What You Need to Know About Vinyl Fencing

What You Need to Know About Vinyl Fencing

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 20:49

Over the last few months, we have spent a lot more time at home than we would have expected to earlier in the year. For those who were not directed impacted by the pandemic, many welcomed the slower pace additional time at home with family. However, spending excess time at your house may have resulted in you and your spouse identifying long-neglected home improvement projects. Many have spent this season of social distancing replacing flooring, painting walls, repairing decks, improving patios, and more. You may have that you either need to add fencing or it is time to upgrade. Before you settle on chain link or something you have used in the past, you may want to consider the vinyl fencing. 


Whether you are protecting your property from nefarious characters, guarding your pool, or ensuring a curious pet stays in the yard, vinyl fencing is a low-maintenance, durable, and aesthetically pleasing option. You want to make sure your fencing matches the surrounding beauty, is consistent with the policies of your HOA, and will add to your property and resale value. PVC/Vinyl fencing is a great choice that combines all of those features. Here is everything you need to know about vinyl fencing:

Everything You Need to Know About Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl Fencing is Durable

Polyvinyl chloride or PVC is a type of vinyl that has become a popular material for fencing. One of the reasons people have been drawn to vinyl is its durability. It is much more flexible than wood, yet it is nearly five times as strong. Asheville’s weather is pleasant more often than not, but with varying terrain and elevation, strong winds and heavy rain can be tough on area fences. Vinyl can often withstand more adverse conditions than wood and chain-link.  

Vinyl Fencing is Affordable

The cost of vinyl fencing has dropped considerably over the last few years as availability has increased. We find the vinyl is often the most cost-effective solution for home and property owners in the Asheville area. 

Vinyl Fencing is Low-Maintenance

There is almost no maintenance with vinyl fencing. You do not have to scrape and repaint or restrain it, and since it is non-porous, mold and mildew are not as common. Occasionally, mildew might develop, but because the surface is smooth, it can usually be removed with soap, water, and detergent. 

Vinyl Fencing is Versatile

This might be one of the best features of vinyl fencing. It comes in many style options, similar to some wood fence designs. It is impervious to insects and moisture and will never rot, split, splinter, or decay. It will never need sanding, sealing, or painting, and is extremely strong. That means vinyl fencing can serve a wide variety of purposes, including:

  • Property Protection: Vinyl fencing is not easy to climb and strong enough to deter unwanted guests and trespassers from entering your property.  Vinyl makes for an extremely reliable gate material, offering a strong, durable, long-lasting solution to finishing your fence. 
  • Pool Security: Vinyl fencing is fairly impervious to water and chlorine. It is the perfect fencing product for protecting your inground or above-ground pool.
  • Pet Safety: For dogs and pets who double as escape-artists, vinyl fencing is strong enough to prevent them from escaping, while proving difficult to dig under or climb over. You can count on it to help keep your furry friends inside your yard.
  • Aesthetics: You want a fence that adds to the beauty of your property. Vinyl fencing is versatile in style, so you will likely find something that fits within your HOA requirements. Furthermore, you can also find something that adds to your property value. 

Whether you have additional questions about vinyl fencing, or you are ready to get a free no-contact estimate for your property, Asheville Fence has decades of experience installing beautify fences throughout western North Carolina. We are your fencing experts in Buncombe and Henderson counties. We would be happy to answer your concerns and help you weigh your options. Contact Asheville Fence today for your free estimate