PVC fencing is a relatively new technology compared to other materials such as sheet metal, tubular metal, timber, and even mesh. However, it has still managed to gain a lot of popularity in recent years. Made of densely engineered plastic, PVC fences have numerous benefits that you should consider before making up your mind on what to install in your home. Check them out below:
Unlike other materials, such as timber and metal, PVC has unique characteristics that make it very durable. For one, PVC fences cannot rust like metal is prone to. They also cannot mold, rot or get infested like timber is known to. PVC fences can also be pre-treated to withstand UV rays. This keeps them from fading and changing colour. With all these common risk factors being non-existent, PVC fences can retain their manufacturer condition for many years, far outliving their competitors.
Numerous design styles to choose from
Since PVC fences are factory engineered, they can be manufactured to fit any construction design you want. The most common PVC fencing styles include picket fencing, paling, post and rail, as well as slat fencing. Other decorative designs such as scalloping and lattice are available too, among others. In addition to the above, PVC fences can be manufactured in a range of colours to match your house, landscape or gate.
Another great perk of owning a PVC fence is that it requires very little maintenance over the years. For example, a PVC fence does not need painting as it does not fade or chip colour. PVC fences also do not need treating or sealing like timber does. All you have to do to keep your PVC fence looking good is to wipe it or hose it down. This reduced maintenance allows you to save on maintenance repair costs for many years to come.
Safer for livestock, pets or children
PVC fencing is also safe for close contact with children, pets or farm animals. This is because of the smooth exterior surface of the PVC material used. The PVC materials cannot form cracks or splinters that could cause any harm. PVC fences also cannot break even when pressure is exerted in them. This makes the technology ideal for a wide array of applications such as front yard fencing, perimeter fencing, and even farm fencing.
Wondering what type of fence to install? Talk to your fencing contractor about PVC fencing and see if it is applicable to you.
Fencing in a rural setting has to fill a lot more functions than a fence around a residential home. It has to keep your livestock, one of your biggest annual assets, safe. It also has to keep out vermin and possibly be electrified. Thanks to the sheer abundance of fencing on many rural properties, fence installation, upkeep, repair and replacement can also be expensive. Luckily, if you want tips on what you need or how to make it more affordable, I am here to help. Hi, my name is Nicki, and I love living out in the country. I also love writing so decided to put my knowledge about fences to use in this space.