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What Are The Advantages Between Wood and Vinyl Fencing?

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 21 March , 2018
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We recently talked about the host of reasons to add a fence to your yard. As we said then, from providing safety and security features to adding privacy and curb appeal, putting in a fence can easily add value to your home or business.

In this issue, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of two of the most common types of fences, wood vs. vinyl.

What are the advantages of wood fences?

Beyond providing your home or business with a traditional and classic look, a wood fence will generally cost less to install than one made of vinyl.

Beyond affordability, here are a few other advantages to selecting wood fencing.

  • You’ll have a variety of selection with a wood fence, including cedar, picket, board, split rail, post and others.
  • The advantage of variety extends to the colors available at your disposal. The vast types of stain and paint options mean that you can always change the appearance of your fence.
  • While hardly anything lasts forever, the ease with which fences can be repaired is yet another good reason to go with wood fencing. When one board is damaged, a new one can quickly be put in its place.
  • Another advantage to a wood fence includes the versatility of being able to customize it to fit practically any surrounding.

What are the advantages of vinyl fences?

While the initial investment for a vinyl fence is a bit higher than wood fences, the associated long-term maintenance costs are substantially lower. In fact, vinyl fencing requires hardly any maintenance work whatsoever, beyond hosing it off from time to time.

There is also a host of other advantages for vinyl fencing.

  • The lifespan of vinyl fencing is considerably longer than wood fences, and you should be able to expect 20-30 years of enjoyment from your vinyl fence.
  • If you prefer the look of a wood fence but want the durability of a vinyl fence, you’re in luck. Vinyl fences of today come in a host of colors, textures, shapes, etc., and many look just like wood fencing.
  • You’ll not have to worry about termites or other pests destroying your vinyl fence, or getting splinters when you rub your hands across it.

For advice on fencing in San Diego, call Juniper Landscape Company.

We’re full of ideas for ways to transform your yard; just give us a call here at Juniper Landscape Company. Our number is 619-334-9464 or you can reach us via email.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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