The Homeowner's Guide to Vinyl Fencing

At Split Rail Fence & Supply Company, we boast the most extensive collection of vinyl fences in the Denver metro area, and if you take a walk around your block, you’ll likely see why: vinyl has become one of the most popular fencing materials on the market. If you’re wondering whether vinyl is right for you, then read on—here’s what you need to know about vinyl.

How is Vinyl Made?

Vinyl is made from PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a recyclable plastic, combined with other ingredients that make it remarkably durable and weather resistant. Unlike the production of many other plastics, making vinyl requires only a negligible use of fossil fuels, which means that a lower amount of carbon dioxide is released into the environment during their construction. Because of this, it’s relatively environmentally friendly.

Why is Vinyl so Popular?

Vinyl fencing is popular because it does not rot, warp, splinter, rust, chip, or peel, and it is also resistant to insect damage. Because of this, vinyl fencing usually lasts much longer. Additionally, vinyl fences are extremely customizable and come in multiple styles, colors, and sizes. Vinyl is also a non-toxic material since it is not treated with harsh chemicals, making it safe for families with young children and pets. It’s also safe on the surface since it doesn’t expose any nails, splinters, or sharp edges.

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How Should I Care for My Vinyl Fence?

There are many wonderful qualities of vinyl fences, but perhaps the best is that they’re virtually maintenance-free. You will never need to sand or reseal your vinyl fence. Since color permeates all the way through the fence pickets and posts, you’ll also never need to repaint it. If your fence begins to look a little dingy from surface dirt or debris, simply wipe it with a washcloth, warm water, and dish soap.

Are Some Vinyl Fences Better than Others?

As you consider which type of fence to purchase, remember that not all vinyl fences are created equal. As in every other industry, the final quality of the product depends largely on the quality of ingredients and care with which it is made. At Split Rail Fence & Supply Company, we sell Bufftech products. Bufftech offers the largest variety of colors, styles, and textures in the industry.

Bufftech has been an industry leader for over 20 years, and their strong reputation is solidified further by their partnership with CertainTeed, America’s leading manufacturer of building products for more than 110 years. Bufftech’s products are made from higher-quality raw materials, are reinforced with steel railings, use heavyweight pickets, feature precision-routed rails and fence posts, and appear sleek through their use of concealed fasteners. Make sure your fence contractor is as conscientious about the materials they use as you are.

What is the Warranty on My Vinyl Fence?

Before choosing a fence installer and manufacturer for your vinyl fence, be sure to research warranties and select companies that are willing to stand by their products. At Split Rail Fence& Supply Company, we stand by all our manufacturers’ warranties and offer a one-year installation warranty so that you can be confident your fence stands strong through all seasons.

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