A Closer Look at Vinyl Fence
Born from the widespread use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a type of plastic, vinyl fence is a popular choice due to its affordability and durability. Another key selling point is low maintenance. It does not require regular painting or staining and can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
Vinyl fence is also a great choice for families with young children and pets because there are no sharp edges, nail or screws to worry about.
From the standpoint of sustainability, choosing vinyl can help prevent deforestation associated with wood. Additionally, vinyl fence is generally comprised of recycled plastics, further reducing its environmental footprint.
Despite its robust nature, vinyl fence does have its limitations. For one, it can become brittle when exposed to extreme temperatures over time. Even so, most vinyl fence installations will last well over two decades with proper maintenance.
Color degradation from sun exposure was a problem with early vinyl fence. Now, UV-resistant vinyl has put those concerns in the past.