PVC/Vinyl Fencing Vs. Traditional Wood

Vinyl Fence InstallationWood has been the first choice for fences for most homeowners for many years. Wood is a versatile material and can be left to naturally weather, or it can be painted or stained however you wish. In recent years, we have seen a newly manufactured contender enter this arena. PVC (polyvinyl chloride) is used in fencing materials for vinyl fence installation in Forest Lake, IL.



Different people find different landscape elements beautiful.  The same is true for fences. Many people find real wood to be more attractive than PVC plastic fencing, thanks in part to wood’s flexibility. Vinyl fence installation, on the other hand, tends to look best where it tries to mimic the look of a traditional white-painted fence.


Cost and Ease of Installation

Both wood and vinyl fence installations, turn out better when installed by a professional fence company. Digging post holes and setting posts is a very arduous task. They need to be buried at least one-third of their length (and deeper in some cold-weather climates). Vinyl fencing costs less as it’s easier to work with, being considerably lighter than wood posts and panels.



PVC does not decay, and it doesn’t need to be sealed, stained, or painted. Vinyl fencing is largely maintenance-free, that’s why so many ranch and farmers opt for vinyl fence installation. Properly sealed wood may resist rot for a few seasons, but it will always need to be re-sealed eventually.