Both vinyl and aluminum fencing are considered maintenance-free fencing. This implies that there is no need for sanding, scraping, priming, or painting on these fencing products. You will occasionally need to clean them as you would clean your car, but it is not necessary. Also, these products are not subject to warping- there are no knots to fall out, posts stay in the ground and they are impervious to damage from annoying insects. But, when deciding between the two there are many more factors to consider before you make your final decision and purchase.
Vinyl Fencing Pros and Cons
Because of its complete privacy application, vinyl fence is perfect for back yards, pool enclosures, perimeter fences and dumpster or mechanical enclosures. Vinyl privacy fences 6’ or 8’ high are attractive, long lasting, and almost maintenance free. Little to no keep gives vinyl a slight advantage in the race, but ornamental fence is also low maintenance. A simple occasional wash with soap and water is all it takes to keep this vinyl as beautiful as the day it was installed. The main difficulty with vinyl fence is its gate limitations, as vinyl fence does not meet the material conditions for large gate uses. It simply cannot be made as security conscious as it aluminum counterpart.
Aluminum Fencing Pros and Cons
When looking to improve the security and look to any home, aluminum fencing is the option for you. Heavy duty and decorative gates can easily be equipped with automated electric operators and access controls for added security and ease of entry and operation. Selecting commercial and industrial grades of this product will improve the overall security that is achieved by aluminum fencing. The main drawback of aluminum fence is that it doesn’t offer the same amount of privacy as vinyl unless fill-in panels are added. These panels can take away from the traditional ornamental look of the fence.
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When you are ready for a residential or commercial fence that will meet the security and aesthetic needs of your family or business, trust the experts at Hercules Fence. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Fence online or give us a call at 800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.