Unknown Benefits of Vinyl Fencing

If you are into home décor, furnishing and DIY, you would always be on the lookout of stuff that not only fulfills the purpose but is also great on the eyes and easier to maintain. Enter vinyl fencing! A very common household item, not many think twice about it before installing- so widely used it is.

Vinyl fencing as the name suggests is made of a material vinyl- a very resilient product. The good thing about is that it does not give in as easily and quickly to staining, rotting and wear and tear as its wooden counterparts.

While your wood fence would require continuous painting to keep it scratch less and to avoid giving a hideous and ugly picture right on your porch (!), the vinyl fencing is low-maintenance. Just dart a stream from your water hose towards it and there it stands, all sparkly clean.

1. A vinyl fence is 5 times stronger than wood

As if you already needed convincing, here we throw a figure at you to tell you just how durable vinyl is! You can also probably gauge vinyl’s strength and durability from the fact that it used in auto body parts.

2. You can recycle the vinyl fencing

To begin with, vinyl is non-toxic. Why? Because is 51% chlorine and 49% hydrocarbons, derived from natural gases. Natural gas is very cheap these days in United States and hence it shouldn’t be too hard to buy vinyl fencing.

Plus, once you are done with vinyl fencing, you can take it to your nearest local landfill or visit Vinyl Institute’s Website. Vinyl fencing is recycled into making products like hoses and watering cans. This means it is not just your garden that you are protecting with vinyl. Buying vinyl fencing is good for the environment too.

The other alternative of vinyl fencing is wood fencing. Buying more of vinyl fencing as compared to wooden ones, means that you are helping conserve the dwindling supply of trees. Consider yourself a hero!

3. Vinyl fence does not mildew

Vinyl is non-organic and hence mildew cannot flourish on it. What may appear to be mildew growing on it is actually mildew feeding off organic materials already caught on or stuck on the fence. Durable vinyl fencing has non-porous surface making it difficult for organic material to get stuck on it.

4. Vinyl is 4 times more flexible than wood

This means that it can handle blows from tree limbs and lawn mowers. That doesn’t mean you should go about tramping them down with lawn mowers (to play dodging cars of sorts!) to check them for strength, though!

You can have both vinyl and wooden fencing (for the price of vinyl). How? Certain companies even make vinyl fencing that delivers you unique and authentic wood grain fencing. So your fence looks natural without the added maintenance hassle of wood.

5. Vinyl can MOVE

Don’t worry. You won’t find it moving from one corner of the house to another. What we simply mean is that it expands when exposed to temperatures of up to 170 degrees F or above. THIS is the reason vinyl is in lighter colors because darker colors would absorb and retain more of heat.

Vinyl can easily store sun’s energy and hence become hotter than the surrounding air.

However, as technology advances, newer varieties of vinyl are being introduced with heat deflective component so that its temperature is kept below the 170 degree threshold.

So, whether you install vinyl fencing by yourself or get it installed from a local company such as All American Fence Company, you will be sure to remember these interesting facts!

Espana Gomez is an author of this blog. Recently she works as an interior design assistant in her town. She loves daydreaming about beautiful homes and interior decor.