What Is the Perfect Fence Material for the Winter?


Unless you live in Florida or the Southeastern part of the United States, you probably have experienced the effects of winter this year. It didn’t take too long, for example, for the first blizzard to hit the Midwest and Northeast as Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago all experienced pretty heavy snowfalls right after New Year’s. As you probably know firsthand, snow, although very pretty, can have some damaging effects on your home – especially your fence.

We’re here to tell you that if you have a wooden fence, it’s time to upgrade to a PVC vinyl fence. If you have been hit hard by winter or are looking for a low-maintenance fence, PVC vinyl fence materials are the perfect type of fence materials to protect your investment and your sanity. Here are several reasons why you should PVC this winter:

  • On the first warm weather day after winter, you’ll invariably see a number of your neighbors out there staining and painting their wooden fences. The moisture from the snow and sleet chip away at fence paint and create the need for frequent maintenance. Vinyl fences do not need such attention – in fact, they don’t need much attention at all, so you can devote your time to enjoying the weather.
  • Vinyl fences can resemble wooden fences but without the splinters. In addition to chipped paint, wooden fences also get beaten down by the snow, sleet, rock salt and high winds that accompany wind. This can ultimately result in splinters and broken fences. This could be especially dangerous if you have younger children or pets. If you love the look of wooden fences, but you need something more durable, a PVC vinyl fence is the way to go.
  • They’re also very comparable in price. Although you would think that it would cost a lot more money to have a PVC vinyl fence, given its durability and cleanliness, this isn’t the case at all. And given the fact that you’re going to need to spend more money on repairs and replacement, a PVC vinyl fence is far more durable in the long run.

For these reasons and more, more people are choosing to outfit their home with vinyl fences. And don’t forget to decorate your fence with cold weather outdoor plants. Some of our favorites include climbing roses and Boston Ivy. For more information on our selection of affordable PVC vinyl fences, please contact us today.

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