There are many options for front yard fences that range in style, aesthetic quality, materials used, and the amount of privacy and protection that the fences offer. Some of the simplest and most basic fences are made out of metal or wood and are as tall, on average, as the abdominal region of most adults. Chain link fences are some of the most basic and common front yard fences made from metal. The iconic white picket fence is one of the most common kinds of wooden front yard fences. These kinds of fences, like most, can be built with or without a gate.
There are a number of other ways that metal and wood can be used to make front yard fences. Iron gates can be used to make beautiful fences and gates. Various kinds of wood can be used to make front yard fences. While the traditional white picket fence has a very neat, manicured look, some people prefer a more roughly-hewn aesthetic. In this case, rail road ties can be used to make front yard fences.
Other materials that are sometimes used to make front yard fences include brick and concrete. Just as with metal and wood, there are various ways in which brick and concrete can be used. When these sorts of materials are used to make front yard fences, they often include gates that are made out of either wood or metal. Fences made from concrete and brick are usually more expensive than fences made from metal and wood. They also usually take more time and effort to install, which are factors that influence their costs.
Another material that can be used to make front yard fences is stone. These are usually referred to as stone walls instead of stone fences, but they serve the same purpose as fences. Just as with concrete and brick fences, stone fences are usually much more expensive than fences made out of wood or metal. That being said, front yard walls and fences made out of brick, concrete, and stone can last much longer than fences made out of metal and wood. Some iron fences, especially those that are very well constructed, can last as long as these kinds of fences.
High fences can offer a great deal of privacy. Low fences, however, can be used if one does not want to interrupt a view. Fences with pointed tops or even tops covered in glass shards can be used as a security measure.