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white vinyl fencing vs. wood fencing example

You’ve made the decision to add a fence to your yard – to offer privacy, add curb appeal, or keep pets on your property. The next step is deciding on the look you desire. Will you choose wood or vinyl? Both are popular and come in a variety of colors and styles. There are benefits to both materials, and you’ll want to make a selection that you’ll be happy with for years to come.


Wood

A wood fence is a traditional choice, that lends an organic, natural look and feel to your home. Whether you let the natural grain of the wood show, or paint your fence the color of your choosing, there are many options that allow you to customize a design that you prefer.

Wood fencing is typically less expensive upfront. There are many types of wood to choose from, in a wide selection of patterns and types. Depending on the species and finish of the wood, however, your fence may need to be cleaned, treated, sealed, and stained over time. This requires time and money. Repairs are possible when working with wood; individual panels or pieces may be replaced if needed.

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Vinyl

Vinyl fencing first made an appearance in the 1980s. It became a popular choice for yard enclosures, though early styles looked cheap, and not nearly as attractive as the ones available today. Vinyl panels come in many styles and colors and are extremely durable and long-lasting. It is also easy to clean maintain.

Choosing a vinyl fence is often more expensive than its wood counterpart, though the majority of the cost is upfront. While panels do come in a selection of popular styles, there typically isn’t a wide range of colors from which to choose, and vinyl fencing can’t be easily refinished like wood. It’s also more difficult to repair should part of your fence become damaged. Small holes or cracks can be repaired with a DIY repair kit, but major damage might require calling a professional.

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Whatever your budget or taste, we have a wide range of choices in both vinyl and wood fence panels and can help you choose what works best for you. Whether you install your fence yourself or we handle the installation for you, we’re here to answer any questions you may have about the products we carry and the process itself. We are also available for repairs should the need arise.