Some types of fencing for yards include wood, vinyl and chain link. Homeowners may also use powder-coated steel or aluminum to give it the appearance of wrought iron. These fencing materials serve different purposes such as privacy, safety and decoration.
Wood panel fencing is a good way to provide privacy for a yard. Vinyl fencing serves a similar purpose to wood panels, but it is cheaper and easier to care for. Chain link fencing is often the most affordable, and homeowners can purchase it in colors other than silver so it blends in more with the landscape. For powdered-coated steel or aluminum fencing, homeowners have the option of choosing different colors and heights that suit the needs of their yards.