Do you need a fence but want it to last for a long time, even in a few extreme circumstances? Look more into vinyl! A vinyl fence will beautify your property while enhancing the safety of you and your family. This type offers durability and virtual freedom from maintenance. Vinyl is manufactured with state of the art technology, so you can always know you are getting the best of the best.
Saying it’s durable is one thing- but exactly how durable is it? Let’s look at the following specific examples that your fence might come across in its lifetime:
To answer this question, it really depends on how strong of a hurricane. The average vinyl privacy fence is designed to withstand normal wind. If you’ve lived in South Georgia for long, you know a category 1 and a category 5 are two very different storms. The ability of vinyl fencing to withstand wind depends on the design as well as the strength of the posts and the materials. Provided the fence is correctly installed and supported, it should hold up against winds of up to 100 mph. This means it should withstand a category 1 hurricane (74-95 MPH wind) and perhaps a category 2 ( 96-110 MPH wind) as well.
Vinyl is pretty strong and one branch or even a small tree should not affect the integrity of it. However, if a large tree falls on your vinyl fence, it may knock out one of the sections. Don’t worry! Your homeowner’s insurance typically covers this and it’s typically very easy to replace a panel.
Years of Weather Exposure
Your vinyl fence will never need painting or staining, and there are no splinters, nails, or sharp edges to annoy. This type of fence is highly weather resistant and will not chip, fade, or rot. The average lifespan for a vinyl fence is anywhere from 20 to 40 years. This number is based on average weather we see here in Georgia and may not represent a particularly nasty hurricane season or other extreme conditions.
Vinyl privacy fences are perfect for smaller pets like dogs, keeping them inside the fence and not allowing them to squeeze in between rungs or under the fence altogether. Vinyl can also be a good choice for larger farm animals, like horses or cows, as long as it is the right design.
If you live in a flood zone, you’ll need to educate yourself about what the means for your fence. Fences and privacy walls may obstruct or divert flood flow and waves, causing big problems. For this reason, before your fencing permit will be approved, your request must be analyzed for its effects on flood conditions and the effects of debris generated by your fence’s failure during flood events. It is presumed that open fences, like wood and vinyl with slats and generous openings, will not lead to harmful diversion of floodwaters.
This type of fence outlasts and outperforms most other types of fence materials and can enhance your property value. When you get your vinyl fence from Central Fence, you have a choice of color, height, pickets, and post caps allowing the flexibility to create the look you want to complement your property. Give us a call today at 1-800-221-6425 for a free consultation!