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Wood vs Vinyl Fence

| Scott Prunty |

A new fence installation improves not only the curb appeal of your property, but with it, its value. Having worked with thousands of homeowners in our years of business, we understand the difficulty of choosing which type of fence you’ll want to have installed. You might want a privacy fence or a picket fence for landscaping purposes. From the color of your fence to the type of wood (should you opt for a wood fence), there are many factors that go into your ultimate choice.

Outside of aluminum fences, wood and vinyl fences are two of the most popular fence types homeowners opt for when installing a fence. At Solid Structures, we offer homeowners in our Virginia service area the choice of wood, vinyl, chain link, and aluminum fences. Regardless of which material you choose for your property’s new fence, we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Homeowners trust Solid Structures for a cost-effective fencing solution to improve curb appeal and protect your property. When it comes to the right type of fence, from materials to fence styles and installation, Solid Structures is Virginia Beach’s trusted partner for fence installation. Our team of fence professionals is here to serve you every step of the way, from determining the cost to build and install your fence, to the actual delivery of your project. When you work with Solid Structures, you work with high-quality workmanship and service that is unmatched. Call us today at (757) 359-9172 or fill out our free quote form to speak with our team of fence professionals.

Wood vs Vinyl Fence – Which Type is Best?

Ultimately, there are a variety of factors from price, to durability, to maintenance, that come into play when choosing between a wood vs vinyl fencing solution for your home.

When you work with Solid Structures, we’ll help you walk through which types of fencing are available and the initial cost for installing your fence. Both wood fencing and vinyl fencing have benefits and drawbacks, and understanding these will help you make an informed decision. The lifespan of your fence, the cost of fence panels, and how your fence looks will impact fencing material choices for your property. Our team has years of experience in Virginia Beach Fence Installation and will help you work towards a solution that ultimately works best for you, not your neighbor.

Think about what will look good as new fencing and what you can afford for the project. You might choose a material you love, but enclose a smaller area if costs are a big concern. You have choices when it comes to the work that is done to update your property. Once you decide on a wood vs vinyl fence, it is then possible to determine the fencing’s color, shape, and size you want to install.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Wood Fencing?

There are several benefits to choosing wood fencing for your property. It is a popular material used in decorative fencing, security fencing, along pathways, and more. Wood can be used as an attractive feature in your garden, or to enhance the look of your front walkway. It is a versatile material, as wood can be finished in a wide range of stains or paint colors. If the finish begins to fade, you can always repaint your fence to make it look new again. The upfront cost of this type of fence is cheaper than vinyl fencing costs, although the upkeep requires more work.

One of the biggest downsides of a wood fence installation is maintenance over the life of your property’s fence.

Regular maintenance is necessary when you have a fence made from wood. No matter the type of wood, fence maintenance is critical to avoid rotting, mildew, termites, and early breakdown of the fence. While you can expect a wooden fence to last decades, it is not going to be maintenance-free. If you do not take care of your fence, breakdown can cause your fence to sag or become discolored over time. Our Virginia sun can bleach out the color of your fence, so it’s important to protect your fence with sealant when you want to keep the color intact.

What Are the Pros and Cons of Vinyl Fencing?

Vinyl fencing is typically a larger investment than a wood fence. While it comes with a price, vinyl fence builds come with a seemingly unlimited number of customization options. It is more expensive to use vinyl for your fencing needs, which is sometimes cost-prohibitive for homeowners. It is a very durable material, and you don’t have to do much maintenance when you have a vinyl fence installed. This type of fence can last much longer than a wooden fence, and the low maintenance needs of this type of product make it attractive to people who don’t want to work hard to have a great-looking fence. You can choose from a wide range of styles and colors when it comes to your fencing options.

Regardless of which type of fence you choose, there are folks who find vinyl less appealing than wood when it comes to the fencing for their property. One of the drawbacks of vinyl fences is that they can’t be painted, so you are stuck with the color you choose from the start. As vinyl is more expensive than wood, it’s important to find a fence you love for your home when you are going with vinyl. When you cannot change out the color of your fence, you will want to choose a product that you love long-term.

Both wood and vinyl fences offer pros and cons in their respective ways. If you’re considering installing a new fence on your property, give our team of professionals a call at (757) 359-9172, or fill out our contact form for a fast, free quote.

