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What is the right material for a fence if you live in Katy?

Updated: Jan 28, 2023


One of the questions our Katy fence company gets asked often is the suitable material to use if you want to customize your residential fence. The answer is it depends on where you live, as in specific neighborhoods, the homeowners association has 100% say so in the specifications of your wall. We have had the opportunity to assist many homeowners as they deal with their HOA. Let me share a brief story.

One of the ladies we are currently working with has an aluminum fence with gaps that are about 1.5 inches apart, and, her backyard faces the walking trail where she lives with two large dogs who are sticking their noses through the fence and trying to bite walkers, so she wants to add a wooden fence in front of the decorative wall, so she remains in compliance, and her neighbors stay safe. However, the HOA has been unwilling to bend, so our Katy fence company stepped in and got the HOA board on board with the fence we were installing next week. While it may seem the HOA is strict, and many are a headache, they serve a purpose. Imagine, if this woman wanted our fence company to install a neon green with a pink polka-dotted fence, the neighbors next to her would face a decrease in their property value. Still, many homeowners prefer to live in pockets of our city where there is no HOA, and they can do with their property as they wish. Suppose you live in such an area of Katy. In that case, this will allow our fence company to provide you with many multitudes of fencing options from wood to composite, aluminum, ornamental, chain link or cyclone, and vinyl. The great thing about working with Emerson Home Exterior Enhancements is we offer a wide array of materials, styles, and designs and can not only install a fence to secure your property but will also provide you with the necessary guidance to ensure you choose the right fence for your needs and budget.

3 Factors To Consider When to Choose The Right Fence For Your Home

Resilience: Strength, longevity, and durability are among the most important qualities of any fence. What good is a fence if, after a few years, it's starting to crack, warp, or have damages that cost you money? This is why we recommend finding a material that can handle our climate and insects and be long-lasting. If you want to move from your property, you don’t want to give your house shopper any bargaining power. Cedar fences and other resilient materials have a potential net worth of 50% when reselling your home.

Maintenance: If you want a fence that doesn’t need to be sealed or undergo routine maintenance, then a wooden fence is not likely to be the material you wish. This material must be sealed every 3 to 5 years to deal with our moisture and wood-eating bugs like termites and carpenter ants. However, it is the most preferred fence by Katy homeowners associations and, consequently, the #1 material our Katy fence company installs. Some low-maintenance fences include composite, vinyl, and wrought iron.

Privacy: One of the most significant benefits of having a fence on your property is privacy so that others can’t see your backyard. For this reason, aluminum split rail, cyclone, or chain link are materials that may be a deterrent. Some homeowners with wooden fences opt for a board-on-board design; before choosing a plan for your fence, we recommend speaking with your HOA and a local fence company to see what designs they have available to choose from.

How To Choose A Katy Fence Company To Work With

Choosing a fence contractor can be a chore; often, you don’t know who you can trust to do a good job, have your project completed on time, and offer superior craftsmanship. We understand! Let us give you a few pointers to help determine who to hire to install your fence.

1. Warranty: What type of warranty do they provide? Chances are, if they don’t even stand behind the quality of their work, it may be best to find a fence company that will.

2. Experience: How long have you been in the industry? The more fences that they have installed or repaired, the more likely they are to do a good job but always ask if there are a few of their fences you can see or a few of their customers whom you can talk to or at the bare minimum read their Google online reviews.

3. Craftmanship: Ask about the grade of lumber they use, whether they use screws or nails, and how they build their fence will determine how long you can expect it to last.

4. Affordability: While price shouldn’t be the most significant factor, especially since our industry is unregulated, it does play a part. Compare what you’re receiving and see that it aligns with your budget. While we are not the cheapest Katy fence company, you will find neither are we the most expensive.

5. Material Options: If you are indecisive or unsure of the material to choose, find a contractor who offers different options and can navigate you through the process. If you live in an HOA, find someone who will ensure it meets all the standards and guidelines for your association.

Why We Are Katy's #1 Fence Company

At Emerson’s, we take great pleasure in offering our customers a variety of fencing materials that include generous warranties. Our aluminum, iron, and vinyl come with a limited lifetime warranty. The leading manufacturer crafts the composite fences we install. Trex and have a 25-year warranty, and last, but not least, our cedar and pressure-treated wooden fences have a 3- and 5-year labor warranty which is triple what any other Katy fence company offers. The reason being is we offer the most structurally sound fence in Harris or Fort Bend County. They each come with a 3-brace system; we screw in each picket and do not use nails, then we secure our pressure-treated post with an entire 50-pound bag of mixed concrete. The bottom line is what most fence companies charge extra for comes as a standard feature. Furthermore, If there are any issues with your fence while under warranty, you call us, and we will repair your fence at no additional cost. In addition to installing fences, we also offer fence repairs and replacements, gates, decks, and other outdoor wooden structures.

When you work with Emerson Exterior Home Enhancements, you can rest assured that with over two decades of experience and a five-star Google rating, we will do whatever it takes so that you are 100% satisfied with our work. You can rely on our quality and craftsmanship to stand up to the forever unstable Texas weather; make sure that you give us a call for your free quote at 281-545-7740 or click here to complete our online form, and one of our happy staff members will contact you to answer any of your questions or schedule an onsite inspection. We look forward to serving you.

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