Professional Fencing Done Right
Adding a new fence can increase your outdoor privacy, curb appeal and home value all while keeping your kids or family pet in your backyard. With many different styles to choose from, along with a variety of material, each has their own upkeep requirements.
Those who want a different look than standard wood will appreciate the options available with vinyl fences. While you can get ones that look just like wood, they’re also available in a variety of colors such as white, gray, and tan.
Advantages of Vinyl Fencing:
- They don’t require painting or staining and can be purchased as ready-to-install strips.
- One of the biggest distinctions is how low maintenance this material can be. Dirt is easily sprayed off of vinyl fences due to their glossy, non-porous surfaces. Vinyl fences won’t split or crack. They don’t get termite damage, fungus, or dry rot. They’re also fire resistant.
- Installation of a vinyl fence is simple since all you need to do is slide the rails into the posts and secure the posts into the ground.
Limitations of Vinyl Fencing
- Cost is the biggest disadvantage of vinyl fencing. They tend to cost more upfront than wood fences, which means that if you’re looking to fence in a large area, your initial investment could be high.
- Extreme temperatures can make the vinyl expand or bend, and high winds can cause the sections to twist since the lengths on vinyl fences aren’t connected together as firmly or securely as the boards of wood fences.
- A few types of vinyl fences can have mildew problems, especially if they’re located near yard sprinklers. Since the surface of the fence is non-porous, the mildew can easily be removed. However, it needs to be removed before it causes stains.