When considering fencing options some people make the mistake of making their choice mainly based on cost. The truth however is that the cheapest fencing option is not necessarily the best or longer lasting option. PVC vinyl fencing is quite expensive compared to other fencing options such as wood or even metal. Yet, it does offer several advantages over the other options.
The material used for PVC fencing is made up of polyvinyl chloride, which contains several compounds that increases the durability, resilience, light resistance and pigment of the PVC material. PVC vinyl fences thus are not affected from the problems or elements that would normally affect wood or metal fences. Here is a breakdown of the main benefits of PVC fencing.
PVC fencing has five times the strength of wood fencing, which means that it can withstand five times the stress that wood can take without breaking or even bending.
The materials that are composed in the vinyl material gives PVC fence an enviable amount of flexibility and durability. It is able to survive harsh weather, pressure and conditions without cracking or breaking. Water would also not affect the fence in any way. Water would weaken wooden fences and cause metal fences to rust if the exposure is severe and prolonged. This is not the case with PVC, which makes them great for use close to water sprinklers or swimming pools. Like metal fences, vinyl fences are also not affected by termites or ants.
To a large extent, PVC fencing requires almost zero maintenance. The initial cost may be relatively higher, but the zero cost of maintenance surely makes up for this. The material would not show any sign of discoloration, rusting, chipping and so doesn’t really need any touch up maintenance. PVC fences would also still be going strong when other fencing options begin to need some forms of repairs.
With PVC fencing you can be assured of lifetime warranties when you purchase them. You cannot get this form of warranty with metal or wooden fences. Your initial investment is thus cost effective as you can be assured that the fence will remain secure and in good condition for a lifetime.
In conclusion it is quite clear that PVC fences are one of the most long lasting fencing options that you can consider. Their many benefits make them worth the cost of installation. They are available in various designs and colors. You would need an experienced professional to help handle your PVC vinyl needs.