Not All Vinyl Is Created EqualJune 12, 2023
Vinyl vs Wood Fence: Why Vinyl May Be Better for You
On the fence about vinyl or wood? We understand, and we’re here to help. Fences are an essential aspect of any property. They offer privacy, protection and appeal, so you want to ensure that you select the right type of fence for you.
Of the many options available today, wood and vinyl are the two most popular and commonly used fencing materials. Everyone knows about the classic “white picket fence,” and they typically imagine a wood fence – but as the industry grows more innovative, so do the materials we use. Check out the differences between wood and vinyl fences to decide which material best suits your needs.
Vinyl is Stronger
Regarding durability, longer lifespans and withstanding turbulent weather, Country Estate vinyl fences stand superior to wood fences. Though wood can last roughly 10 years, it breaks down over time, requiring board replacements. The color of wood fences also fades over time, becoming a darker brown or grey. Even with a clear finish, most property owners will notice initial graying within 6-24 months.
The composition of vinyl fences makes them immune to severe weather, decay, fungus and pests, allowing them to last decades without repairs or replacements.
With Louisiana’s reputation for intense storms and damaging hurricanes, vinyl is vital to ensuring your fence can weather the storm. At Country Estate Fencing of the South, our tested and approved vinyl Hurricane Zone Fence is designed to withstand high-velocity hurricane-strength winds.
Vinyl Requires Less Maintenance
Made with convenience and longevity in mind, vinyl fences enhance curb appeal while also requiring significantly less maintenance than wood. With vinyl fences, you can replicate the appearance of a traditional wood fence without dealing with weathering issues.
Though vinyl fences typically cost more upfront, the maintenance required for wood fences makes them the pricier option over time. Since wood will likely rot and warp, they require more replacements and repairs. Wood fences also need a new coat of sealer or stain every few years to keep them fresh, whereas vinyl fences require a simple pressure wash once or twice a year. For those interested in skipping the power washing process, Country Estate Fence of the South’s Vinyl Sliding Cleaner makes sprucing up your vinyl fence painless. Simply spray, let sit and rinse.
Vinyl Provides More Privacy
Due to the tongue and groove design that allows for complete privacy, vinyl fences prevent pests and intruders from accessing your property. Acting as a barrier between your property and the outside world, vinyl does not expand or contract like wood, so gaps never compromise your privacy.
Also, since vinyl fences are more durable than wood fences, they are more dependable in protecting your privacy. Vinyl privacy fences provide enhanced protection from the outside world with noise reduction capabilities.
Vinyl vs Wood: Appearance
Though you can design vinyl fences to look similar to a traditional wood fence look, there is a difference in their appearance. Wood fences typically appear more rugged and natural, while vinyl fences are more uniform and exact.
Despite this, the composition of vinyl fences has evolved with the industry to provide property owners with various designs, including more natural-looking options. For instance, at Country Estate Fence of the South, we offer over 50 styles of vinyl fencing with multiple color options, heights and wood grain vinyl profiles. Property owners can find their ideal surface style for their vinyl fences, from smooth to streaked and embossed.
At Country Estate Fence of the South, we understand the importance of ensuring your property is protected and enhanced by quality fencing – that’s why it’s our mission to provide the best products and value for all of your fencing needs. Offering products throughout Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas and Mississippi, our fencing experts are here to help you get the most out of your fence. Country Estate Fence products are also available nationwide!