When you hear the word vinyl, what images come to mind? For a lot of people it's a shot of a record spinning on the turntable just as the needle drops. However, while vinyl was a popular material for recording the tunes of yesteryear, it's had to diversify now that digital music has claimed the field.
One area that vinyl has never really weakened in, though, is building materials. Everything from water pipes to siding, and from flooring to insulation has used vinyl in some way. And why not? Vinyl as a material has a lot of advantages when it comes to construction. Which is why, if you're considering putting a fence around your property, you should think about installing a vinyl PVC fence.
4 Advantages of a Vinyl PVC Fence
Advantage #1: Vinyl is Immune to Rot and Rust
No matter how beautiful a wooden fence may look when it's first installed, one of the biggest risks wood has to deal with is rot. Whether it's from the steady march of moisture and entropy, or it's helped along by termites and other burrowing insects, wood is vulnerable to decay. While wood can be preserved for years, it requires a lot of work to make sure it's adequately protected. Steel fences might be stronger, but they're not immune to the ravages of the elements either. Rust can quickly compromise even the strongest steel fence, leaving it weak, or even broken.
Vinyl PVC fences suffer from none of these problems. The plastic is unaffected by water, unappealing to bugs, and neither rots nor rusts. This makes it ideal as a long-term fencing solution.
Advantage #2: Long-Lived Beauty
In the past, vinyl fences suffered when they were left out in the sun (which is, coincidentally, where most fences will be day-in and day-out). Because of the older mixtures and compounds, the sun would bleach color out of older vinyl, and it would fade white vinyl to an unpleasant yellow that looked like nicotine stains.
However, that is no longer the case. Modern vinyl fences, especially those made from vinyl PVC, are specially formulated to resist this kind of fading, and loss of color. These fences can stand for years, rain and shine alike, and maintain the same shade they had when they were first installed. They may need an occasional washing, but aside from that there's no painting, staining, or other sort of color maintenance involved.
Advantage #3: Any Style You Can Imagine
Vinyl PVC fences come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. If there is a design choice you want to make, chances are good you can find a fence that corresponds to it.
For example, if you want a barrier that looks like a traditional wooden fence, but you don't like all the work and hassle of maintaining wood, then you can get a vinyl PVC fence that has a wood grain pattern in it. If you want a tall fence or a short one, one with wide slats or narrow ones, a flat top or a picket, all of these are options. Not only that, but they come in any color you can mix, which means you have a huge palette to choose from when securing your property's border.
Advantage #3: It's Completely Recyclable
One of the concerns that always comes with plastics is the impact it has on the environment. Especially when you're talking about something the size of a fence, which uses a fairly large amount of material. Fortunately, vinyl PVC is a material that can be completely recycled. As such, homeowners can rest assured knowing that, when the day comes to get rid of their old fence, it can be turned into something new.
Or, if they're concerned about sourcing their materials up-front, it's possible to buy vinyl PVC fencing that's made from recycled materials in the first place. If you want to make sure you're doing your part to keep as many plastics getting used and re-used as possible.
Advantage #4: Monetary and Labor Costs
One of the first questions anyone asks when it's time to undertake a home maintenance project or renovation is, "what is this going to cost me?" Not just in terms of money (though that's usually the main concern), but also in terms of labor and time. Because it's bad enough paying for expensive materials, but then taking an inordinate amount of time to assemble them feels like adding insult to injury.
Fortunately, vinyl PVC fencing is cheap in terms of monetary cost, as well as in the amount of effort it takes to install. Comparatively speaking, vinyl PVC fencing is often less expensive than either wood or steel fencing (though not often as cheap as aluminum fencing). Even better, it's relatively simple to install. And, of course, once your vinyl PVC fence is installed, it requires almost no work to maintain or upkeep. No painting, no staining, no worrying about insects or rot... just wash it down every now and again, and forget about it.
These are, of course, just a few of the major benefits that come with installing a PVC vinyl fence on your property. Whether you're a homeowner looking to fence your yard, or a business looking to keep your supply yard private, there are a lot of reasons to invest in this kind of fence. For more information on vinyl PVC fencing, all you have to do is simply contact us today!