Vinyl vs. Composite Fencing-Mossy Oak Orlando
When it comes to cost-effective fencing, Mossy Oak Orlando knows that you have options for how you protect your family and your home. Our friendly and helpful fence experts can assist you with all aspects of fence installation, from budgeting to design to installation itself and more, but we also like to make sure that our clients feel empowered to make fencing decisions for themselves. Two of the most affordable fencing types on the market are composite fencing and vinyl fencing. They both have pros and cons, and which you choose will depend on your needs.
Here’s our quick guide to Vinyl versus Composite Fencing.
One of the most budget-friendly fencing options out there, vinyl fencing is made entirely from polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. It is super versatile and can be cut and molded to almost any type of design, because it’s essentially plastic. For these reasons, it’s also very easy to care for, and can come in almost any color on the market. Vinyl fencing is also very easy to install (and the installation costs are lower, too) because the panels are designed to fit together without needing screws or nails.
One drawback of vinyl fencing, however, is that some people think it looks cheap, and because of that, some neighborhood associations do not allow vinyl fencing at members’ homes. Additionally, because vinyl fencing is lightweight, it doesn’t hold up as well in storms like hurricanes and such. Unless you take good care of it, vinyl fencing can mold or fade, and because it is built to be a large, single piece, making fence repairs can get tricky. But many of these issues can be avoided through good fence care and maintenance.
On the other hand, composite fencing is another cheap option for fencing. Composite fencing is made up of small particles of recycled plastic and wood pieces, which are molded together to give the appearance of wood without the maintenance and cost of real wood. Composite fences never need to be stained and are surprisingly lightweight, the way that vinyl fences are. However, unlike vinyl fencing, composite fencing is tough and weather-resistant, and decently durable for the price point. Because you are using recycled materials instead of new lumber, composite fencing is also a great option for those who want to remain environmentally friendly.
Because of these benefits over vinyl fencing, composite fencing can often be a little bit more pricey, but many customers think it is worth the buy. The only difference between how vinyl fences and composite fences handle weather is that because of the pieces of wood in the composite, sometimes composite fences can swell or warp the way that wooden fences do.
This is just a rudimentary guide between vinyl fencing and composite fencing, and it should not replace an in-person consultation. Call Mossy Oak Orlando today, and we can discuss which type of fencing better suits your needs.