When selecting the type of fence you want to install, you must first decide if the fence is being installed for privacy or just for decoration and/or keeping your pets in the yard. If the fence is for privacy, you will likely want to select a solid fence that is tall and opaque such as a classic picket fence. If it is for decoration or keeping things in or out, then you can select a fence that is see-through and perhaps shorter (although this will depend on what you need to keep in or out), such as a chain link or wrought iron fence.

After you determine the basic purpose of the fence, you should then select a fence that is best suited for your area and that fits in with the style. You should also keep any ordinances, HOA rules, or deed restrictions in mind.

If you are building a fence in Tampa, you have multiple options to choose from including your choice of Tampa fence companies. These five styles, presented in no particular order, are the best ones for the area:

1 Chain Link Fence

The most common type of fence is a chain link fence. While it may not be as aesthetically appeasing as some other fence types, they are relatively cheap and easy to install and are good for keeping people and animals off of your property and for keeping pets in. However, they are see-through and therefore offer little in the way of privacy. These fences come in many heights and varieties.

2 Wrought Iron Fence

A wrought iron fence is a good way to improve the look of your property by giving it a refined and elegant, yet also classic and traditional, appearance. They are good for decoration and for pets or security, but since they are see-through, they do not offer a great deal of privacy. Aluminum is a good alternative material to wrought iron.

3 Uneven Wooden Boards

You can create a unique and rustic look by creating a fence by  staggering wooden boards. This can also provide a lot of privacy and security depending on the exact way you construct the fence.

4 Wood Picket Fence

When in doubt, you cannot go wrong with the classic wood picket fence! These fences help give your home a traditional feel and offer a large degree of privacy and security. They can also be easily painted if you decide to paint your house or install siding. Picket fences are also easy to repair and maintain. Even though the classic American picket fence is white, they look good in many colors.

5 Vinyl Fence

A vinyl fence is a more modern version of a wooden fence. They are easier to maintain than wooden fences and can offer a more modern look than the classic picket fence. They offer substantially the same benefits as picket fences.

While these may be the best fence styles for Tampa, they are by no means the only options. Before you build a fence, you should consider its function, figure out any restrictions, and then consider all of your options.