Does your property need a new fence or fence replacement? Whether you’ve decided that the time is right to replace your existing fence or you need a new one on a new or existing property, choosing fencing material will be one of the first decisions you’ll make in a fence installation project. Choosing your fencing material is a decision that takes more time, energy, and research. There are many different fencing materials on the market today, including various ornamental and practical metals, but the two most common fencing materials are wood and vinyl. Listed below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of wood and vinyl fences.
Wood Fence Advantages
Wood fences are a classic choice for most homes that look beautiful around your yard’s perimeter, adding value to your home’s property. They are also extremely versatile, allowing them to complement your home’s exterior aesthetic, so if you change the paint color of your home, you’re also able to change your fence to match.
Wood Fence Disadvantages
While Wood fences are strong and durable, they can succumb to water damage, rotting, mold, mildew, discoloration, and pests over time. Wood fences also deteriorate much more quickly if they are not regularly maintained, and that maintenance can be a big job. For instance, your wood fence will require occasional cleaning, staining, or painting to protect the wood from water and other elements.
Vinyl Fence Advantages
The durability and maintenance of vinyl fencing are its most significant advantages. While wood fences can be durable, vinyl fences typically last twice as long as wood fences. Vinyl fences are also beautiful, coming in various styles and colors, increasing your curb appeal and property value. Finally, vinyl fences require very minimal maintenance. You may need to rinse the fence with a hose or power wash it periodically.
Vinyl Fence Disadvantages
One drawback of vinyl is that it can’t be painted or stained. It will come in a beautiful color, but it will stay that beautiful color for the life of the fence, even if your home aesthetic changes.
Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today
Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote!