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How Do Wood and Vinyl Fences Compare?

Aug 03 2015   |   By: Mike Dominique   |   Posted in: Vinyl Fencing

 

When you are searching for information to decide what type of fence you want to install in for your backyard fence or swimming pool fence, the research tends to lead you towards wood or vinyl. So we have compiled some notes to consider when you are making your decision.

Connecticut Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fencing is available in many different colors, like white, grey, tan or wood grain. However, there are not many dark vinyl fence colors, and we have explained why in this post. There are some obvious benefits: vinyl fences don't require painting or staining and you can easily clean them with a light power washing. Vinyl fences do not crack or split under normal weather conditions and won't be subjected to rotting or termites. However, vinyl fences do come with their fair share of disadvantages. For instance, vinyl fencing tends to cost a bit more (though it can last longer and does not need as much maintenance). Vinyl fences are not appropriate for all uses; for example, we wouldn't recommend using it for enclosing a dumpster, as they will take more abuse than they are designed to handle.

When you are searching for information to decide what type of fence you want to install in for your backyard fence or swimming pool fence, the research tends to lead you towards wood or vinyl. So we have compiled some notes to consider when you are making your decision.

Connecticut Wood Fences

Wood fences have remained a popular option for homeowners looking to improve their property. Wood fences provide a classic look while offering unprecedented strength and durability. There are two main options for wood fences: you can select either cedar or pressure treated. These types of wood fences are durable and are well suited for our harsh New England weather. Wood fences have some unique advantages. First, they are more versatile than vinyl fences, as they can be shaped to fit any size or style. Since wood can be sanded down and stained, you have a wide variety of colors to choose from. If you are concerned about protecting your fence from water damage, we can help you select staining products to provide protection.
A picket fence is as American as baseball and apple pie and gives your home a classic look. A CT Picket fence is a great way to enclose your property, pool, or backyard. Adding a picket fence to your home increases its curb appeal and really accents the look of your property. Also a picket fence is a good deterrent to animals like raccoons, skunks, and foxes.

Call Today To Get Started

When you are making the difficult decision for a new fence, we would be proud to help you decide what is right for your yard and family. We sell and install both vinyl and wood fencing. Call us today for a free quote.


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