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The White Picket Debate: Wood or Vinyl Residential Fence?


Wood or vinyl fence for the white picket look? Read through and you decide!

Ah yes, the American Dream. A spouse, two and a half children, and a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence, all achieved through hard work and personal progress. It’s safe to say that the classic definition of the American Dream has changed in 2016. With that change comes variation in the construct of each of the pieces. Rather than diving into the messy topic of family structure and whatnot, we’ll stay in our lane to tackle the part about the white picket fence. Different residential fence materials offer different benefits, but if you’re looking for the white picket look to improve your curb appeal, here are some things to consider when choosing between a wood fence and a vinyl fence.

Benefits of a Vinyl Residential Fence

Right off the bat, choosing vinyl for your residential fence will give you an extremely durable and relatively low-maintenance product. It will not rot, it will not warp, it will not mold. It can stand up to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, and it will face any harsh weather with bravado and courage. Once installed, a vinyl fence can give you a modern spin on a white picket fence for years to come. Additionally, cleaning it is simplified with just water and detergent. As far as residential fences go, a vinyl fence is an easy, versatile, and cost-effective option.

Benefits of a Wooden Residential Fence

If you’re looking for a more classic, rustic, or natural look, wood will be the way to go. It will blend in better with the natural landscape around it and is even more affordable than vinyl fence alternatives. Proper maintenance will keep it looking good year-round. Wood also lends itself to custom cutting more easily than vinyl, meaning that you can achieve any look from simple or ornate when designing your residential fence. Wood is also biodegradable and recyclable, making it a “greener” option.

If you’re…on the fence (oh, fence puns…) about choosing a residential fence option, we hope that this simple breakdown has given you the insight you need to make a decision. If not, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any more questions you may have.

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Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.

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