If you’re planning on making improvements to your home, building a fence in your yard can be a great investment. Not only does it add privacy to your home, but security too. A Fence can act as a deterrent to wildlife and potential burglars, and allows pets to run wild in the back yard.
But when you’re building a fence you have several options for fencing materials, and you should consider them carefully. These options include wood, iron, vinyl, bamboo, and chain link. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Vinyl fences, in particular, have become popular due to their versatility and affordability. They come in a variety of textures, colors, and makes, need very little maintenance, and don’t have to be protected from rot and termites. Some manufacturers even claim that vinyl fences are nearly five times stronger and four times more flexible than wood fences.
Vinyl fences come with warranties for many years, and after they outlive their utility, they can be recycled. Making them the perfect choice for homeowners that both want to help preserve the environment, but also don’t want to spend time making repairs and maintenance on their fences.
Certain types of materials for fences may be unavailable to you due to zoning regulations, so it is recommended that you contact fence builders or fence contractors to learn what is allowed for your home.
There are many benefits to a vinyl fence, outside of those listed above, including easy installation and being non-toxic.
New fence installation with a vinyl fence is simple, all you have to do is slide the rails into the posts and then secure the posts into the ground. And if you need to replace the fence after a few years? It won’t be difficult, as removing the old one and affixing a new one will be just as simple and easy.
As for the non-toxic benefits, vinyl fencing is non-toxic because it is not treated with harmful or hazardous chemicals. Since it is recyclable, there is no waste involved. Vinyl is made up of 51% of chlorine which is derived from salt, and 49% is made from hydrocarbons that are derived from natural gas.
So if you’re considering building a fence, or looking at home improvements, consider getting vinyl if your zoning regulations allow it. It’s a great choice for any home.