What is the Best Composite Fencing for Your Home?
Composite fencing, or plastic fencing, has the look of wood without any of the maintenance that goes with it. It’s often chosen by those who want to add an aesthetic touch to their home, but composite fencing also provides advantages in safety, durability and cost compared to wooden fences. This article will explain some of the most commonly asked questions about composite fencing and what is the best composite fencing?
Advantages of composite fencing
Composites are generally made from natural, renewable materials including wood and plastic, as opposed to metal. These materials are not only kinder to your pocketbook but also kinder to nature. Wood composite fencing is often made from recycled sawmill products like flooring and particle board waste, so it’s easy on trees. In addition, composite materials can be installed faster than other kinds of fencing and are also lightweight—both good things if you don’t have help around to help you with installation or regular maintenance. And that makes them an excellent choice if you want a fence that’s low maintenance. Another advantage of wood-plastic composite fencing is its design versatility.
Disadvantages of composite fencing
The advantages and disadvantages of composite fencing can make it a good or bad choice, depending on your needs. Unifloor offers an expansive selection of composite fencing at low prices. One downside to choosing a composite fence, however, is that you’re essentially paying for two products—the wood in your fence and any additional hardware needed to install it. This will increase your initial costs by roughly 50%. There are also some aesthetic drawbacks associated with composite fencing including color options, texture, variation in wood grain and other factors. It’s important to take all these things into account before you decide if a composite fence would be best for your home.
Tips when choosing your fence type
There are a variety of fence styles to choose from, but one of the most popular is composite fencing. If you’re considering choosing a composite fence for your home, here are some tips that can help guide you: *Unifloor offers a cost-effective alternative to wood fences. Although it isn’t actually wood, Unifloor looks very similar to natural hardwoods like hickory or pine. Because these fences are water and insect resistant, they will last longer than wood fences.
Composite vs PVC (vinyl) fences
Both composite and PVC fencing are less expensive than other materials, but there are also a number of differences between these two types of fences. A good fence will protect your home while adding curb appeal to your property. But, when it comes time to choose which type of fence to install, you’ll want to take a look at these three issues: cost, durability, and aesthetics.
Benefits to vinyl over wood
Consider your needs. As far as durability goes, vinyl wins out over wood because it doesn’t succumb to rot or insect damage like wood does—so you don’t need to replace it every few years. In addition, vinyl won’t splinter and won’t crack or become discolored over time. It also comes in a wide variety of colors (and you can paint it any color that fits your home’s exterior). If aesthetics are important to you, vinyl wins out over wood.
The environmental benefit of steel over wood
Not only does steel fencing last longer, it’s also good for our environment. Unlike wood, steel isn’t susceptible to rot or insects that can destroy wooden fence posts and damage other fences in your home. With such a durable construction material, you’re investing in your home and family by protecting your yard from costly damage over time. Many fence owners we’ve spoken to say they expect their fencing to outlive them because of how sturdy it is! If you aren’t sure which material would be best for your project, reach out to us today. We have an experienced staff who can guide you through what options are right for you!