Solid Structures has the experience and eye for design that’ll add the dramatic pop to your home’s curb appeal with a new fence.

Both Vinyl and Wood Require Professional Installation

Installing your own fence is not really a DIY type of project for your home. It gets complicated to install a fence, and you need the proper fencing materials and tools to get the job done right the first time.

One of the biggest concerns with attempting a fence DIY is incorrect installation.

You don’t want to have a fence that isn’t installed correctly, causing a need to hire a professional to fix your work. Here at Solid Structures, we know what materials are needed to install your fence, and depending on what type of material you choose, your fence may come with a warranty.

We stand by our professional fence installation services.

DIY fence installing takes a lot of time and tends to lead to expensive mistakes. When you hire the professionals at Solid Structures to install your fence, you’re hiring years of experience that simply cannot be had during a DIY installation.

Get financing with Solid Structures.

Beyond the advantages of proper fence installation is financing options. We’ll work with you to determine the best fit for your new fence, whether it’s out of pocket or by choosing one of our fence financing options.

Weekends are for family time, not DIY installing a new fence.

Let’s face it, the last thing you want to spend your time on over the weekend is digging post holes in your yard, only to find out a couple were slightly off. If you’re “on the fence”, opt for the pros at Solid Structures.

Reach Out to Solid Structures for Wood or Vinyl Fence Installation

It’s not easy to choose the materials you want to use for fencing for your property. When you work with the professionals at Solid Structures, you get the help you need to determine what type of fencing material is right for your home. You get peace of mind that your fence has been professionally installed and comes with a warranty against any defects or problems.

You will have a durable, long-lasting option when you choose our professional fencing installers to do the work for you. From security fencing to privacy panels and more, you can get the fence you want when you work with a professional.

What To Consider When Choosing a Fence

As you plan for the new fence you want for your property, it’s important to consider maintenance costs associated with the material being used. When you get an estimate for the work to be done, the cost of the materials used, the linear foot needs of your fencing, and how difficult the fence is to install are all part of your estimate. Think about if you want a nearly maintenance-free fence or if you love the look of a wood fence.

Fencing is used for security purposes to protect your property from intrusion or keep in pets for safety. Fencing can also be used as a decorative element in your yard. This tends to be wooden fencing added to walkways to create a finished look in your backyard.

Fencing for privacy reasons can include high fencing you would use for security purposes or strategically placed privacy panels that make it difficult to see into areas of your yard. Have a firm understanding of your fence’s purpose, your budget, and the finished look of the product.

Your Estimate for New Fencing From the Professionals

Understand that an estimate for new fencing will help guide you when it comes to making decisions. The cost of materials used may be the reason you choose a less expensive option for the fencing.

Material prices can change over time, so your estimate for the cost of installation may not be accurate within a few months. Labor costs are added to your estimate and any work that needs to be done to prepare the space for your new fencing. While you do not want to install the fencing on your own, it is possible to cut down on overall costs by preparing the area on your own.

You can clear away brush and any debris that are in the way of your new fencing. If you have questions about your estimate, talk to us for further explanations. We will work with you to choose less expensive elements to keep costs down if your budget is tight. We expect that you will get several estimates from installation companies to compare the estimates for the work to be done.

Schedule a Consultation to Discuss Wood vs. Vinyl Fence in Virginia Beach Today

It’s easy to schedule a consultation with Solid Structures. We provide both wood and vinyl fencing for homes or businesses in Virginia Beach and the surrounding area. We’ll help you learn more about wood vs. vinyl fence options, and establish an estimate for the work you want to be done.

Ask to see examples of our past fencing installations so that you can have confidence in our unmatched, high-quality workmanship. We know what it takes to provide high-quality customer service, and our goal is to make every homeowner happy with the new fence they have purchased. Contact us today at (757) 359-9172 or use our online contact form.

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Written By Scott Prunty

Scott Prunty is the president of Solid Structures. Throughout his 15 active years in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry, he has earned various certifications in the areas of ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, PCIP, and is an ICPI certified instructor.

  • 15 years actively in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry
  • ICPI certified Instructor
  • ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, and PCIP certified
  • Imagine Pools certified installer
  • Fluidra certified installer
  • Trex Platinum Pro
  • Avid saltwater person, boating, diving, surfing, fishing
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