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The Advantages of a Vinyl Fence

Author: J Ryder  Date: 2016-12-03

If you spend any amount of time in your backyard, it’s easy to see the benefits of installing a fence. It offers privacy, safety, and can even increase the value of your home. Once you’ve decided to install a fence however, you must then decide which type of fencing is best for your needs.

Fencing is available in a wide variety of materials; including wood, chain link, wrought iron, and even bamboo. Among the most popular of all fencing materials however, is vinyl. There are many benefits to choosing vinyl fencing over more traditional materials.

 

Durability

 

When compared to wooden fencing, vinyl is approximately 5 times stronger. This means that circumstances that would destroy a wooden fence are no match for vinyl. In addition to its strength, vinyl is also very flexible, making it a great choice for areas that experience extreme weather conditions such as heat, cold, or high winds. Since it doesn’t rust or rot like other fencing materials, vinyl is even suitable in areas of high humidity or salt exposure.

 

Ease of Maintenance

 

Maintaining a vinyl fence requires little to no effort. All it entails is spraying it off with a hose or basic soap and water cleaning and your fence will look great for years to come. Since it is fade resistant, it rarely (if ever) requires painting and there is no need for weatherproofing or any kind of sealant. Unlike wood, there is also no danger of rotting posts or damage from termites.

 

Beauty

 

Vinyl fencing is available in a vast array of colors so it can easily be designed to match the colors of your house. It also comes in many styles so that you can choose the perfect fence to match not only your home, but your landscaping design as well. In addition, when professionally installed by a reputable company, vinyl fencing not only looks beautiful when it is first installed, but retains its beauty as it ages.

 

Low Cost

 

When considering cost, vinyl is very economical when compared to iron or wooden fencing. In addition, since vinyl is virtually maintenance free, you also save the cost of the yearly painting and weather proofing that most other types of fences require. When all of these things are taken into consideration, vinyl fencing saves a great deal of money in the long run.

Whatever fencing material you choose, it is important that you have it professionally installed. While it is possible for homeowners to install their own fencing, it is certainly not as easy as it sounds. Improperly installed fencing not only looks bad, it most often doesn’t last as long as it should. To be sure that your fence looks its best and lasts as long as it should, let the professionals handle the installation while you sit back and enjoy the results.

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