Top LA Fencing Contractor, Creative Outdoors, Shares Tips for Choosing the Right Fencing Material in 2012

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Creative Outdoors, with a combined 65 years of experience, shares their knowledge to help homeowners create the perfect outdoor living space.

Most people have heard the old adage, “good fences make good neighbors.” While it’s true that fences can help neighbors get along, they also add value and visual interest to a home.

Homeowners are placing a higher value on exterior spaces these days and realize that fences – just like decks, patios, and gazebos - can help create the perfect outdoor living space. “A family may not be able to afford to go on vacation during these economic times, but they can certainly enjoy their backyard more,” says Mario Hinojosa, owner of Creative Outdoors. “A durable, low-maintenance fence that offers privacy and/or security is a key component for creating an outdoor oasis.”

Since a fence is one of the most enduring, characteristic aspects of any home, it’s important to choose the right fencing materials. Here are a few tips regarding the many different options available:

Redwood, Cedar and Exotic Hardwood Fences

For those who prefer traditional materials, cedar is a popular choice. Although cedar does require some maintenance, its rich tone is undeniably beautiful. This type of wood has natural deterrents to insect infestation, is resilient in the worst of climates, and easy to stain and seal. Redwood fencing is generally more expensive than cedar, but contains a higher level of natural oils that helps protect a fence over time and reduces maintenance requirements. Those who want a fence that stands out from the rest may choose one of the more expensive exotic hardwoods.

Vinyl Fences

In the last few years, there’s been a surge of interest in vinyl fencing. Why? Homeowners love the fact that they do not have to paint, stain or seal a vinyl fence – ever. Unlike wood, vinyl will not warp, rot, split, corrode, and is easy to clean. Vinyl is a great option for fencing a pool area since the material can withstand exposure to pool water and chemicals. These are all great bonuses for homeowners who have less time for maintenance. Although originally known for its bright white appearance, today’s vinyl fencing is available in a number of exterior colors. Vinyl fences can also be made from a hybrid type of composite material to look like wood.

Creative Outdoors, with a combined 65 years of experience in carpentry, has extensive experience with redwoods, cedars, and exotic hardwoods and can provide advice for maintenance and preservation for those who still prefer traditional materials. On the other hand, this company stays up-to-date on new technologies and techniques and encourages consumers to call and ask about the advantages of vinyl and composite fencing and the constantly evolving availability of new colors and styles.

Creative Outdoors builds beautiful functional spaces designed to embrace outdoor living and helps create the perfect place for entertaining, relaxation, and solitude. They specialize in outdoor construction that includes fencing, decks, patio covers, and gates as well as hardscapes such as concrete, masonry, and outdoor kitchens. With two generations of experience in construction, this father and son team gives every project the individual attention to detail and quality craftsmanship it deserves while offering fair, competitive prices. In fact, Creative Outdoors has grown so quickly from word-of-mouth referrals that they’re making plans for future expansion. To learn more about this impressive company, please visit their website at

About Creative Outdoors

Creative Outdoors is a family owned and operated business with a combined 65 years of experience. They specialize in outdoor construction that includes fencing, decks, patio covers, and gates, helping their clients create beautiful functional outdoor spaces perfect for creating family memories, entertaining, and relaxation. They pride themselves on their quality craftsmanship, customer service, and attention to detail. Creative Outdoors serves Los Angeles County, San Fernando Valley, southern Santa Clarita Valley, and eastern Ventura County.

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