Why Fence Quality Matters
While it may be tempting to go for poorly made vinyl fence products because they are cheap, but choosing a high quality vinyl fence is a worthwhile investment that will save you money in the end. Here are our top reasons to go with well made vinyl products for your next fencing project.
It Saves You Money
A well made vinyl fence is going to cost more than a cheaply made one up front, but in the long run it will actually save you money. That’s because a high quality vinyl fence will last you for many years with little to no maintenance and stay in great condition. A cheap fence, on the other hand, will require significantly more maintenance and repairs, and the entire fence will need to be replaced much sooner than one that has been constructed well. If you are looking at your fence as a long-term investment, the more expensive, higher quality option is the clear winner.
It Saves You Time
Remember all those repairs we mentioned above? Those cost more than just money, they cost you your time too! A low quality vinyl fence or a fence made from weaker materials like wood will simply not last like a properly constructed vinyl fence. Whether you do fence repairs and replacements yourself or hire contractors to do these tasks for you, you’ll be spending a significant amount of time either doing your own fence maintenance or dealing with finding, hiring, and communicating with contractors. With an initial purchase of a really good quality vinyl fence, you simply have it installed and then don’t have to worry about it for years to come.
You’ll Have Warranty Coverage
If there is a problem with your fence, you’re going to be a lot happier if you bought one that came with a warranty. Most inexpensive, lower quality fences are not going to include a warranty of any kind, so if there is an issue with the fence, it’s on you to pay for the replacement. A good fence will include a good warranty. A warranty is indicative of how much confidence a company has in the quality of their own product, so you can rest assured that you are purchasing something that probably won’t require that warranty it came with, and you’re covered in case you do end up needing it.
At OK Vinyl, we are dedicated to quality vinyl products. That’s why we include a 30 year limited warranty with all of our fences. We believe that you deserve the best possible fence for your money, and we give you just that.
How OK Vinyl Supports the Environment
But, isn’t PVC Bad for the Environment?
You may have heard that PVC manufacturing produces a lot of dioxins which are hard on the environment and contribute significantly to pollution, and this was once true, but things have changed--and are continuing to change--for the better. From 1987-2000, the amount of dioxins produced by PVC manufacturing went down by 90% due to new, green manufacturing regulations. This number continues to go down as PVC manufacturers come up with new innovative ways to make their product without causing harm to the environment.
How Our Products Fit in
OK Vinyl’s manufacturer, Homeland Vinyl Products, is committed to manufacturing PVC in the least harmful way possible in order to help preserve the environment. This means not only producing a low number of dioxins, but creating a well made, long-lasting product that does not contain harmful phthalates or lead (as many non-North American vinyl products do).
OK Vinyl fencing products are energy efficient because due to vinyl’s durability and aesthetics, vinyl outdoor living products do not require replacement nearly as often as most other outdoor building materials. Durability is a significant benefit for the environment because less energy and resources are needed to make replacement products.
Vinyl fencing allows for more resource conservation because PVC vinyl building products do not require the use of paint, stain, or harsh chemicals, and can directly replace other products that need the use of these treatments on a continuous basis.
Additionally, all PVC products are recyclable, so your PVC fencing never has to end up in a landfill.
Overall, a PVC fence is a good fencing choice that doesn’t harm the environment and does give you everything that you’re looking for.
Why Choose Vinyl Over Wood for Your Fence?
Vinyl Requires Less Maintenance
Wood fences require a lot of maintenance and need to be re-stained/weatherproofed regularly in order to hold up to the outdoor conditions. Vinyl, on the other hand, requires no maintenance, just cleaning periodically.
Vinyl is More Resilient
A wood fence that is exposed to the elements rots and breaks easily. A vinyl fence will not rot, splinter, or break easily the way that wood will.
Vinyl Won’t Fade
Unlike wood, vinyl will not fade from exposure to the elements. You can rest assured that your vinyl fence will age uniformly (maintaining its colour), while wood fades quickly.
Vinyl Provides More Privacy
Because vinyl does not expand, contract, or warp the way wood does, you will not end up with gaps in your fence over time that take away from your privacy. Your backyard is your private oasis and a vinyl fence will keep it that way.
Installing a vinyl fence is generally similar in cost to installing a wood fence, and a wood fence has on-going costs associated with maintenance, vinyl is a one-time investment. This will save you money over time.
Interested in having a vinyl fence installed in your yard? Give us a call today and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.