Are Vinyl Fences Toxic?

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When adding something new to your home, it is natural to question if it is the right decision and if it is safe for your loved ones to be around. Adding a fence to your yard is no different. There are many fencing options, including vinyl, wood, chain link, and aluminum. Each one comes with its own pros and cons, and depending on what you are looking for will determine which style is best for your application.

Many people love vinyl fences due to their low-maintenance, high durability, cost-effective pricing, and style versatility. However, some people question whether they should choose vinyl fences in fear that the material that it is made of is toxic to their family, pets, and the environment.

Vinyl fence is crafted from polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC, and combined with resins that help strengthen the material into the finished product. Once formed into fence material and parts, PVC is non-toxic to both people and animals. Unlike wood fences that need to be treated with chemicals to prevent the fence from molding, vinyl fences can be easily cleaned by spraying it with water. You will also not have to worry about your vinyl fence ever splintering or having flaking paint that your pet or small children can easily put in their mouths.

Vinyl fences are also a great eco-friendly option. Their durability means you will not have to constantly throw away and repurchase parts. Then when your vinyl fence does need to be replaced, sections that are in decent condition can be recycled. Please check with your local recycling center to see what their requirements are for recycling vinyl fences.

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