Everything you need to know about PVC fencing

It is a new concept, one that has many advantages. They are durable, aesthetically pleasing and are also pretty easy to maintain as compared to their wooden alternates.

Facts about PVC Fencing

Knowledge never hurts, right? When considering spending a hefty sum of money on fencing your property there are many things you should, and undoubtedly will consider. Some of the factors that usually come in to play are the budget, the aesthetics, durability, maintenance, and longevity.
  • Long Lasting.
Vinyl fences are certainly the most desirable choice when it comes to the life of the fence. Due to their composition, they are able to last up to 20 years and more! Isn’t that unbelievable? Often times, vinyl fences come with a lifetime warranty. This again reflects the confidence of the manufacturers in the product life.
Vinyl fences are made up of Polyvinyl Chloride, often referred to as PVC, which is a made from ethylene and chlorine. The resulting PVC is durable and long-lasting.
  • Environmentally Sound
Anything man-made, especially anything that has the slightest to do with plastic, is immediately thought of as being a threat to the environment. What’s good about PVC fencing is that despite the material being man-made, it uses no fossil fuels and the vinyl is naturally sourced. Even better, PVC is recyclable!
Plastics are no doubt, a burden on our environment, but these are usually the single-use plastics that create a wealth of pollution. Objects like fences which are put to use for decades are in fact not a hazard. 
  • Oblivious to Damage by Pests
Traditional wooden fences are prone to damage by insects; a particularly concerning factor. Vinyl fences, on the other hand, are equipped to withstand any damage being inflicted by insects due to a tough outer coating. This coating makes it impossible for insects to chew, burrow or scratch through.
  • Suitable for all Climates
Iron fences would rust in a climate with humidity in the air. Wooden fences face a number of issues in every climate. Vinyl fences, on the other hand, do well just about everywhere. The materials composition, coupled with a tough outer coating makes these fences pretty impervious to damage.
  • Easy to Clean
Iron rusts, wood rots. Any stains on these are also at times impossible to remove. Vinyl fences are easily cleaned, meaning the exterior to your house can always be maintained as spotless as your interior. All you need is warm water, a good quality washcloth, and some fence cleaner! For tougher stains, a little bit of bleach, mineral spirits, or tar remover will do the trick!
  • Bonus Magic Trick: Self-Extinguishing!
Now isn’t this a party trick we all want to master? PVC fences have the unique ability to self-extinguish. First, they catch fires only at very high temperatures and are thus not going to ignite very easily. In the unlikely event that they do, they are able to self-extinguish once you take the flame away. Now you can have all your summer barbecues without worrying about stay embers lighting your fence on fire!

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