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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Fences

April 13, 2023

What do you need to know about Vinyl Fence

Are you thinking about having a vinyl fence installed in your backyard? While the vast majority of fences installed in America every year are wood fences, vinyl fences, also referred to as “PVC” (Poly Vinyl Chloride), are becoming a popular choice for many homeowners. In this article, we are going to explore the “pros and cons” of vinyl fencing, so that you can make a well-informed decision on your next fence purchase.  

​The Pros of Vinyl Fence

Probably one of the most significant benefits of vinyl fencing is that it requires little to no maintenance throughout its lifetime. You never have to worry about staining or painting your vinyl fence. 

​Unlike its wood counterpart, vinyl fences do not crack or splinter over time, making them an excellent and safe fencing material if you have small children or pets. 

​In recent years, some vinyl manufacturers have begun to fabricate high-end vinyl fences that even have the appearance of wood fences. 

The Cons of Vinyl Fencing

Before we get into the downsides of vinyl fencing, it is essential to note that some homeowners prefer the look, feel, and even smell of having a wood fence installed in their backyard. The following points are in no way meant to dissuade you from choosing a vinyl fence for your next project. 

​While this isn’t a significant concern, even here with the cold winters in the Greater Chicagoland area, it is essential to note that the vinyl fence does not expand or contract with temperature changes. When it becomes colder outside, the material itself becomes more susceptible to break or shatter, making it more sensitive to damage in the event of a direct impact of some kind. 

Author / Owner / Operator

Paul Georgopulos Owner of Illinois Fence Company

Paul Georgopulos

Hi, I'm Paul, the proud owner of Illinois Fence Company. With a passion for crafting beautiful, durable fences and a background in SEO and online marketing, I'm dedicated to bringing your yard to life with our custom wood, vinyl, and aluminum fencing solutions. Living and working in Orland Park, I'm committed to enhancing our community one fence at a time. Need a stylish yet functional fence or some savvy marketing tips? I'm your guy! Let's connect and make your vision a reality.

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