Making the Choice Between Wood and Vinyl Fence

If you’ve already browsed the Penn Fencing, Inc. website, you know how many choices you have to make when installing a new fence.  With important things to consider such as affordability, appearance, and maintenance, the choices you make will be with you for several years.  Besides the post caps, color, and lighting options, one of the first choices you have to make is material.  If you have decided against a metal fence, then your choice is between wood and vinyl.  Wood and vinyl are priced differently, they look differently, and require different amounts of maintenance and cleaning.  And when it comes to making decisions about your personal outdoor oasis, Penn Fencing is your trusted guide.  We have compared three deciding factors between choosing wood or vinyl fencing.

Affordability of Wood Compared to Vinyl Fence

Vinyl is pricier than wood fencing; it’s just something that comes along with the technology and materials.  But you should consider more than just the initial price of wood when making a fence investment.  Consider that you will likely end up paying more for wood in the long run, with both maintenance time and money.  Maintenance-free vinyl fencing is an initial investment that pays off over time.  If you can afford the upfront cost, go with vinyl for a better overall cost.

However, if you still prefer wood fence, Penn Fencing does provide quality custom wood fencing designed for beauty and privacy — or design your very own.

Simtek Simulated Wood FenceCompare Texture and Appearance

Natural wood has a lot of character.  It’s one of the reasons why Penn Fencing continues to offer creative and attractive, custom designed wood fencing. The natural lines of real wood offer an all-American appeal that will impress the in-laws and sow envy among the neighbors.  That is, until weathering and age take their toll on the wood, which can start to break down after a few years or attract pests.  Vinyl fencing is a synthetic product that is more uniform in color and texture.  No need to worry about chipping paint, fading stains, or menacing pests with vinyl.  Some vinyl fences, like Ashland Simulated Wood Grain Fence by Simtek also come in simulated finishes that look like authentic wood but require no maintenance.  Wood is beautiful—vinyl is just beautiful for far longer.

Consider the Amount of Maintenance for Wood Fence Compared to Vinyl

The biggest difference between wood and vinyl fencing is maintenance.  In fact, vinyl fencing requires almost no maintenance whatsoever.  Weathering won’t harm vinyl like it does wood, which  breaks down in the onslaught of weather and passage of time.  Deteriorated and warped wood fence requires fixing, staining, sanding, etc.   With vinyl fencing, all you need to think about is occasionally hosing it off to remove dirt or grass from cutting the lawn. That’s it.

With vinyl fencing, you’re investing in a fence that is impervious to insects and termites, requires no maintenance, and can last for more than 25 years.  You will have more time to enjoy your backyard and with the award-winning customer service from Penn Fencing, installation couldn’t be any easier.

Penn Fencing has years of experience installing both vinyl fencing and custom wood fencing. Call us at 888-728-4695 or book an appointment online and we will call you.