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Wood Vs. PVC Privacy Fencing: Pros and Cons

Wood Vs. PVC Privacy Fencing: Pros and Cons

Both wood and PVC privacy fencing have their pros and cons.

If you’re looking for more privacy around your yard, then you need to add some privacy fencing. Privacy fencing can be made from a variety of materials. Two such materials include PVC and wood. Both wood and PVC privacy fencing have their pros and cons.

Wood Privacy Fencing

Wood privacy fencing is a popular type of fencing material. It’s cheaper than other fences and doesn’t demand too much work to clean and repair it. All you need to do is use some soap and water, then rinse off your fence, and it will look like new again. If your fence ever gets damaged, you’ll only have to repair or replace the pieces that were affected instead of needing to repair or replace your entire fence. Wood privacy fencing also comes in a variety of colors and styles, meaning you can easily create a fence that complements the rest of your home. Wooden fences can be either painted or stained, and you can choose between pickets or balusters.

Now, while cleaning and repairing your fence is a simple job, it’s a job you’ll have to take on many times throughout the lifespan of your fence. Wood wears down over time, especially due to weather. This means you have to provide constant upkeep if you want your fence to stay in good condition. Not only does weather impact your fence, but also various pests. Pests, such as termites, will be drawn to wooden fences, which can cause significant damage. Fortunately, some types of wood are pest-resistant. If you’re unsure of what type of wood to use, speak with a fencing contractor, and they’ll let you know what types of wood are best for keeping pests away.

PVC Privacy Fencing

PVC privacy fencing offers your home more durability. They don’t demand as much maintenance as wooden fences, and they are designed to last a long time. They can hold up against intense weather conditions and are resistant to rusting.

The main downside to PVC privacy fencing is that it tends to be more expensive upfront. However, in exchange for this increased cost, you tend to get more bang for your buck, saving you money long term because you won’t have to continue spending money on repairs and replacements.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2020 at 3:11 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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