The hardest thing about installing a new or replacement fence on your property is deciding on the fencing material. There are so many options out there these days that it can be overwhelming. In many cases, one of the top contenders (and arguably one of the most popular choices, currently) is vinyl. There are many, many pros to choosing vinyl fencing for your residential fencing project, but there are also several cons. Let’s dive into both so that you truly have a clear picture of this fencing material before you make your final vinyl decision.
Pros Of Vinyl Fencing
The most well-known pro of vinyl fencing is that it is so incredibly easy to maintain. You don’t have to spend time sanding, painting, or staining it like you would for a wood fence or a metal one. It is super easy and simple to clean with just a cloth and some soap. Vinyl is also sometimes easy to install (it can be a good DIY project, even for people without extensive handy experience, if you have the right options). Vinyl is also incredibly safe, since it won’t ever splinter or develop rouge or sharp edges. Finally, vinyl is highly durable. It will stand up to near anything mother nature can throw at it. As long as it is correctly installed, it will withstand rain, wind, beating sun, and even a family with pets and kids.
Cons Of Vinyl Fencing
Just as there are pros of vinyl fencing, there are also cons. While there is a good variety of fencing available now, there there a limit on the amount of customization that you can do. There is a range of colors available, but you cannot easily change that color down the line. There is also is less variety of repair options if you ever need to do a repair (as unlikely as that may be). Vinyl is also more expensive up front than other fencing materials, though there are not longterm maintenance costs that you need to account for. Finally, vinyl is not the most eco friendly of choices. If you want to make sure that the materials you use around your home are having a positive impact on the environment, or at least not having a net-negative one.
Get Your Residential Fencing Installed This Fall from Hercules Fence
Hercules Fence takes pride in being experts in residential, commercial, and high-security fencing. We have been serving our clients since 1955, with only the most knowledgeable of staff. Our staff is ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, and Maryland.