- Long lifespan: with proper care and maintenance, a good vinyl fence can last decades without looking tired or worn.
- Good value: although vinyl planks can potentially be pricier than cheaper wood species, the cost for installation is lower because it’s easier and faster to install vinyl fencing compared to wood fencing. The value is also there in the sense that you’re looking at a very infrequent repair and replacement schedule, so the cost throughout the lifespan is brought down significantly.
- Excellent privacy fencing: although wood enclosures also provide good privacy, one of the benefits of vinyl is that it doesn’t expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, and so privacy is maintained through minimal to no spacing between planks, and doesn’t tend to warp.
- Rot resistance: because vinyl is an artificial material, it is not susceptible to termite infestation.
Vinyl has many great features, although some die-hard wood fans may highlight a few negatives such as: its negative environmental footprint, its synthetic appearance and others. Composite fencing is another alternative where recycled vinyl and wood fibers are combined to create a strong and durable fence system that features many of the benefits of both types of materials and minimizes the drawbacks of both. Whatever material you decide should ultimately be based on your priorities, your budget, your preference and your knowledge of what each material provides.
Milton Fence ensures that whether our fence contractors install a wood fence, a vinyl fence or composite fence, we have some guidelines we always stick by. Build and install a fence or deck that makes sure the customers’ preferences are respected, while constructing an enclosure that is suitable for that environment. That latter is achieved through educating the client as well as effective communication. We’re confident you’ll see this when we get the chance to work on your next vinyl fencing project.