.

Stronger Top Rails

The Modern Aluminum Fence top rails are routed into the posts creating an even stronger fence installation! The U channels are screwed to the frame and the entire fence is quickly assembled on-site using our no-mess, no-dig installation.

Modern, Sleek Design

A to Z Quality Fencing’s proprietary Modern Aluminum Fence features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. These fences are long-lasting and bring the best of A to Z’s vinyl (including simulated wood finishes) and aluminum products together, allowing for custom fabrication of modern, industrial, privacy fencing.

Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Versatile Inlay Options

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a Modern Aluminum Fence, you can pair A to Z Quality Fencing’s commercial aluminum fence with the inlay that best fits your style. Our vinyl inlay is available in 9 colors including various simulated wood tones, so you can create the exact look you want.

Durable Frame

Modern Aluminum Fence posts are composed of galvanized steel posts covered by our commercial-grade aluminum with its superior powder coat finish to create a stronger, longer-lasting fence that is more than weather-resistant – it will not rust with exposure to the elements!

Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Strict Standards

All our aluminum fence meets BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators) code. These strict standards ensure your fencing is sturdy, durable, and non-climbable, protecting your property no matter if you are fencing in a business, backyard, or swimming pool!

The BOCA health and safety codes are critical when installing fencing around a swimming pool because they prevent children from getting over, under, or through our aluminum fencing.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

Superior Powder Coating

Our superior powder coating provides a smooth, durable finish, more resistant to chips, scratches, fading, rust, and corrosion than other finishes. This long-lasting, low-maintenance finish results from our application and curing processes that melt the powder particles to create a smooth, continuous, and permanent bond to the aluminum.

In addition, our paint finish meets AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) specifications.

Custom Fabrication

You’re steps away from a one-of-a-kind aluminum fence made just for you! Our high-quality aluminum fencing comes from our sister company A to Z Fence Supplies. We assemble each aluminum fence to meet your unique design requirements, including color, finials, puppy panels, O-rings, and custom top edges.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Unparalleled Durability

The weakest point of any fence is where the post comes out of the ground. Our no-mess, no-dig installation process pounds a galvanized steel post into the soil. Then we slide an aluminum post over the galvanized steel posts. A steel post is stronger at ground level than an aluminum post.

Our high-quality aluminum fence, combined with our no-mess, no-dig installation process, creates a highly durable aluminum fence.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.