Are wood or metal posts best for installing a privacy fence?

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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Mar 14, 2018
    Metal or aluminum if you can afford it. Depends on what you like. We have vinyl and I love it. You can get the vinyl that looks like weathered wood, it just won't bow or come apart or sag. Wood looks great the first year, but to me it's a lot of maintenance.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 14, 2018
    what is the privacy fence made of?
  • Barb Adams Barb Adams on Mar 14, 2018
    Metal posts will last longer but wood is easier for me to work with.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Mar 14, 2018
    We like the steel ones the best for permanent use. Also, we ordered post SLEEVES to go on over the T posts. They make it more decorative. They are inexpensive and come in several choice colors.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 15, 2018
    then to keep it uniform use wood posts
  • AuntQueenie AuntQueenie on May 05, 2021

    I would do metal. in fact I have used metal. Mainly because metal is stronger and if you place them deep enough ( as I hope you would) the metal post wont get the damage like wood posts often do over time.

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