PVC Fence vs Wood Fence

Why a PVC fence is a good alternative to a wood fence

Are you looking for a new fence but are tired of dealing with all the hassle that comes with wood fencing? Why not consider a vinyl fence? First introduced in the 1980s, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is becoming a very popular material in the fencing industry because it’s more durable and longer lasting than wood while requiring virtually no upkeep. Here are some of the advantages of erecting PVC fences.

The benefits of PVC over wood

Although wood is the traditional material for residential fencing, it can be difficult to take care of, especially if you live in a region that gets as much snow as the Maritimes. Here are some reasons to choose a PVC fence:

1. Durability
A quality vinyl fence can last for 10 years or more without decreasing in value. It’s sturdy enough to stand up to turbulent weather conditions, including abundant snow and rain, without rotting or cracking. Plus, vinyl is resistant to termites, fungus, dry rot and peeling—all things that can easily destroy a wood fence.

2. Low maintenance
While wood fences need to be properly treated and stained each year to keep them from warping and rotting, vinyl fences only need to be hosed off once in awhile to get rid of dirt and debris.

3. One-time investment
Although the initial cost of PVC may be slightly more than wood, you won’t have to pay for yearly staining treatments, repainting or other maintenance and repairs. Choosing such a durable fencing material will save you money over time.

4. Esthetically pleasing
Today’s vinyl fences are available in all sorts of attractive designs and colours. They can even be made to have the classic look of a traditional wood fence.

PVC fencing at Eastern Fence
At Eastern Fence, we’re proud to sell Bufftech PVC fences manufactured by CertainTeed. Bufftech fences offer superior performance and long-lasting protection as well as the widest range of colours, styles and textures for vinyl fencing available on the market. Plus, CertainTeed is committed to responsible manufacturing processes and making sustainable, eco-friendly products so you won’t have to worry about the impact of your vinyl fence on the environment.

Eastern Fence: serving the Maritimes for 120 years
If you’re in need of a new fence or a fence replacement for your home or business in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island, Eastern Fence is here for all your residential and commercial fencing needs. We’re a fencing contractor that’s been providing excellent service and quality products to the Maritimes for over 120 years. To learn more and request a free consultation, contact us today.