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Vinyl Fencing: The Pros & Cons of Vinyl

Vinyl Fence Advantages and Disadvantages

Fences are a great addition to any home—but the maintenance and upkeep can be a pain. If you want the look of a strong, classic fence without the worry of staining, fading, or rotting, consider a vinyl fence.

Below is our list of advantages and disadvantages of vinyl fencing to help you make an informed decision.

The Pros of a Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fences are easy, flexible, and require little to no maintenance. These fences never fade out, so no staining or repainting is needed. The vinyl material is safe and smooth, so you don’t have to worry about your little ones running inside with a splinter. Plus, you can customize the color of a vinyl fence to fit your unique style.

A vinyl fence can be installed as a semi-private fence or fully private fence for maximum seclusion. Keep those unwanted guests out with a fence that instantly boosts your curb appeal.

To recap:

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The Cons of a Vinyl Fence

Now onto the cons. Unlike cedar, vinyl fences aren’t made of natural materials and can’t adapt to their environment. This means that harsh weather conditions can impact your vinyl fence.

Even though vinyl fences are known for their easy upkeep, these fences can accumulate mold over time. A simple soapy washcloth and a hose can solve this problem. Vinyl is also more expensive up front, making these fences less budget-friendly than others.

Still on the Fence About Vinyl?

For many, the earthy look and scent of a cedar wood fence are alluring. For others, the simplicity and versatility of a vinyl fence are ideal. If maintenance is your biggest concern and you don’t want to deal with the headache of upkeep, a private or semi-private vinyl fence is most likely ideal for you and your household.

Traditional vinyl fences are attractive, highly customizable, and will increase the value of your home. Still on the fence? Call us at (815) 706-3732 or fill out our online form for a free at-home consultation.

Choose Your Neighborhood Fence Builders

We’re building the American dream one fence at a time. For over four generations, Northwest Fence Company has grown into a strong team of today’s leading fence builders in Illinois. Our specialty may be cedar, but our professional builders know a thing or two about building strong, classic fences.

Our team is dedicated to delivering the strength, durability, and beauty that your property deserves. Get the ball rolling by contacting a fence builder at Northwest Fence Company and see how a private or semi-private vinyl fence can enhance your entire home.

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