Common Misconceptions About Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing is one of the most popular fence choices for modern Florida homes. This waterproof, powder-coated material looks great and provides numerous long-term benefits for homeowners and business owners alike. If you’re interested in building a new fence this fall, vinyl could likely be the way to go. 

However, many homeowners are skeptical about installing vinyl over its classic counterpart — wood. We want to provide all the facts so you can make an informed decision about your fencing choices. Below are some of the most common myths about vinyl, and what you should know instead about FloriFence vinyl:

Vinyl will fade or turn yellow eventually.

Many people believe that vinyl fencing, like other outdoor PVC and plastic materials, will fade and turn yellow over time if it is white in color. However, this only happens to pre-fabricated, cheap vinyl panels. When FloriFence powder coats your vinyl fencing, we are also protecting it from sun damage. This process ensures your vinyl fencing will retain its color for years to come. 

Vinyl is the most expensive option. 

Vinyl is not a cheap material. Therefore, the initial investment required to fence in your home or commercial property will be more expensive than wood or chain link. However, the cost savings you receive over time typically make up for the added expenses at the time of installation. Wood fencing typically has to be replaced within 10-15 years after installation, while vinyl will last 20-30 years with almost no maintenance. This makes vinyl a long-term affordable option. 

Vinyl looks cheap. 

This is a common objection we receive from customers until they see the vinyl panels we use at FloriFence. They are anything but cheap plastic. The powder coating we use creates a smooth and glossy finish, while the panels themselves are strong and durable for long-term wear. 

Vinyl must be stair-stepped instead of following the grade of the land. 

Cheap vinyl that you get at the hardware store is often pre-assembled in short lengths to be connected to fence posts installed in the ground. When using pre-assembled vinyl, the fencing must be stair-stepped against the grade of the land. However, FloriFence offers custom installations to ensure your fencing will follow the grade with no interruptions. We provide a superior installation to ensure your fencing gooks great and functions properly. 

Vinyl isn’t as durable as other fence materials. 

Vinyl is actually stronger than most other fencing materials when you purchase high-quality material. Unlike wood, it won’t be susceptible to water damage and warping. And, because it is often heavier than aluminum, it is less likely to bend or give when it’s damaged by collisions or falling debris. You don’t have to worry about the durability of your fence when you choose vinyl. 

If you’re interested in a vinyl fence, contact our offices today! We offer plenty of customizable options to ensure your fencing will stand the test of time.

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