PVC, which stands for polyvinyl chloride (usually just referred to as vinyl), is a building material that possesses a number of qualities that make it a great choice for residential and commercial fencing.
Understanding the advantages of using PVC as a fencing material can help you figure out whether or not PVC is the right fit for your fencing needs.
PVC is a flexible material, so it is less likely to break or splinter than other materials if it suffers a significant amount of physical damage. This makes vinyl fencing ideal for installation in climates that suffer from extreme weather conditions.
PVC can be fabricated in a variety of different colors, textures and patterns, allowing you to customize the appearance of your fence to your exact specifications to match the design of your landscape and the exterior of your home or building.
Furthermore, you can customize the appearance of your fence to mimic the appearance of other types of materials so that you can enjoy the appearance of a wooden or metal fence with the benefits that PVC provides.
PVC can also be easily painted. You can, therefore, change the appearance of your fence at a moment’s notice, giving you a wider range of aesthetic options when compared to other types of fencing materials that might have more requirements for painting and sealing.
Ease of Maintenance
PVC is non-absorbent, so cleaning your fence is a straightforward process. You can use a pressure washer to blast off stuck-on dirt and debris or use a sponge with soapy warm water to remove more stubborn stains and mold growth.
No special tools or materials are needed, and you won’t have to worry about sealing your PVC fence with special chemicals to ensure that it does not warp or break down due to weather exposure.
Rust and Water Resistance
As it is a non-absorbent material, PVC is immune to water damage. You won’t have to worry about your fence changing shape over time due to rotting or warping, and your fence won’t be subject to rust and corrosion, which can eat away at the structure of metal fencing.
This makes vinyl fencing ideal for coastal areas where salt can cause rust to develop on metal fences and the moisture in the air can severely damage wooden fences.
Vinyl is also immune to pests, like termites, which can cause a huge amount of structural damage to wooden fences and require expensive extermination treatments to remove.
Because PVC fencing does not require yearly sealing to protect it from environmental factors or pest infestations and will not require a great deal of maintenance beyond general cleaning, the long-run costs associated with a PVC fence are extremely low.
When coupled with the durability and long lifespan of the material, PVC fencing a good choice for homeowners with tight budgets.
Ease of Installation
PVC is an extremely lightweight building material, which makes moving fence boards and posts around is a relatively simple process. This can speed up the installation of your PVC fence, saving you time and money on labor. Some fences even come in pre-built panels instead of individual boards to simplify installation even further. Furthermore, the lighter weight of vinyl means that repairs are easy to complete if any section of your fence becomes damaged in the future.
For any questions that you may have about PVC fencing or any other type of fencing material, please do not hesitate to contact us at Carter Fence Company. Our team of experienced and professional fencing contractors will be more than happy to help you with any concerns that you may have.