The Great Debate: Wood Fence vs. Vinyl Fence

Are you ready to replace your old fence or maybe put a new one up for the first time? Well then you have probably been struggling with the decision that plagues all fencing projects. Do you go with wooden fencing or vinyl fencing?

Unfortunately, there is no right answer; both fencing options have their pros and their cons. The secret to choosing the right fence for your property is to research those pros and cons and determine which fence material makes the most sense for your needs.

Luckily for you, we at Freedom Fence have already done all the research for you. So here are some things to consider when making your fencing decision.

Vinyl Fence Pros

•      A wide variety of styles and colors

•      Can mimic the look of real wood

•      No painting required

•      Cleaning is easy due to their glossy, non-porous surfaces

•      No splitting or cracking

•      No termites

•      No fungus

•      No Dry rot

•      Fire resistant

Vinyl Fence Cons

•      More expensive than wood fencing

•      Extreme temperatures make the vinyl expand and contract

•      Can be damaged by high winds

•      Some – not all – have mildew problems

•      Repairs are not as easy as with wood fences

Wood Fence Pros

•      A traditional, classic look

•      Affordable

•      The ability to paint or stain offers you more options now and in the future

•      They are natural and organic. A good choice for the environment

•      Easier to repair than vinyl fences

Wood Fence Cons

•      Yearly maintenance

•      Painting (yes, it’s a pro and a con)

•      Termites

•      Fungus

•      Rotting wood

•      Boards can warp

Hopefully the above information will help you to choose the right fencing material for your home. But if you are still having trouble deciding between vinyl and wood, do not hesitate to contact Freedom Fence. Our deck and fence experts are available to help homeowners and businesses select the right design and materials for any fence, deck or home improvement project.

If you have any questions, please contact Freedom Fence and Home by calling 443-271-6841 or visit our website.

With 40 years of experience, Freedom Fence and Home has provided the highest quality fence and decking materials to its many residential and commercial clients throughout in Baltimore, Maryland and Harford county as well many residential clients in Baltimore county and Baltimore city.

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Vinyl vs. Wood Fence

Wood vs Vinyl Fence Pros and Cons

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