Modular fencing comes in a variety of styles, colors and patterns. Vinyl is by far the most popular material for modular fences but you can find modular fences made of composite wood and other materials, as well. This type of fencing is easy for the do-it-yourselfer to install, although with most types of modular fence you do need some special fencing tools and equipment, such as post-hole diggers.
Movable Modular Fence
Movable modular fencing is a good way to set a temporary boundary for an activity. One use of movable modular fencing is to set off a garden seating area in your yard. A business-oriented use would be to set it up to provide additional outdoor sidewalk seating for a coffee shop or restaurant.
Choose either white or hunter green lattice vinyl for your movable modular fence. Typically you need a number of 20- by 30-inch panels joined by upright posts. Because the posts are set on top of the ground, you can configure the movable modular fence in a number of patterns depending on your needs. Gates are available, but typically not necessary with this type of fence. If you need an opening, you just leave a gap between fence posts.
Decorative Modular Fence
Choose decorative modular fence to set off the edge of your property and to use as accent points in your landscape garden. While there are many styles of decorative modular fence available, picket fences and post and rail fences remain popular in this category.
Because most decorative modular fence material is vinyl, it's important that you choose the heaviest vinyl you can afford, not only for the fence posts but for the panels as well. Lighter-weight grades of vinyl can sag over time and don't withstand any kind of pressure.
You can find decorative modular fence in a variety of colors. White is usually available with all styles. Decorative modular fence is available in three-, four- and five-foot heights.
To set up a decorative modular fence, you need to set the fence posts in cement in a straight line. The fence sections are set in place. Gates finish the fence. Because of the modular nature of the product, you can create a decorative modular fence to surround whatever area of your home you wish.
Solid Modular Fence
To add privacy to your property or to help soundproof your outside area, choose a solid modular fence. This style of fencing takes the decorative aspect one step further. Instead of the open design of picket or post and rail fences, privacy modular fence has solid panels between the posts. This fence is usually at least six feet tall in order to give an extra sense of privacy to your property. Some privacy fences allow you to add decorative panels to the top of the solid privacy panels.
Vinyl is the most common type of privacy modular fence but you can find varieties of composite wood as well as real wood designed as solid modular fencing. White is a popular color, but with this type of fencing you are more likely to find wood look-alikes to choose as color options.
Set up privacy fencing in the same manner that you set decorative fencing. With the posts set in cement, you connect the modular panels to them. By setting panels close to the ground you can also use this type of fencing to keep your pets in your yard.