Vinyl fence is not only beautiful and durable, but it can also protect your property and keep your family and pets safe. Many styles can also provide you with privacy.
But wood fencing offers the same benefits, and wood can be cheaper. So why should you consider vinyl? Vinyl fencing is a great long-term investment, for many reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the most important factors that make vinyl the fencing material of choice for many homeowners.
A Vinyl Fence Will Last Forever
Well, maybe vinyl fencing won’t endure until the actual end of time, but, it can withstand the elements and remain strong and sturdy for decades.
Wood fences can rot, warp and splinter over time, and bugs and other critters can eat their way through wood. But not so with vinyl fencing. This material is made using a synthetic plastic resin called polyvinyl chloride, better known as PVC. PVC is highly resistant to weather and impact damage, and it doesn’t deteriorate like wood. Plus, a fence made of PVC will never become infested with termites or other insects.
Because PVC is so incredibly durable, vinyl fencing won’t appear to age either. In fact, it will look as good as new for a very long time. Choose vinyl, and you won’t ever have to worry about replacing your fence.
Vinyl Fence Requires Virtually No Maintenance
Install a wood fence, and you’re looking at adding a bit to your “Honey Do” list.
Every two or three years, you’ll need to add another coat of paint, stain or wood preservative. You must also inspect wood panels regularly for signs of rot damage or degradation. And, of course, the aged or damaged wood panels and posts must be promptly repaired or replaced, to preserve the integrity of the fencing.
Vinyl fencing, on the other hand, is virtually maintenance-free.
You may need to hose it down occasionally to rinse off dirt and grime, but no other work will be necessary. As it won’t rot or attract termites, repairs are only needed if something external (falling tree, runaway tractor) damages a panel or post.
And, since the color finish is integral to the vinyl material, you’ll never need to repaint or stain.
Vinyl Fence Customization Options
Many different types of wood can be used for fencing, including cedar and redwood. You can also select from a range of post and panel styles, as well as different wood stains and finishes, to create a uniquely beautiful look.
But vinyl is every bit as versatile as wood, offering a seemingly endless variety of design options for fencing.
You can choose from several fade-resistant colors and patterns, and an array of attractive fence styles. You can also add interesting details, like decorative picket and lattice toppers or transition panels that step the fence from one height to another.
The possibilities are endless. Your vinyl fence can be customized to match your home’s architectural design, to showcase your style and to boost the curb appeal of your home.
Outback Fencing offers free estimates to homeowners and business owners throughout Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Contact us to schedule your consultation today, and let us tell you more about the advantages of vinyl fence.