The white picket fence is a longstanding symbol of Americana. Whether it was Mark Twain writing about it, or homeowners striving to put one in their own yard, fencing has become interwoven into the fabric of the country.
But there are more types of fencing than wood or metal. Homeowners sometimes want the aesthetic of wood fencing without all the maintenance and replacement costs that entails. Enter vinyl fencing. More than just providing increased durability, vinyl fencing also offers a clean look and easy installation. So, before you schedule vinyl fence installation, you’ll likely want to know if it’s strong. The answer is a resounding yes, and here’s why.
Vinyl fencing is made with polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC. The resin from that PVC is combined with other chemical compounds for the specific purpose of increasing the fence’s strength, durability and ability to stand up to weathering.
A wooden fence is made from organic material. While organic material is usually nice to have inside your home, when it comes to weathering, it’s no match for PVC vinyl composites. Over time, wood can be subject to considerable deterioration. This includes but is not limited to warping, rotting, blistering, peeling, splitting or splintering. If you opt for vinyl fence installation, your fence won’t be subject to any of that, as the material is synthetic and tougher than organic materials like wood.
Resistant to insects
Termites and other insects like carpenter ants can make a meal out of wooden fencing, compromising its structural integrity and leaving you forced to replace it. Because vinyl fencing isn’t made from wood or other organic materials, bugs will leave it alone.
Resistant to fungus and mold
If your home’s fence is made of wood, depending on where it’s located, it could be subject to fungus, mold and moss like any other organic material. Vinyl fencing is exempt from those type of problems, and choosing vinyl fence installation means you won’t have to worry about unwanted flora sprouting from your fence.
Part of having a wooden fence is maintaining it through the years. This means you’ll have to repaint and re-stain it multiple times over its lifespan before eventually having it replaced. Due to how tough it is, you won’t have to do this with vinyl fencing, and cleaning it is as simple as using a hose, a sponge and some soapy water every once in a while.
When you live in the arid desert climate of New Mexico, having a fence that’s fire resistant could be an important factor to consider for you and your family. Vinyl fencing is not only fire resistant (unlike wood fencing), but it’s also self extinguishing. This is just another reason that vinyl fencing is the cream of the crop when it comes to durability and resiliency in fencing.
Call for your vinyl fence installation today
Now that you’ve seen how and why vinyl fencing is so strong, if you decide you want it for your home, give Guadalupe Mountain Fencing LLC a call. We’re industry-leading fence contractors and are dedicated to offering you all the fencing solutions you need. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.