Baltimore Fence Tips: A Vinyl Fence vs. Wood Fence

As a homeowner, you have one very difficult decision ahead. It is a decision that has plagued the minds of homeowners for decades. It is a decision that can leave you utterly dazed and confused.

So what is this difficult decision? Do you go with a Vinyl Fence or Wood Fence? Unfortunately, there is no right answer; both fencing options have their pros and their cons.

Baltimore Fence Tips: A Vinyl Fence vs. Wood Fence

Vinyl Fence Pros Vinyl Fence Cons
  1. Wide variety of styles & colors
  2. Mimics the look of real wood
  3. No painting
  4. Cleaning is easy
  5. Fire resistant
  6. Will not split or crack
  7. Termites are not an issue
  8. Fungus is not an issue
  9. Dry rot is not an issue
  1. More expensive than wood
  2. Vinyl expands & contracts with the temperature
  3. Can be damaged by high winds
  4. Some have mildew problems
  5. Repairs are sometimes difficult
Wood Fence Pros Wood Fence Cons
  1. Traditional, classic look
  2. Affordable
  3. Painting & staining gives you more flexibility
  4. Environmentally friendly
  5. Easy to repair
  1. Yearly maintenance
  2. Painting & Staining
  3. Termites
  4. Fungus
  5. Rotting wood
  6. Boards can warp

If you are still having trouble deciding between vinyl and wood, do not hesitate to contact Freedom Fence & Home.

Freedom Fence & Home: Your Baltimore Fence Company

With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence and Home has provided the highest quality fences throughout Baltimore, Maryland and Harford County. Our fence experts are available to help homeowners, like yourself, select the right design and materials for any fence project.

If you have any questions, please contact Freedom Fence and Home by calling 443-271-6841 or visit our website. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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