With so many fencing options on the market, it can seem overwhelming to some folks who are considering buying a new fence or replacing an old one. The option of using vinyl for homeowners and businesses is fast becoming a popular choice as compared to the conventional wooden fence. Of course, there are pros and cons to all types of fences but let us look at the top reason’s vinyl fencing is an excellent option.
Almost No Maintenance
Vinyl is in a completely different category when it comes to maintenance. When we say that vinyl is low maintenance, we mean it. Vinyl fencing can easily be cleaned with a hose, and it does not require any strenuous or routine maintenance. In fact, it requires hardly any maintenance at all! Vinyl retains its color wonderfully, so there is no need to worry about staining or repainting like you would with a wooden fence. Plus, because so little maintenance is needed, you will also save time and money on repairs and maintenance supplies. It is the perfect choice for home and business owners who wants a beautiful fence without having to work for it. Of all the benefits of vinyl fencing, its minimal maintenance is likely the most beloved.
Sure, vinyl is resistant to many forms of damage or requires minimal maintenance, but one of the most significant benefits of a vinyl fence is the cost. The minimal maintenance required for a vinyl fence makes it extremely cost-effective over time. Wood and metal fences need maintenance and repairs, such as painting, staining, and even replacing parts of the fence over the life of your fence. When you add in those costs, vinyl is an economical choice since it needs almost no maintenance, which means practically no additional investment after the initial installation.
Strong and Flexible
Vinyl can stand up to punishment that would damage a wood fence. One of the most common sources of damage to wood fences is moisture. Even pressure-treated wood can absorb moisture over time. Moisture also leads to rot, another common reason for wood fence repairs and replacement. If a wood fence is painted, the paint can peel or blister. Wood fences are also susceptible to attack from termites and other burrowing insects, like carpenter bees and carpenter ants. Vinyl fences do not absorb moisture. There is absolutely no danger of swelling and rot. There is no paint to blister or peel, and because vinyl is not an organic material, termites and other pests have no interest in it. Also, vinyl can handle wind exceptionally well because it is not as rigid as other materials.
Vinyl fencing is available in a variety of different styles, from privacy and picket fences to ornamental and post-and-rail fences. You are sure to find a design that complements the surrounding area as well as your desires for the fence’s aesthetics. Plus, if you were considering purchasing a wood fence, you will be pleased with the way that vinyl mimics its appearance while also offering all of the benefits above that wood lacks (resistance to mold and termites, lack of maintenance, low cost, etc).
These are just some of the benefits of vinyl fencing. Not only is vinyl strong, easy to care for, and long-lasting, but it is also beautiful. So, if you are thinking about building or replacing your fence, consider the benefits of a vinyl fence. We can help you envision the perfect fence for your home or business. Contact Central Fence today to schedule your free estimate!