Wood vs Vinyl: Which Is the Best Fence for You?

Should you get a wooden or a vinyl fence? It’s a decision you will have to make when choosing a fence for your property. Here are some things to consider when choosing a new fence.


Vinyl fences tend to cost more upfront than wooden fences. If you are looking for a cheaper option, a wood fence may be the best choice. On the other hand, wood fences require more maintenance, which can end up costing you more in the long run.


When it comes to beauty and design, wood definitely beats vinyl. You can paint a wooden fence any color and choose any design you like; not to mention, you can always repaint it if you don’t like your current design or color! You can choose from a variety of wood types, such as oak or cider, and since wood is also more stylish, homey, and natural with a fashionable look to it, it goes very well with grass and shrubbery. Not much shrubbery in your yard? You can easily nail plant boxes to a wooden fence.


Wood fences will require a lot more maintenance down the road. You will need to drill in planks that fall off and repaint it when it starts warping and losing its color. Wood can easily get damaged by the elements, and it faces problems such as termite infestation. On the other hand, it does have one advantage over vinyl: With wood, you can replace a single board, while a damaged vinyl fence often requires an entire section to be replaced. Vinyl is also known to expand or bend in extreme temperatures.

Whether you choose a wooden or vinyl fence will depend on your personal taste. Whatever your choice is, make sure to contact us so that you get the best fence possible. We have 15 years of experience and are ready to serve you.