Fencing & Trellises

Improve your yard with graceful, durable fencing

Nantucket Fence & Trellis

Do you want to add a new fence or upgrade an existing fence? Fences come in huge variety of types and materials. You can purchase ready made fencing from the local home improvement store, or design and build your own custom fence from all kinds of materials.

Other attractive projects include arbors and trellises with or without gates. Pergolas and lath houses provide structure for climbers as well as partially shaded areas for plants and a beautiful garden focal point. And where a focal point is desired, a gazebo offers up a wonderful outdoor space for a quiet hour alone with a book or a pleasant space for entertaining.

The following table shows some of the more popular exterior project materials and applications.

Material Use for Advantages Disadvantages
Wood fences, sheds, gazebos, greenhouses, trellises, arbors, pergolas
  • can be used for just about any exterior project
  • wide range of design possibilities including open and maximum privacy fence styles
  • natural wood weathers to grey
  • painted fences and trellises require maintanence
  • subject to rot unless maintained
Bamboo fences, trellises, arbors, pergolas
  • versatile
  • environmentally sustainable
  • beautiful, especially in Asian-style gardens
  • relatively inexpensive
  • can be hard to work with
Vinyl, Plastic, PVC ready-made or custom fences; greenhouse frames
  • wide range of design possibilities including open and maximum privacy styles
  • very low maintenence
  • doesn´t rot, corrode, rust, or peel
  • tolerates salt air and bad weather
  • white vinyl only
  • not evironmentally friendly
Metal (wrought iron and aluminum) fences and gates, trellises, arbors
  • formal
  • secure
  • long lasting
  • relatively low maintenance
  • fairly expensive
  • not much privacy
Chainlink fences and gates
  • functional
  • practical
  • durable
  • easy to camouflage with landscaping
  • easy to maintain
  • not particularly attractive
Stone, brick, and block fences and gates, outbuildings, support posts
  • distinctive appearance
  • fireproof
  • long lifespan
  • expensive


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