Vinyl fencing has become increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional wood fences. Vinyl fencing requires little to no maintenance, so although it costs more up front, over time you will pay more to repair and maintain your wood fence than you would if you installed a vinyl fence to begin with—not to mention the number of hours you’ll spend repainting or staining a wood fence.
Things to Consider Before Installing a Vinyl Fence
Before contacting a fence builder you should ask yourself these questions:
- What function do you want your fence to serve?
- What style will best accomplish this function?
- What style and fencing material will fit with my home and the landscape surrounding it?
Benefits of Vinyl Fencing
Vinyl fencing is becoming more and more popular with its versatility and affordability. Vinyl fencing is available in a variety of textures and colors. You can have a fence that looks like wood, but never needs to be repainted. Other benefits include:
Low maintenance – there is little to no maintenance requirements with vinyl fencing. It is easy to spiff up your fencing with soap and water—that’s it! Vinyl fencing does not change its color, so there is no need to repaint or stain it. There is also no danger to rotting or termite infestations.
Strength and flexibility – vinyl is nearly five times as strong as wood which makes it a great choice for homes in Northern Virginia where strong winds and harsh winters are more likely. Wood fences are more likely to break or collapse in such weather.
Longevity – typical wood fencing needs to be repaired and maintained between year two and three, vinyl fencing can go as long as five or ten years before ever needing any sort of attention.
Different Types of Vinyl Fencing
You have a few options when it comes to the types of vinyl fencing that are available in the Northern Virginia area.
Vinyl privacy fencing – can be installed to surround your entire yard. Vinyl privacy fencing can be installed up to 10 feet high, including styles that can allow light in and air to circulate through your yard.
Vinyl picket fences – has your dream always been to have a white picket fence? Now you can have that fence without ever having to repaint it!
Vinyl estate & pasture fences – vinyl is a great choice for estate and pasture fences. Fencing that takes up a large portion of your land can be a pain to maintain, which is why vinyl fencing has become increasingly popular for pasture and estate fences.
Vinyl Fence Installation
The short term and long term benefits of vinyl fencing make them very beneficial to install. They are available in a variety of colors, so it is easy to blend the colors and textures to the current style of your home. If you are looking for hassle-free fencing contact Carter Fence today. We install all types of vinyl fencing for residents in Northern Virginia.