The standard belief is that vinyl fencing outlasts wood by years, right? Not necessarily. If built correctly with the right materials a wood fence can last over 20 years. Add a high quality stain or paint and you get closer to 30+ years, comparative to vinyl.
A fence installed incorrectly with the wrong materials will have an average life expectancy of 5-7 years.
A fence moves(settles) over time and often is not reinforced properly.
When combined with wind, weather, bad installation and time... Soon your fence will sag, become brittle and break.
Decisions based on price alone result in...
Warping and bowing of wood panels
Cracked and broken vinyl panels
Sagging of gates or sections
Nails falling out or rusty poles and parts
No guarantee on the product or service
Contractors not using wet concrete to install the posts
Individuals end up financing their fence... it breaks down... still paying the original price