When it comes to fencing, wood is a tough competitor to vinyl. Wooden fences have a long history and many virtues, making them a popular choice in the fencing market. However, the dominance of wooden fencing has been challenged by vinyl privacy fences that offer exceptional benefits and are of great value. Vinyl fencing was introduced as early as the 1980s, and it was found that they last longer than wood and are virtually maintenance-free. Moreover, wood’s archenemies like fungus, dry rot, termites, and fire would not destroy vinyl fencing. The only thing of concern is that vinyl fences are more expensive than wood, but again if you are looking for a long-term fencing solution, then vinyl is the best choice.
Here are a few reasons why vinyl privacy fences are better than wood.
When it’s between vinyl and wood, you need to calculate which is stronger, which material can withstand turbulent weather, and which is more durable. And if these are the comparisons you need to make between wood and vinyl, then vinyl wins the match hands-down. Vinyl privacy fencescan withstand harsh weather conditions and not decay or allow fungal growth on their surface. In fact, without much maintenance from your side, vinyl fences can last for several decades. Although a strong wooden fence can last 20 years, it generally starts breaking over time, and you might have to repair or replace the lumber. While some wooden fences are pressure-treated and come with a promise to last longer than others – it’s all a farce. Wood absorbs moisture and cannot withstand heavy storms or rainfall, resulting in decay after a few months.
Moreover, maintaining a wooden fence means you must apply preservative sealants and regularly check for any signs of damage. What a hassle! This is why we recommend investing in a vinyl privacy fence.
Our range of vinyl fences lasts for more than 25 years with minimal maintenance. You will never find our fences rotting, warping, cracking, or falling apart. Duramax vinyl fences come with a limited lifetime warranty and are designed to withstand the harsh rays of the southwest sun. Our fences have the highest-rated UV stability and weatherability, which makes them a better alternative to wooden fences. Over 12 parts of titanium dioxide and potent UV inhibitors are used to manufacture UV-resistant fences that won’t warp in heat. The DuraResin formulation makes our fences exceptionally strong and durable. Maintaining vinyl fences isn’t much of a hassle as they can easily be washed with a pressure washer or garden hose. Vinyl fences do not get dirty easily, as the Dirt Guard patented bottom rail design prohibits dirt and debris from building up.
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When we talk about cleaning a fence, maintenance is a huge topic that must be addressed. Vinyl fences are easier to maintain as they won’t rot or rust and are easy to clean. A garden hose is enough to remove dirt build-up easily, and sometimes the rain can perform this chore! However, a wooden fence needs abundant work if you wish to keep your fencing looking presentable and clean. A wooden fence should be cleaned regularly and stained every year to maintain its aesthetics. However, staining a wooden fence can take time and effort. Not to forget, the wood starts rotting as years go by, which might mean replacing a wooden fence is inevitable.
Duramax vinyl fences are easy to maintain as the smooth vinyl surface prevents dirt or debris from sticking to it. Dirt usually glides down the fence as you wash them with a hose. Our vinyl fences do not turn yellowish or get discolored for years, making them a great alternative to wood.
At the onset, vinyl privacy fences might look more expensive than wood. But it’s a one-time initial investment that you need to make! After purchasing a vinyl fence, you do not need to make extra expenditures for maintenance, repairs, or replacement. On the other hand, a wooden fence might look like a cheaper alternative, but in the long run, you need to pay a lot more to maintain and repair a wooden fence line. A wooden fence might require frequent staining and other treatments to maintain its aesthetic appeal. Additionally, wooden fences do not last as long as vinyl, and when you plan to live in your home for longer than ten years, consider investing in a more durable fence like vinyl.
When considering wood or vinyl fences, also consider the project’s size. For example, if you have a large yard and cannot afford regular maintenance, vinyl would be a better option than wood, although the initial investment might be high.
Wood might cost less upfront, but vinyl offers better value and is ideal for the long run.
Most people prefer the look of a wooden fence. It offers an all-American appeal, but the problem is that a wooden fence breaks down quickly. This is the reason why Duramax has a solution for you. We manufacture wood-grained vinyl fences – DuraGrain. Our DuraGrain fences look like real wood but have the cell configuration of vinyl. Once you install the DuraGrain fence, you don’t have to deal with a termite infestation, rotting, or decaying that you might face with a wooden fence.
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