Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

Tips For Selecting Durable Fencing Material

by Norman Beck

As a homeowner, you may not want any regular fencing material installed around your yard. If you're looking for a durable material, you'll have several options to pick from. Here are four materials that can be a great choice for your yard.

Brazilian Cherry

Are you leaning towards wood fencing due to its look, but not sure if it is the right choice in terms of durability? If so, consider going with a tropical wood that will hold up under tough conditions. A trouble wood is typically found in climates where rainforests are found, and naturally resist insects and decay.

One wood, in particular, to pay attention to is Brazilian cherry. It is one of the toughest woods and will be sure to last a long time when used for fencing material.

Composite Lumber

If the cost of Brazilian cherry is too expensive for you, consider a composite lumber material instead. This material is created in a way that resembles the look of real wood but uses plastic and wood fiber that has been bonded together. This provides many of the aesthetic benefits of real wood but will last much longer than the real deal. Composite lumber is known to last longer than woods that have been treated, such as cedar or pine.

Keep in mind that you get what you pay for. Cheap composite lumber will break down prematurely, so look for a quality product when shopping around.


Many homeowners love vinyl because it has a low cost with very little maintenance required over the years. The material is simple to install, making the material both affordable and practical for a home. Consider vinyl if you would like a fencing material that lasts, yet doesn't require sanding, staining, painting, or any substantial work to maintain the material's quality. Unfortunately, this material does not hold up well from impact damage


If you like the idea of vinyl but are worried about the material taking too much abuse, know that aluminum may be exactly what you are looking for. The material has a very long lifespan, yet doesn't cost significantly more than competing materials. Aluminum also requires very little maintenance over the years in a similar way to vinyl and is an environmentally friendly material since it can be made from recycled metal.

For more information on aluminum fencing or other fencing materials, speak with a local fencing contractor in your area.


About Me

Keeping Kitty Contained in a Fenced in Yard

I have loved cats ever since I was a child. My parents let our cat roam around the yard without a fence when I was a child, but when I adopted my first cat as an adult, I was much too afraid that she would run off to let her outside. After keeping her as an "indoor cat" for a few years, I decided to look into backyard fencing options that she might not be able to climb or jump over. I put a lot of research into those options, so I decided to start sharing what I learned on a blog to help other cat owners and anyone else who is looking for a fence for a specific need. I have been very lucky and my cat hasn't jumped over my fence at all and she now loves her fenced in back yard!