When it comes to choosing between wood fencing and vinyl fencing, vinyl emerges as the clear winner. Though the history of wood fencing is long and it has been the most obvious choice for centuries, people are now more inclined towards vinyl fencing.
People in the past have loved the look and the traditional feel that comes with a real wood fence. The designs available while using real wood are more aesthetic and pleasing to the eye, but wood over time tends to break down more quickly and is more prone to decay. Hence, the introduction of vinyl fencing has since changed the fencing game.
For those of you who are still wondering, which one is stronger? Or which can withstand any kind of unexpected weather? Or which is the more long-lasting one? We have got you all covered.
Below are listed all the benefits of vinyl fencing over wood and the reasons for you to choose Vinyl/ PVC fencing:
People tend to doubt the strength of vinyl fencing because of its flexibility. Well, this is not the case at all. This type of fencing tends to have four times the flexibility, which allows it to sway back and forth, and five times the tensile strength as compared to wood fencing.
The flexibility is the added benefit to the strength as it can more than compensate for the heavy wind loads that can easily knock over the wood fences.
Styles and Colors
For years, our skilled professionals have been installing vinyl fences in the Orlando area. The fence style that is most popular in our collection is called the Tongue and Groove privacy. It is a white, six-foot-high fence that has been designed to escape the wear and tear processes.
It will remain to look the same for many years to come cutting down on any maintenance costs. Other styles that you might be interested in include Lattice Stake top tongue and groove, PVC vertical shadow box, and Picket fence.
As already mentioned, you will not be spending any more money on your vinyl fences once your vinyl fence contractor has put them up. The surface has been designed to be smooth and non-porous. This makes it especially hard for fungi to grow, and if by a rare incident they do manage to grow, it can easily be removed with a mixture of water and mild detergent, or you can leave it completely to the rain.
This part is also true for any kind of dirt that may get on the fence. There will no need for harsh scraping or painting of the vinyl fences as their condition is meant to stay looking the same for years.
Wood, on the other hand, tends to easily be destroyed by termites, fungus, and hot weather.
One of the reasons that most people do not opt for vinyl fencing is because it is relatively more expensive than wood fencing. When PVC was first introduced, its price was double that of wood fencing. However, since then, the pricing has been lowered to a great extent. It requires a one-time investment, but once the fence is put up, you will not be spending any more money on maintaining it.
The problem with wood fencing is that it will start to decay in a couple of years, and you will certainly be spending money to maintain it. Plus, wood does not last as long as vinyl, so sometime in the future, you may need to completely replace the wood fencing.
Though people love the traditional feel of wood fencing that is put around their house, wood is not the best option in the long run. Additional money will be spent on maintaining it; therefore, vinyl fencing is the most logical fencing for people to choose. It will stay in the condition that you have bought it in for years to come without you spending any money on repairing it.