What Is A Plastic Fence?
Vinyl fence is sometimes referred to as plastic fence. While vinyl is a type of plastic, it's not meant to make people think of the words "cheap" or "flimsy" like they may do when the term "plastic fence" is thrown around. Vinyl fencing is actually quite the opposite of cheap or flimsy. It's one of the most durable and reliable fencing options available. There are quite a few benefits to vinyl fences. One of the nicest things about plastic fences is that it requires very little maintenance. The maintenance that is required the most is cleaning the fence. Vinyl can start to grow mildew if it doesn't receive direct sunlight most of the time. Cleaning a vinyl fence is quite easy and doesn't take long.
Plastic fence is also sometimes called PVC fence. Since PVC is a type of plastic, it's technically correct. There are slight differences between vinyl and PVC but they are mostly the same, and it depends on what the manufacturer uses. PVC or plastic fence is longer lasting than a wooden fence. Wooden fences generally only last around 15 years, while vinyl fencing can last upwards of 30 years. Another benefit to plastic fencing is that it offers a great resale value for the property, especially residential properties. People sometimes think that chain link or wooden fences are great for a house's value, but when it comes to privacy fences, nothing can be vinyl. They offer more privacy and last longer.
Many people like to use plastic fences around pools. The white color helps brighten the area, and the vinyl is softer than chain link fences in case someone were to slip or fall into the fence. Another nice thing is that plastic does not absorb water like wood sometimes can. Chain link fence will also start to rust and corrode quicker if they are around pools because of the chlorine and constant splashes of water. Vinyl fencing tends to be the best for decorative features. The assortment of post caps to choose from as well as the different colors all can make a property really shine and show off different esthetics.
The word "plastic" usually gets a negative connotation, but in the case of fencing, it's one of the best that you can get! If you have any questions regarding vinyl fence fittings or would like to place an order, contact one of our helpful sales representatives. We offer many different styles and will work with you to get the look you want.