When you need to make your home and landscape more secure or beautiful, a vinyl fence can do the job. For years now, fence installation companies have been getting more and more calls about vinyl, for good reason. Between looking great and standing strong, a vinyl fence will enhance your landscape for many years. Before you choose high-maintenance wood for your fence, consider vinyl. If you’re “on the fence” about it, these are the benefits of adding a vinyl fence to your home in Rockland County, NY.
Virtually No Regular Maintenance
Vinyl has taken the place of wood fences because vinyl requires very little regular maintenance. Wood fences need to be stained or painted every few years to avoid flaking and deterioration. They are also prone to insect damage, warping as individual boards dry out, and chewing (“cribbing”) from bored horses. Vinyl fences, on the other hand, do not need to be stained or painted during their lifespan. They aren’t attractive to insects, and horses will ignore them too.
It’s sometimes possible for mold to grow on the posts in a particularly wet area. This won’t damage the fence, however, and it only requires a periodic scrubbing with dish soap and water.
Beautiful Colors and Textures
Vinyl is produced in a variety of colors and textures that can mimic various wood fence styles including privacy, ranch, and decorative styles. Instead of painting a vinyl fence, it will be built with that color and it will never fade. Whether you choose the classic white of a picket fence, the stunning black of a modern pool fence, the brown of a farmyard fence, or contemporary mixed-color privacy fencing, you can find an attractive option with vinyl.
Since vinyl is molded and never fades, it can also take on the beautiful wood grain texture of wood. Vinyl fences can be imprinted with the look of wood grain. It may not be the real thing, but vinyl will help you achieve the look of beautiful wood fences without their drawbacks. All people will notice is how good your fence looks!
Strength and Flexibility
The technology of building vinyl fences has improved year after year for decades now. Vinyl fences are strong. During the testing process, modern vinyl fences have been proven to withstand five times the forces that wood fences can. Vinyl fences are also much more flexible than any metal fence. The core of vinyl fence pieces is typically hollow, allowing them the strength and flexibility of another popular modern fencing material: aluminum. This can benefit you in terms of greater durability as the fence will hold up to strong winds and heavy snowfall.
Sometimes spending time in the backyard calls for a little extra privacy. Unlike aluminum, wrought iron, and chain link fences, vinyl is often the material of choice for privacy fencing. Where wood was the original privacy fence, vinyl has taken over. You can still enjoy the beautiful wood grain textures and colors and spend your weekends relaxing in the backyard instead of painting the fence.
An ActiveYards vinyl fence uses pre-built panels that snap onto the posts with secure hardware, speeding up the process of installation. As with any fence, the hardest part is setting the posts in concrete accurately. Once this is done by professional crews, you’ll start to see the rest of the fence going up quickly before your eyes.