Our Salem, Oregon Vinyl Fencing Contractors FAQ
How long do vinyl fences last?
Well-maintained vinyl fences can last between 20 and 30 years.
Are vinyl fences a good investment?
Based on how long they last, if they are well-built and fit the design aesthetic of your area, vinyl fences are a great investment. They are reasonably priced and look good for the long term, adding privacy and value to your property. But a note of caution: make sure you get a quality vinyl fence. You get what you pay for, and if you try to cut corners, you will probably pay for it.
Which is better: a PVC fence or a vinyl fence?
The best answer is neither, because they are practically the same thing. Sometimes people call them “PVC vinyl fences.” The only technical difference seems to be that PVC is an ingredient in vinyl.
Is vinyl fencing cheaper than wood fencing?
Wood is cheaper up front (depending on the cost of wood and plastic at the time you are reading this), but will likely require staining, painting, or replacement earlier due to rot. Vinyl fence materials are not subject to the same degree of wear and tear, thus there are lower maintenance costs.
Do vinyl fences break easily? Does vinyl fencing get brittle?
The answer to this depends on the quality of vinyl fencing in question. Quality vinyl fence material is UV resistant, and will remain flexible over the course of its life in high and low temperatures. This makes it resistant to breaking (though it will bend). But if your vinyl fence does break, the good news is it’s usually easy to replace the broken part.
How do you care for vinyl fencing?
The only thing you should need to do to vinyl fencing over the normal course of its life is wash it regularly (either by hand or with a pressure washer). This will keep your vinyl fence looking like new for a long time to come.