If you’re choosing between different fencing materials for your yard, there are many questions that pop into your mind. What will my fence cost me? How long will it last? How much time do I have to spend maintaining it? Will it come in different styles or is it a one size fits all deal? Well, our question to you is have you ever considered a PVC fence?When you finally break down the numbers and compare fences side-by-side, you’ll quickly discover a PVC vinyl fence trumps wood every time. While it may cost you more up front, the savings you’ll rack up over the next 20 years make this manufactured fence a smart option for savvy homeowners.
What is PVC fencing?
Also known as vinyl fencing, PVC fencing is manufactured from polyvinyl chloride, a thermoplastic resin known for its flexibility and strength. The appearance of PVC mimics the grain of a wood fence, offering the same eye-catching style, but enhanced durability.
Because PVC is created from synthetic and recycled plastics, it will not rot like a wood fence or rust like a chain link fence. In fact, Bufftech brand PVC fences contain a high percentage of titanium dioxide, which protects the vinyl from the UV rays that fade and compromise other fencing materials.
PVC fence prices and benefits
Yes, it’s true – the initial PVC fence cost is higher than that of a wood fence. In general, you can expect to pay 33% more per linear foot for PVC fencing. But once it’s installed, the chance you’ll have to pay for repairs or replacement is minimal. Why?
- Longevity – The average wood fence lasts 10-15 years; a PVC vinyl fence lasts decades. If you live in your home for 20 years and install a wood fence, you could possibly go through three sets of fencing, costing thousands of dollars each time.
- Maintenance – Because of St. Louis’s harsh weather, a wood fence typically needs to be painted, stained and waterproofed every one to two years. If you do it yourself, you can quickly blow your budget at the home improvement store. If you hire someone to do it, you can end up spending hundreds. In most cases, a PVC fence needs nothing more than a quick spray with the hose to keep it looking its best.
- Warranties – Most wood fences carry no warranty for homeowners. A PVC manufacturer like Bufftech offers a limited lifetime warranty as well as SureStart™ protection, which covers warranted repair and replacement costs.
How a PVC vinyl fence saves you time
With everything else you have to do in your yard, the last thing you need to focus on is the upkeep of your fence. As mentioned, a PVC fence is manufactured to stand up to harsh weather and sun, meaning no fading, splitting or rotting. And that means no painting or staining! Plus, steel-reinforced railings, heavyweight pickets and concealed fasteners reduce the need for time-consuming repairs.
The only thing you’ll need to do this summer is sit back, and enjoy the privacy and security your PVC fence offers!
Choosing a PVC fence for your St. Louis home
Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions in Arnold carries a full line of Bufftech PVC fencing from CertainTeed, one of the most respected fence manufacturers in the business. You can be sure once your PVC vinyl fence is installed by our expert team, you’ll no longer have to worry about maintenance – or the high costs associated with it! To learn more about our PVC fencing or to get your free on-site estimate, contact our team today.
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