If you've been shopping for a new fence recently, you've no doubt learned that there are a lot of different fencing materials on the market. One excellent choice that you may not have considered is vinyl fencing. This type of fencing is not only attractive, but it's easy to maintain and repair, and it will stand up to most anything Mother Nature can throw at it. However, these are just a few of the many benefits of investing in a vinyl fence.
Benefits of a vinyl fence
Vinyl fencing offers a number of benefits.
1. Strength. Vinyl fencing is much stronger than most other types of fencing, even five times stronger than wood. That means it is much less likely to be blown down in a storm or compromised by an enthusiastic horse or other animal.
2. Easy repairs. Vinyl fencing makes for easy fence repairs. If you happen to have a problem with a panel, like it getting hit by a falling tree limb, your fence repair contractors can easily replace just that one panel without compromising the rest of the fence.
3. Durability. The average vinyl fence will last for around 100 years or even longer. This compares to an average lifespan of around 20 years for a wooden fence. That means you'll never have to replace your fence. What's more, potential home buyers will see the value of your vinyl fence's long lifespan when it comes time to put your house on the market.
4. Easy maintenance. Vinyl fencing requires very little maintenance to keep it looking fresh and new. It doesn't need to be repainted or re-stained periodically like wood or wrought iron fencing does. It also doesn't have problems like insect infestations, rust or rot at the soil line. All you really have to do to maintain your vinyl fence is brush it off with a broom to get rid of dirt and spiderwebs and spray it down with a garden hose.
5. Environmentally friendly. Vinyl fencing is also a good environmentally friendly choice. Not only will your vinyl fence not have to be replaced in the near future, meaning that fewer resources will have to be used in creating fencing, but vinyl fencing can be recycled when it comes time for a new fence.
While a vinyl fence may not be the right choice for every property and every homeowner, this type of fence will last for decades and is attractive and easy to maintain.