Vinyl VS Wood – Why the Plastic Vinyl Fences Are Stronger and Better?

Vinyl VS Wood – Why the Plastic Vinyl Fences Are Stronger and Better?

Vinyl fences are made from plastic and molded in lengths and sizes for customizing the product as picket fencing, privacy fencing, and more. If you plan to get a new fence or remodel an old one, then vinyl is ideal. Many people find it surprising that a vinyl fence is better than a wooden one. However, it’s true that the vinyl fence lasts twice as long as wood and is a low-maintenance choice. Although the vinyl privacy fence panels might seem the same everywhere, Duramax Fences are different from the rest and offers better functionality in terms of strength, durability, and protection. 

Vinyl is giving wood a tough competition

The iconic white picket fences made from wood are the classic American dream, but sadly these fences rot and are not weather-resistant. No matter how much wood is treated to ensure weather resistivity and to make them waterproof, wooden fences scumble to moisture and start rotting and degrading within a few months. On the other hand, while you might think that the standard vinyl fence made from plastic is not strong or visually appealing – this is the biggest myth of all. Duramax Vinyl Fences are made from fine-quality materials that combine raw PVC resin and vinyl with several special additives that make the fences strong, durable, and a visual delight. If you are still confused between wood and vinyl, then read on to know how wooden fences can fail you while vinyl will serve your property beautifully in the long run. 

Wooden fences are cheap, but maintenance is a costly affair

The upfront cost of vinyl privacy fence panels might be higher than wood, but the low-maintenance vinyl is definitely a better choice in the long run. The vinyl fences are virtually maintenance-free and outlast the wooden fencing, which is susceptible to rotting, warping, and fading. You need to wash the vinyl fence with a garden hose once in a while to retain the color. However, such is not the case with high-maintenance wooden fences. The wooden material needs repainting and repairs every once in a while.

Moreover, depending on the finishing and species of wooden fencing, the material might need cleaning and treatments as weather and sun take a toll on them. Even the pressure-treated wooden fence that undergoes a preservative process decays and warps within a month after installation. Within 10 to 20 years, you need to replace the wooden fence even after spending a fortune on maintenance. Comparatively, the Duramax Vinyl Fence can outlive the wooden fence as it lasts for 25 to 30 years and is 100% recyclable. 

Vinyl fences are weatherproof, UV resistant, and more – Duramax goes a notch higher

While many may argue that the vinyl fences are fragile, weak, and susceptible to weather and heat, Duramax has gone a step further to manufacture strong fences that can stand the test of time without warping, yellowing, staining, breaking, or falling over. Duramax uses the DuraResin vinyl formulation to manufacture UV-resistant fences that can withstand the intense heat from the southwest sun. We use over 12 parts of titanium dioxide and potent UV inhibitors to manufacture fences that ensures the end-product has the highest-rated UV stability and weatherability. This formulation makes sure that the vinyl fences are not susceptible to discoloration and don’t fade, chalk, or suffer any damage from solar radiation. In addition, we manufacture the fences using impact modifiers and stabilizers to keep the vinyl composition even through the fence panels and ascertain that they are durable, damage-proof, and resistant to temperature fluctuations.

Still stubborn about the wooden fences? We have a solution for you!

If your heart is fixed on wooden fences, then Duramax can get you a wood-grained fence that looks like wood but performs like vinyl. This kind of fence is called DuraGrain fencing. This fence looks natural, like a wooden fence but is waterproof, weather resistant, and does not rot, warp or crack easily. In addition, the DuraGrain fence is low maintenance, UV-protected, and termite-resistant. You can get the DuraGrain fence in white, adobe, and tan colors. DuraGrain fences insulate 70% better than wood and can also be customized further to enhance the appeal of your property. For example, you can choose different accent hues for the rails and posts of the fence. However, like all other Duramax Fence products, the DuraGrain fence is affordable and guaranteed to last for years without extensive repairs or repainting. 

Final Words

When it’s wood vs. vinyl, the decision goes in favor of vinyl fences as they are long-lasting and easy to maintain, and Duramax’s DuraGrain fencing can fill up the void left by the wooden fence. You can now get the vinyl privacy fence panels at factory-direct prices from Duramax. The fences are shipped within approximately 2 weeks and come with a limited lifetime warranty. Request a quote now.

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