When it comes to fencing materials, you have a number of options. You may be drawn to the cost-effective, lightweight durability of aluminum. Or perhaps the low-maintenance strength of a steel fence is better suited to your needs and resources. Beyond these two materials, vinyl is probably the most popular. Today, we’re diving into some of the benefits and drawbacks of vinyl as a material for your commercial fence.
Perhaps the biggest aspect working in vinyl’s favor as a commercial fencing material is the way it looks. As a commercial business owner, you may not be too keen on the admittedly cold appearance of steel or aluminum. While there might not be such a thing is a fence that actually looks inviting, there’s no denying that vinyl fencing comes pretty close. Generally speaking, vinyl fencing gives you more room to play with a variety of colors and textures.
With any commercial fencing project, we know that security is of the essence. You can rest assured that commercial vinyl fencing is typically reinforced more strongly than the sort of fencing you would place around your home. In some respects, vinyl fencing can prove to be more resistant to burglars because it is more difficult to scale than most alternatives; vinyl fences typically have no hand or footholds.
A third major benefit of vinyl fencing is the relative ease with which it can be installed. Although professional installation is always your safest option, even laypeople may be able to install a vinyl fence with minimal experience.
Vinyl fencing has the potential to fall a little short in the durability department. While it’s true that vinyl is far more resistant to rot than materials such as wood, aluminum, and steel, have a decent chance of outliving your vinyl fence. This is because vinyl is especially prone to becoming brittle over time due to temperature fluctuation. Don’t get us wrong: vinyl is still an exceptionally durable material. You can expect your vinyl fence to last for decades. But an aluminum or steel fence may last longer.
Vinyl is also certainly a low-maintenance material, but it might require some cleaning that an aluminum or steel fence wouldn’t. Seeing as part of the benefit of vinyl fencing is aesthetic appeal, you can just consider occasional cleaning the price you have to pay for the added visual benefits. That said, the cleaning process itself is a breeze. They don’t get stained or scratched easily. Nor do they ever have to be repainted. If you ever notice dirt or other debris building up, just wiping it down with water should do the trick.
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