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5 Reasons Why Simulated Stone Fencing Is the Best For Your Home

Allegheny™ Simulated Stone Gate in Beige

Are you looking to install simulated fencing around your home? There are many options for fence materials out there. You may even be wondering whether simulated fencing would perform or look as lovely as a natural wood fence.

We are here to tell you that simulated fencing will perform better than any fencing on the market!

In this article, we’ll break down all the benefits of simulated fencing for your home, including how they are a stylish, low-maintenance way to raise your property value and add great privacy!

The Benefits of a Simulated Stone Fencing

Deciding on whether or not to invest in simulated fencing can be challenging. But as fencing contractors serving St. Louis homeowners since 1995, we are here to tell you that simulated stone fencing will provide you with long-lasting beauty, superior performance, and the best protection you can get!

Simulated stone fencing, sometimes called faux fencing, is what it sounds like: fencing designed to look like stone but made of lighter and more cost-effective material. As a result, simulated stone fencing looks like natural stone without the expense and maintenance.

Here are our top 5 benefits of simulated stone fencing, what we call “The Greatest Looking Fence on the Planet.”

1. Experience Privacy with a Great Authentic Look

Simulating fencing looks natural, and you won’t have any gaps, knots, or holes to compromise your privacy! This fence type also offers an excellent sound barrier that blocks 98% of direct sound with a sound transmission class (STC) rating of 26.

Because our simulated stone fencing comes in 4’ & 6’ heights and is stackable to 8’ high, they will block busy intersections, noisy neighbors, and other sound pollution. Certainteed sets the standard for simulated fencing with its authentic stone and wood-textured models.

2. Requires Minimal Maintenance

One of the most significant advantages to homeowners of simulated stone and wood fences is that they require minimal maintenance. A good hose rinse ever so often will do the job. The truth is, most heavy rains will do the maintenance for you!

Compared to natural wood fences, simulated fencing stands up to all kinds of adverse conditions. However, a wood fence will need to be stained once a year for the best aesthetics and help prevent rot.

Termites are another severe concern for natural wood fencing.

Certainteed extruded Fence Products are covered by SureStart™ protection for five (5) years, following the completed installation date. ColorLast® Fade Protection for molded products is 15 years, extruded products, lifetime.  This fencing will never need painting or staining, nor will it warp, fade or crack.

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3. A Better Investment Over Time

While simulated fences may cost more upfront, the ROI is more significant long term.

While a wood privacy fence may cost you less upfront, you’ll accumulate more and more costs to maintain them as they age. Between the continual maintenance, staining, replacing pickets, posts, and rails, a wood fence is a poor investment and will end up costing you twice your original investment.

Bottom line, simulated fencing costs and value are better over time.

Learn more about how vinyl vs. wood privacy fences compares.

4. Provides Superior Performance and Security

Simulated fences stay in their position. Certainteed faux fences offer a patented construction made with proprietary linear low-density polyethylene plastic (LLDPE) reinforced with galvanized steel.

These fences withstand up to 130 MPH gusts, are stable in temperature extremes ( -40ºF to 140ºF), graffiti resistant using a high-powered pressure washer, and will provide exceptional privacy and security for you and your family for decades to come.

They also meet most building codes for pool fencing!

5. Far Better for Our Environment

Certainteed is always pursuing strategies to reduce environmental impact while increasing the sustainability of its products.

Regular wood privacy fencing requires staining every year or two. The varnish and chemicals end up seeping into the ground or the air. Simulated fencing reduces the carbon footprint and requires no treatment or harsh chemicals that could damage our environment.

Simulated privacy fencing works great for all terrains and types of outdoor spaces.

CertainTeed Simulated Privacy Fence Options

We’re proud to offer the latest authentic-looking stone and wood texture simulated fencing as a leading CertainTeed simulated fencing contractor.

Allegheny™ Simulated Stone Fencing In Brown

Allegheny™ Simulated Stone Fencing

Allegheny™ fencing offers a patented design of a rotationally molded fence that allows for a realistic stone appearance and superior performance. In addition, Allegheny has excellent impact resistance and creates an excellent sound barrier.

  • Colors: Beige Granite, Brown Granite, Dark Brown Granite, Gray Granite, Black Granite, and Desert Granite
  • Panel Sizes: 3′ x 6′, 6′ x 6′, 4′ x 8′
  • Heights: 3′, 4′ & 6′
  • Stackable: 8′ & 12′ Steel Reinforced Panels
Allegheny™ Simulated Stone Fencing Color Swatches

Left to right: beige granite, black granite, brown granite, dark brown granite, gray granite


Sherwood™ Simulated Wood Fencing In Gold Cedar

Sherwood™ Simulated Wood Fencing

Also, a patented rotationally-molded fence design offering a realistic wood appearance and superior performance. Sherwood™ fencing is exceptionally durable; Sherwood™ provides excellent sound absorption for a quieter outdoor space.

  • Colors: Walnut Brown, Red Cedar, Gold Cedar, Nantucket Gray, and Black Oak
  • Panel Sizes: 6′ x 6′, 4′ x 8′
  • Heights: 4′ & 6′
  • Stackable: 8′ Steel Reinforced Panels
Sherwood™ Simulated Wood Fence Color Swatches

Left to right: black oak, gold cedar, Nantucket gray, red cedar, walnut brown

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Simulated Gates

Certainteed offers simulated fence gates with a 1.5” x 1.5” galvanized interior steel frame in 3′, 4′, 5′ and 6′ widths and may be double-hung for 7′, 8′, 9′, 10′, 11′ or 12′ openings. Gates include premium stainless steel hardware, self-closing hinges, and a pad-lockable latch.

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Maintenance-Free Advantage

We hope this article has taught you everything you needed to know about investing in simulated fencing. Are you considering simulated stone fencing for your St. Louis home or business?

Please compare us with any fence company and see why we offer the best everyday value through our Maintenance-Free Advantage.

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Tim Kelley

With over four decades in the St. Louis fencing industry, Tim Kelly leads Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions as its President. He is renowned for his commitment to quality, ethics, and community involvement.

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