A fence is one of the best things that you can put around your home or your farm. Not only are they useful for keeping your animals in or for marking out your home territory, but rows of beautifully-crafted fences are also quite pleasing to the eye for miles around.
Wood used to be the material of choice for years, but these days, the PVC vinyl fence is also developing a strong following. While fences made out of PVC vinyl can be more expensive than their wooden counterparts, they do come with a long list of advantages that more than make up for the price differential. These include the following:
1.) Vinyl fencing is more durable. During the initial launch of the first vinyl fences, the plastic used to make them used to be vulnerable to the elements. Prolonged exposure to harsh sunlight and to rain often made them brittle. As a result, the old vinyl fences fell apart easily. These days, however, a new breed of vinyl fences has emerged. The new PVC vinyl fence is crafted from a sturdy compound called polyvinyl chloride that is far more resistant to the suns ultraviolet rays. Some vinyl fences are also made from polyethylene, an even sturdier material.
2.) Vinyl fencing is more cost-efficient. Thanks to their mostly plastic composition, these fences are not susceptible to things like rot, rust, denting, or fading. These sorts of vinyl fencing thus require far less repairs and maintenance than their wooden predecessors, thus saving you more money in the long run.
3.) PVC fences are safer both for humans and animals. One of the hazards that a wooden fence presents is that the wood tends to break and splinter over time. These splinters can often be sharp enough to pierce through the skin of animals and humans alike and can lead to cuts and other similar injuries that run the risk of infection. PVC fences, on the other hand, have no such fibers that can splinter and are far less susceptible to breaking.
4.) Aesthetics-wise, PVC fences are also quite lovely to behold. The new kinds of PVC fences come in all kinds of finishes, and some of them were even made to resemble the rustic look of wood. So, if you want to benefit from the durability of the new PVC material but still prefer the look of a traditional wooden finish, the market can present you with options to make this possible.