What Are the Disadvantages of Vinyl Fencing?
If you’re considering installing a new fence you might be wondering whether to go with a vinyl fence or a wood fence. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, but at Discount Fence USA we choose to install Western Red Cedar wood fences. The following blog explains some of the reasons why.
Vinyl Fences Are Expensive
First of all, vinyl fences are more expensive than a wood fence The materials alone can cost almost twice as much as a wood fence. At Discount Fence USA, we believe the durability and aesthetics of Western Red Cedar combined with its lower cost make it a better overall value for our customers.
Vinyl Fences Are Made of Plastic
Vinyl is just a fancy word for plastic. Vinyl fencing is formed in molds using melted plastics and other synthetic materials. Because it’s plastic, vinyl fencing can be easily warped and damaged by the hot Central Texas sun. It also has lower impact resistance and can be damaged by high winds or flying objects during a storm.
Vinyl Fences Cost a Lot to Repair
Damage to a single vinyl fence plank can mean the need to replace an entire section. Since the pieces “snap” together and aren’t individually held together by nails or screws, they can break easily. Homeowners are then faced with paying for an entire section as opposed to replacing a single board.
Vinyl Fences Are Bad for the Environment
Wood is a renewable resource and almost all Western Red Cedar comes from sustainable, eco-friendly sources. On the other hand, vinyl fences are made from plastic. That means their original components are derived from fossil fuels. So as we all try to move away fossil fuels, vinyl fencing is a step in the wrong direction.
Wood Fences Are the Smart Choice
Vinyl fences do have some positive aspects. With the right UV coating they can do a pretty good job of standing up the sun. This can help them last longer than a wood fence. However, we believe the high upfront costs and expensive repairs outweigh the potential durability of vinyl fencing.
If you’d like to learn more about why Western Red Cedar is the best choice for your fence installation, invite us for a free on-site consultation.
About The Company
Discount Fence USA is veteran-owned and Austin’s number one choice for fence repair and fence installation. Discount Fence USA was founded because of a need for better fence building in the greater Austin area. Their unique process ensures that Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway, and residents all over Central Texas get superior quality fences that are built faster and at a better price.
Customer service comes first at Discount Fence USA. They are responsive, quick, and finish most jobs within 48 hours. Founded by a military veteran, discipline, work ethic, and dedication to excellence set them apart from the competition.
Discount Fence USA is located at 9125 TX-71 D, Austin, TX 78735 and their phone number is 512-334-9546. Contact them today to set up a FREE consultation. Your brand new or good-as-new fence will be complete in as little as 48 hours.