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Vinyl vs. Wood Fences: A Comparison

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Wood vs. Vinyl. Which look is best for your home?

Fences offer privacy, security, and safety for homeowners. They can also help enhance curb appeal and landscaping at the same time. There are many different types of fence materials, and wood and vinyl are two of the more popular and common choices. They are both cost-effective, easy to install, and long-lasting. Wood and vinyl fences also have their cons that need to be considered when choosing the right material. Here is a comparison between both materials so you can make an educated decision on the best fence for your home. No matter which fence material you choose, Hercules GSA Fence will build the best fence for your property.

The Basics of Wood Fences

Wood has been the traditional style of fencing for years. They can be painted in many colors or stained to match your property. Bear in mind that wood is a natural material, unlike vinyl, which means that a wood fence is susceptible to cracking, warping, and twisting over time. Although wood can last for decades, it will break down over time, and you will have to repair and replace the fence boards. The type of wood will affect the fence’s durability, as some wood species are more durable and resistant to rot and decay. While wood fences are inexpensive upfront, maintaining and replacing the fence can cost more in the long run. 

What to Know About Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are newer but are gaining popularity since they don’t require painting or maintenance and are resistant to pests. There are less color options and styles available, but there are enough choices available on the market today to let you find one that matches your property. Vinyl, also known as PVC, is an artificial material that will not warp or crack over time. It is also much more durable than wood fencing. Vinyl can stand up to harsh weather and decay. With very little maintenance, a vinyl fence can last for decades. Vinyl does cost more initially, including installation costs. But once it is installed, you most likely will not have to spend any more to maintain the fence. 

Final Comparison

All in all, if you are looking for a classic, traditional style fence that will last for years with little upkeep, go for a vinyl fence for your home. Although it is more expensive up front, it provides a better return on investment and won’t require regular, costly maintenance like wood fencing. If you’re ready to build the fence of your dreams, reach out to us now to start the process!

Contact Hercules GSA Today!

Whether you need a commercial or a high-security fence, Hercules Fence GSA can do the job for you. We have been providing professional, quality service since 1955 and work to uphold our reputation every day. We have locations across the Maryland and Washington Metropolitan area and are ready to cater to your fencing needs. Give us a call at (410)-799-1555 or contact us online. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more updates.

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