Fences can be a great addition to any yard. Weeks of planning are involved in installing them, and you would not even expect the fences to come down in your wildest dreams.
However, as a fence owner, there is not much we can do to protect the fences from the elements. Sun is going to shine, and rain is going to fall on the fences. The best thing you can do here is opt for maintenance-free vinyl fences from us here at Duramax, a reputed vinyl fence manufacturer in the US.
Here, we will be discussing the four most eminent environmental damages that our supremely engineered fences can deflect, making it a great option for anyone looking for weatherproof fences around their backyard.
Things Duramax Vinyl Fences Can Fight Back Against
Corrosion: One of the biggest dangers fences face is corrosion caused by rain. Metal fences cannot retain their shine for long if you live in areas with heavy rainfall.
Moisture is an enemy of wooden fences as well. The moisture wears away the wood fibers by a process known as delignification. This gradually weakens the wooden fences.
You have to stain wooden fences on a regular basis to safeguard wooden fences. Stains can prevent moisture damage, thereby increasing the longevity of wood. However, you have to purchase expensive stains, making maintenance an expensive affair.
Duramax Vinyl Fences are 100% Waterproof Fences
Our fences are made from 100% virgin vinyl, which makes them 100% waterproof. You don’t have to break the bank on exorbitant paints and stains, which you might have to if you had installed wooden fences instead of vinyl.
Extreme Wind: Natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes are unavoidable if you reside in some parts of America. However, wind is consistent across every part of the US.
Strong wind gusts are common if your property is in a valley or is stationed on higher ground. These strong wind gusts can be detrimental to fences.
Fence posts, installed improperly, can be vulnerable when there are swirling winds. Moreover, if the posts aren’t fixed deep into the ground, they can shift, causing the other fences to lean.
Duramax Vinyl Fences Are Tested to Withstand Wind Speeds of up to 105 mph
Our vinyl fences have to pass the 105 mph wind test before they are made available on the market. Also, the flexible nature of our panels allows them to retain their original shape after heavy winds.
It is advisable to ground the fence posts with a solid material. For instance, concrete footing can be used to fix the fences into the ground, thereby making dislocation nearly impossible.
Termite Infestation: Wooden fences are the hotbed for termite infestation, especially in warmer climates. Carpenter ants, termites, and wood-boring beetles harm wooden fences.
Termites can feast on any wood. They either dwell underground or inside the wood or can proliferate rapidly.
Wood-boring beetles also love eating wood. They make holes inside wooden fences and lay their eggs inside them. After hatching, the larvae stay inside the wood for many months, getting nutrition from the wood.
If you stay in an area with a humid climate, you should keep a close watch out on your fence for these wood-boring insects. The signs to look for in fences are:-
Abrupt holes in the fence posts.
Insects flying around the fence.
Mounds of dust at the fence base.
Duramax Vinyl Fences Do Not Attract Bugs
Our vinyl fences are made from 100% virgin vinyl, which is a plastic material. Thus, our fences would never attract bugs. These fences never soften under humid conditions like wood does, so bugs can never infiltrate them.
If you love the look and feel of wooden fences, you can buy our DuraGrain fences, which look exactly like wooden ones but have vinyl’s cellular configuration. Our fences are termite-resistant, easy to install, and last longer than wooden fences.
Prolonged sun exposure can be detrimental to fences. If you stay in a desert-like, dry region, constant sunlight exposure can fade the color of wooden fences. On the other hand, if you live in a humid climate, where both intense sunlight and rain are common, the intense heat from the southwest Sun can dry moist wood and pull off the wood fibers. This causes the wood to warp and splinter.
Duramax Vinyl Fences Are Designed to Withstand the Intense Southwest Sun
Our vinyl fences can thrive in temperatures as low as -40° F and as high as 140°F without losing their color or shape. Our fences are made with the proprietary DuraResin vinyl formulation, something that ensures the fences can stand up to extreme weather conditions, especially in the intense southwest sun, and can last a lifetime.
Also, the fact that our panels are non-porous makes them much stronger and adaptable to sunlight.
Duramax Fences, a reputed and reliable vinyl fence manufacturer in the US, offers premium-quality vinyl fences at highly competitive prices. Save 29% on labor by ordering from us. Request a free estimate now.