Why to choose vinyl fencing?
First of all vinyl fencing is virtually indestructible under normal conditions. The vinyl fence you install today will look as good as new years from now without the expensive upkeep required by other conventional fence materials.
For centuries, the only choices for fencing were made from wood, masonry and metal, all of which required regular maintenance. Today, vinyl fencing has become the # 1 choice in the fencing industry. Vinyl is becoming the top choice when it comes to fencing and decking.
More homeowners are turning to vinyl siding, windows and fences. Why?
1 – Vinyl fencing is considered an alternative to wood fencing, and is best installed for light, residential applications, such as deck railings, perimeter fencing and privacy fencing.
Use of this fencing for parking areas, equine fencing or other high-traffic locations is not recommended, as vinyl fencing may crack or break on impact.
2 – Vinyl initial cost is a little higher than wood or chain link, but Vinyl pays off in the long-run. There is no need to paint or stain, and any marks or graffiti can be easily wiped off with a household cleaner.
3– Vinyl fences will not warp, dent or break, which means no more mending. This eliminates the bother and expense of replacing boards or pickets.
However, vinyl fencing can break if subjected to a direct impact (e.g., an automobile running into a fence line). Posts, pickets and rails are easily replaced if damaged.
4 – Vinyl fence has a long-lasting color. The high-gloss, UV-stabilized finish resists fading and discoloration.
5 – During the life of the product you should not expect to find surface cracking, peeling, chipping or rot.
6 – Vinyl Fencing does require a limited amount of maintenance. Under normal conditions this maintenance is in the form of periodic washing of the fence to keep it looking new.
Vinyl products will, as with all exterior products when subjected to extended damp weather, collect mold and mildew. They are, however, easily cleaned with a solution of mild household detergent and water.
However, before you order vinyl fencing you should know:
1 – Not all vinyl fencing is created alike. Low-quality vinyl fencing is thin and brittle and will crack or split. Cheap vinyl fencing does not contain sufficient amounts of titanium dioxide, causing the fence to discolor and deteriorate in sunlight.
2 – Vinyl fencing expands and softens in sunlight and extreme heat. The fencing may crack in very cold temperatures.
3 – Don’t forget to check city/municipal codes for requirements regarding fences.