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Picket Fencing: Why Vinyl Is an Ideal Material for Your Fence

Picket fences are a popular fencing style for homeowners who want a traditional, yet appealing, style for their premises. In years past, picket fencing was exclusively made from wood. Although this material is attractive, you will find that timber would not be the most durable option available to you. In recent years, some homeowners have veered from the norm and have opted to have their vinyl fencing made from vinyl. A misconception that some people may have is that vinyl will make a fence look cheap and unattractive. The reality is that vinyl comes in an assortment of colours and textures that you are assured your fence will meet your aesthetic preferences. Below are some of the reasons that make vinyl great for your picket fencing.

Vinyl is effortless to maintain

One of the primary advantages of using vinyl or your picket fencing is that this material does not require extensive maintenance measures to keep it looking aesthetically appealing. The only maintenance that you would have to carry out is washing it with regular soap and water on an occasional basis to eliminate the dust that is accumulating on the picket fencing. Unlike other fencing materials, you would not be expected to carry out maintenance measures such as staining, painting, rust removal, sealing and more. This means your vinyl picket fence can go neglected for long stretches of time without it ever becoming compromised.

Vinyl is sturdy and durable

Another benefit of opting for vinyl for your picket fencing is that this material is much stronger than it is given credit for. The innate strength that vinyl possesses ensures it will be able to withstand gale winds without becoming unsecured out of place. In addition to this, the vinyl is waterproof. This means the fencing can be exposed to inclement weather conditions for prolonged periods of time without it acquiring structural damage. Lastly, the vinyl is resistant to temperature changes. Increase in temperatures will not make it susceptible to blistering, cracking and other structural anomalies such as in other types of fencing materials.

Vinyl is an environmentally friendly option

If you are serious about reducing your carbon footprint, chances are you will be looking to invest in home improvements that are ecofriendly. Vinyl is an environmentally friendly material, as it is free of any toxic substances. It is composed of chlorine and hydrocarbons, which are natural compounds. Therefore, you do not have to worry that your fencing is contributing to the decline of the environment.

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Who Pays for Adjoining Fences?

Hi, my name is Mark, welcome to my blog! As a new home owner, I’m learning a lot about the responsibilities of owning a property. Recently, my neighbour popped around and told me he wanted to put up a new fence between our gardens. My first reaction was that he should just go for it, but then he told me that I had to share the costs as we share responsibility for the fence. Before I agreed to the work (and to pay for it), I did some research and talked to a guy I know who works for a fencing contractor. I learned a lot about shared responsibility and rights with adjoining fences, so I started this blog to pass on what I’ve learned to other people who might be faced with a fencing project with a neighbour for the first time.

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