From wood and aluminum to chain-link and vinyl, it is easy to see how choosing the best fencing material for your needs and budget can be challenging. However, most potential buyers consider fencing a must-have feature in a home. Therefore, the installation of a fence will be a worthwhile investment.
If you need a fence, then vinyl offers many benefits for your home and family's needs. Use this guide and your contractor's help to learn more about the enormous benefits of vinyl fencing.
1. Intense Construction
One of the most important benefits of vinyl is its manner of construction. Manufactured out of virgin polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, the vinyl panels, posts, and other fencing materials offer a greater durability than other fencing materials. Experts believe the PVC construction makes vinyl five times stronger and four times more flexible than wood.
Because of this durability, vinyl is resistant to a variety of factors that can drastically affect other fencing materials. For example, moisture can rust and corrode chain-link and aluminum, and excess moisture will rot and decay wood fencing over time. In addition, insects will eat and bore into wood pickets, panels, and posts.
Another interesting fact about vinyl is that the chemicals used in the manufacturing process make the material resist flames. Not only will your vinyl be slow to ignite but also the flame will not spread as quickly across your fence.
The intense construction and resulting durability helps protect your fence from rot and decay, pests, rust, and even fire. This ensures your vinyl fence will stand the test of time.
2. Versatile Installation
Vinyl also offers a variety of style options which means the material works well aesthetically with your home.
For example, if you are in need of a simple solution that will enclose children and pets, then choose vinyl fencing in a picket-style. Heights of a picket-style fence typically range from 36 inches to 48 inches. For security and safety around a pool, vinyl panels that measure 4 feet high are necessary, according to Landscaping Network.
Many homeowners want to add security and privacy to their properties. This can be accomplished with privacy fencing. Full privacy and semi-privacy vinyl fencing panels are at least 6 feet in height. These panels allow you to close off your property to protect your children, pets, and belongings while creating a private backyard space.
The type of fence and its height are important factors, but you should also consider the style options of vinyl fencing. Vinyl is available in different color choices. You will have the opportunity to choose from white, tan, and even grey vinyl panels and fencing materials. With the various styles, heights, and colors, vinyl allows you to fence in your property while also complementing the exterior of your home.
3. Simple Maintenance
The incredible durability of the PVC material ensures your vinyl fence will not require a lot of maintenance. However, this does not mean the fence will be completely maintenance free.
In most cases, you will want to clean your vinyl fence at least once a year. A light cleaning is sufficient for removing grass clipping, dirt, mud, and other light debris. Consider spraying down your fence with a garden hose or use a light-duty pressure washer to rinse away heavier residue and debris.
Dark green, brown, or black patches of growth may be algae or mold. Spray a solution containing warm water and white vinegar onto these patches and then wash them off using a sponge and garden hose.
Never use abrasive cleansers or scrubbing sponges on your vinyl, since these products can scratch the surface of your fence.
A fence is a great investment, so you will want to use the best material possible. To learn more about your fencing options or to start installing your vinyl fence, contact our team at Pioneer Fence of Greenville today.