If you are considering a new fence for your property, you may have already decided that a privacy fence is the best option. However, there are several different privacy fence materials from which you can select. For instance, there are wood and vinyl privacy fences. Here are a few reasons that vinyl fencing may be the best choice:
A bare wood fence will simply display the color of the natural wood. Thus, in order to achieve a different color that better matches the tones or style of your home, you may have to paint or stain the fence. Still, the paint or stain may eventually wear away or start to peel. As a result, subsequent applications will be needed to maintain the fence color.
Vinyl fences offer a wide array of colors without the need to paint. Since the color of the vinyl fencing is throughout the vinyl itself, the hue never fades, chips or peels. This can be a great benefit if you prefer low-maintenance fencing.
Can Look Like Wood
Even if you do love the look of natural wood fencing, vinyl fencing may still be an appropriate option. Vinyl fencing designs can mimic the look and tone variations of natural wood.
Wood is naturally porous. As a result, when it rains, if there is not an adequate moisture barrier covering a wooden fence, the wood may begin to absorb the water and swell. Not only does this lead to the warping of the fence, but it can also cause the wood to eventually rot.
Vinyl fencing is not porous and does not absorb water in the manner that wood does. Instead, the water simply rolls off the fencing surface.
Wood is still a combustible material and can readily ignite if a fire erupts on your property. Vinyl fencing is usually fireproof and will not feed a festering blaze.
Some wood fencing materials include insecticides to help prevent a termite infestation. This type of infestation can quickly spread to other wood structures on your property. The eradication of a termite colony can be expensive and time-consuming. In addition, the damage caused by the insects can be expensive to repair.
Since vinyl fencing is a plastic product, it is inedible for termites and other pests.
If you are planning to purchase a new fence for your property, schedule a consultation with a fencing contractor like one from All Counties Fence and Supply in your area. He or she will help you determine the best fencing product for your needs.