When it comes to choosing the right fencing material for your home, you may find yourself overwhelmed. There are a lot of options out there, and all of them have their own pros and cons. Making the right choice requires you to take a hard look at what your fencing goals are, your budget, your preferred maintenance requirements, and your aesthetic. Today we’ll take a hard look at vinyl fencing, while you should always consult a professional before making your final choice, we hope to help narrow your options down for you.
The Benefits of Vinyl Fencing
While some may have an unfavorable opinion of vinyl (usually due to outdated ideas of what vinyl fencing looks like), it’s one of the best options for a lot of situations. Vinyl fencing has come a long way since its introduction and now can be made to match almost any aesthetic; the color, shape, texture, and size can all be highly customized. It’s also one of the lowest maintenance options; unlike wood vinyl doesn’t need to be sanded, stained, painted, or treated.
A vinyl fence can’t rust or dry rot either, and cleaning just requires a simple scrub with soap and water. This makes it an excellent option for those who don’t have the time or inclination to do much maintenance. While it’s still possible for vinyl to suffer physical damage, if a tree falls on it, for instance, it has overall ease and long lifespan that make it highly useful. Installing a vinyl fence is also often less expensive, both the materials and the ease of installation make for lower overall costs. Because it can be snapped together and assembled with such ease, vinyl fencing is a great option for DIY, which makes it one of the most budget-friendly fence types.
The Downsides of Vinyl Fencing
In general, the negative qualities of vinyl fencing are few and far between. If you are someone who loves the look of natural wood, it might not be the right choice. While there are types of vinyl that mimic the look of wood, they aren’t exact and may not be the right choice. If you live in an area that experiences frigid temperatures, vinyl fencing can be damaged because of cold-induced brittleness.
Commercial Fences From Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.