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Mix & Match Fence Tips from a Fencing Contractor in Tampa, Florida

Mixing and Matching Fences Like a Pro

Combining different types of fences offers a range of benefits when compared to a single-material fence. Not only will your space get a unique look, but you’ll also get the dynamic advantages that come with combining materials. 

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers from our fence pros about mixing and matching fence types so that you get the most out of your new Tampa Bay, Florida fence! 

Can I Mix and Match Fence Types at Your Tampa, Florida Fence Company?

You can mix and match fence types to your heart’s content with an experienced fencing contractor in Tampa, Florida like Elite Fence and Outdoor. We know that planning and choosing your ideal fence is one of the most exciting parts of the fence planning process, and we don’t want you to settle for just any fence. 

We offer a variety of fence types, each with its own purposes and benefits. If you’re interested in an aesthetically pleasing fence or decorative fence to go around your front yard, then an aluminum fence may be one of the best choices for you! However, if you want to add additional privacy around the back of your home or business, a low-maintenance vinyl fence is a fantastic option. Our fence professionals can help you combine these two fence types to create the perfect perimeter fence for your home. 

If you’re not quite sure what type of fence you might enjoy the most, we have a large collection of our completed fence projects posted in our photo gallery for you to peruse. 

How Can I Combine Fence Materials and Heights?

Seamlessly transitioning between fence materials and heights is a very important part of successfully mixing and matching fences. We often work with customers who are interested in shorter fences around the front of their property with taller fences around the back of their yard. 

Visually, height or material transitions can be jarring. Fortunately, there are ways to make the transitions more seamless. You can block transitions from your line of sight by adding trees, shrubs, or bushes that cover the area. As time goes on and the trees or shrubs continue to grow, the transition will be further blocked from sight, and the landscaping will help blend your fence into the natural landscape. 

We also advise that customers place transition points in corners, which ensures that long stretches of your fence are made of the same material. Changing fence materials and heights in the corners of your fence is less distracting than changing in the middle of a long section of fence and can be more easily covered by an outdoor feature or landscaping. 

How Can I Add a Gate Into My Mix and Match Fence?

Our team of fencing contractors in Tampa, Florida is fully equipped with the skills and materials necessary to help you add an attractive gate to your mix-and-match fence! Oftentimes, gates themselves are a different material from your fence, which can help tie different fence materials around your property together. 

For example, our Tampa, Florida fence company loves the look of aluminum driveway gates with wood fences. An aluminum gate can help create a seamless transition from a wood perimeter fence to an aluminum fence around another portion of your property or pool! 

We do caution our customers against changing fence types close to a gate. Gates create a focal point in your yard that draws the attention of any passerby. Changing fence types close to the gate can be distracting and take away from the beauty of your fence and gate. To make the design process easier, we offer an instant quote tool to help you design your ideal fence and gate layout with your desired materials and see our estimated prices.

How Can I Create a Visually Appealing Mix and Match Fence With Your Fencing Contractors in Tampa, Florida?

While we love mix-and-match fences, we know that the number of choices can be overwhelming. That’s why we recommend that you stick with mixing and matching two types of fences on your commercial or residential property. 

Our team also recommends that you place the varying fence types in locations that are best suited for their purpose. For example, you may love a mixed fence with a beautiful wood fence surrounding the front and sides of your property and a few sections of chain link fencing bordering the back of your property or sectioning off an area for a shed or garbage can.

Let Us Do the Work and Let You Enjoy your Fence!

A good fence is fundamental for every Tampa Bay home, whether for security, privacy, or a combination of both. Mixing fence types will provide great flexibility in terms of both function and design, allowing you to customize your yard while adhering to your budget. With the freedom to choose from various designs, materials, heights, colors, and gate options, you can truly personalize the look and feel of your fence with our fencing contractors in Tampa, Florida. 

Create the Fence of Your Dreams With Our Tampa, Florida Fence Company

Our team of fence professionals is the leading expert in mixing fence types in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. When you work with us on your next fence project, you can rest assured knowing that you’re in good hands! Reach out today by phone at (813) 817-0392 or use our free instant pricing tool so we can help you get started on your fence project.

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Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A securely installed metal fence serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

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Our metal fences come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

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Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

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Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

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Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

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Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

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Hidden Posts

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Nice Finishing Caps

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