4 Types of Fencing Materials for Dog Owners

A dog fence protects your pet but can also add value to your home. The staff at Unique Flooring in Carlsbad have put together a list of the most popular options for fencing materials that dog owners should consider.

  1. Wood
    A fence made from wood is the classic choice. You can choose to simply stain the wood, or you can paint it. Wood requires more upkeep than other fencing materials, but it’s also more versatile. Options include split rail and picket fences, but wood can also be cut and fenced to match your existing landscaping. Many homeowners go the DIY route when it comes to wood. An additional benefit of wood dog fences is that they also act as privacy fences. However, they’re more susceptible to wind, rain, and sunshine.
  2. Vinyl
    You might have switched to vinyl siding for your home because of its low maintenance. The same proves true for dog fences. Vinyl is more durable than traditional wood and requires less maintenance. Modern vinyl fencing can even mimic painted wood, so you’ll never know the difference.
  3. Chain Link
    Not everyone likes the appearance of a chain link fence, but you can’t argue this type of dog fence is secure and durable. Chain link fences cover a wider area while being more repellent to wind. If you need to cover more height because of a dog that jumps, chain link fences offer an easy solution. You can also bury a chain link fence below the ground if your dog likes to dig and you’re worried about it escaping.
  4. Aluminum
    Don’t forget to consider an aluminum fence, which has an elegant appearance. The aluminum rails allow your pup to view the outside world without escape. However, the space under the fence and between the rails might allow smaller dogs through.

If you own a dog, it’s important to take your flooring into consideration as well. At Unique Flooring, we offer a wide array of flooring materials, including hardwood, tile, laminate, and vinyl planks flooring. Carlsbad residents should stop by our showroom, located in Oceanside, or give us a call at 760-945-0010 to receive a complimentary quote.