Buy Fence Materials Online, Not at the Big Box Stores

Purchase High-Quality Fence Parts Online, Save Money Long-Term on Repairs and Maintenance

When it comes to purchasing vinyl, wood, and chain link fence materials, many homeowners resort to local box stores. At first glance, it’s easy to see why. The prices tend to be on the cheap side, and it’s only a drive away: one can potentially pick up their order and on the same day start building. However, there are some major downsides to buying from box stores—and many considerable advantages to buying from America’s Fence Store. As the top online fence vendor, AFS is your go-to choice for getting materials for construction, repair, and maintenance. Let’s discuss our advantages over local box stores.

Better Quality Fence Materials

As mentioned above, one of the major attractants to box stores’ fence parts is the cheap prices. What few people realize, however, is that a lower price often comes with a price itself. To justify the price tags’ smaller numbers, box stores typically sell materials of lower quality. Flimsier grades of wood, less sturdy metal, etc. So while you save money on the initial purchase, you’ll end up spending considerably more in the long run—on repairs, maintenance, and replacing entire fence panels. (Consider what happens when a powerful windstorm descends upon a barrier made of thin, easily broken wood.)

Here at America’s Fence Store, we don’t settle for subpar. Be it chain link fitting, wood fence posts, or rolls of chain link, everything derives from a massive stockpile collected from noteworthy vendors. Our vinyl fence materials, for example, have been imbued with chemicals that preserve color and act as a sort of sunscreen (in other words, reflecting UV rays off the surface rather than absorbing it). Our chain link comes in two distinct forms—traditional galvanized and black vinyl coated—both of which have been manufactured for rust resistance. And our wood fence materials are cut from the best timber on the market.

Broader Options on Fence Materials

When shopping at your local store, you’re often limited to whatever’s available in stock that particular day. While some stores provide of the option of ordering specialty items, you have to wait for the item to be delivered to the store and then return for pick up at a later time. And the quality will likely remain lower than necessary for a long-lasting fence. America’s Fence Store, however, has all the parts and materials you need on our website. A galvanized top rail sleeve for mending a broken pipe on your chain link fence; an LED-equipped cap for your vinyl pool fence. Cedar pickets for your backyard fence; not to mention parts for related items such as gates and access control devices. Whatever you need for building/repairing your fence, we’ve got it!

Warranties on Certain Fence Materials

Generally speaking, box stores don’t prioritize warranties. Here at America’s Fence Store, as defined on our Warranty page, we warrant “fence, railings, and specialty products for one year, subject to the conditions and limitations listed herein, to be free of defective materials when subject to normal and proper use.”

Online Fence Calculator

Do you already know your yard dimensions and just need to determine what’s needed to build your fence? Rather than figure out the list on your own, why not use America’s Fence Store’s free online calculator? This tool automatically determines itineraries and respective quantities. Simply tell it what kind of fence you want, draw it out, and everything will be added to your cart. Our fence-drawing tool also allows you to mark the position of noteworthy items such as buildings, trees, and swimming pools; this way, you’ll know exactly where everything is in relation to your fence.

In summary: while box stores offer convenience and (initially) lower costs, the compromise includes lower-quality materials and a fence that’ll ultimately require significant upkeep (and run resultant costs). When you order from America’s Fence Store, you receive products of the highest caliber. Homeowners, DIYers, fence contractors, engineers, and architects—they all turn to us for their fence needs. AFS ships nationwide, and we even have in-site pickup options. We maintain thirteen locations, each with its own stockpile of fence materials, throughout the Midwest:

  • La Vista, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Kearney, NE
  • Grand Island, NE
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Rochester, MN
  • Madison, WI
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Fargo, ND