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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Fencing

Updated: Nov 25, 2022

Is it time for you to change your wooden fencing? Are you confused whether you should stick to wood or switch to vinyl fencing? Both have their own sets of advantages and disadvantages. But off late vinyl fencing has become a popular option for most homeowners. There are a number of things you should consider before making your decision such as cost, maintenance, the longevity of the fencing material and whether it is aesthetically appealing or not. So before you call your Alberta home renovator to have your fencing installed, take a look at the pros and cons of vinyl fencing.

Pros of Vinyl Fencing

One of the major advantages of vinyl fencing is that they need low maintenance. Unlike wood, they do not need to be painted time and again. Vinyl retains its luster without any maintenance. It is also known to be a durable fencing option. Vinyl fences can stand strong and withstand a great deal of external pressure.

They don’t rot, blister or do not allow fungus to grow on them. Vinyl fencing is resistant to fire and impenetrable to termites. To add to that they come in various colors and styles, giving you multiple options to choose from. Lastly, they have a long lifespan, unlike other fencing materials.

Cons of Vinyl fencing

The biggest disadvantage of vinyl fencing is its high upfront cost. You will have to incur some expenditure in purchasing the material and getting it installed. So you have to shell out more in the initial stages, but you end up saving in the long run due to low maintenance costs.

Another disadvantage of vinyl fencing is that it can be vulnerable to extreme temperatures as they are made of plastic. When exposed to hot and cold temperatures, they have a tendency to expand and contract. This makes them brittle and susceptible to damage. And once damaged, you might have to change the entire fencing which can cost you a fortune.

If you still haven’t made up your mind about which fencing material to opt for, then reach out to us. We can help you identify the best fencing material for your home. ACT Home services is a prominent home renovations company in Edmonton and our professionals are just a call away!.


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