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Learning From Home Renovations

Although I am not a professional contractor, I have worked with more than a few during my 40 years as a homeowner. In fact, I have had 3 kitchens, 7 bathrooms, and 2 master bedrooms renovated over the years. Because some of the experiences were a breeze, I found myself addicted to customizing my homes. If you are thinking about getting a little work done on your home, it is a good idea to learn as much about construction as you can. After all, how will you choose a new garage door opener if you aren't familiar with the different types? Understanding the materials and how to choose a contractor might streamline your renovation.

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2 Reasons To Build Your Fence Out Of Vinyl Instead Of Wood

Building a fence around your home is a great idea, mostly because of the many benefits that it provides. A well-built fence can increase your home's value, while also providing additional security and privacy for you and your family. Two reasons to build your fence out of vinyl instead of wood are easy maintenance and durability.

Easy Maintenance

A vinyl fence is going to be a better choice than wood because it requires much less maintenance. One of the most common maintenance tasks that you will have to undertake with a wood fence is that it will need to be treated in order to prevent it from rotting due to rain and snow. However, a vinyl fence will not rot in wet weather conditions, so you will not have to worry about weather treating your fence.

In addition, a vinyl fence is going to be much easier to clean. Since the surface of a vinyl fence is not porous, you can easily use your hose to spray off most of the dirt and debris that can build up on your fence.

With a wood fence, you will need to scrub a bit in order to remove the dirt. If the dirt is allowed to build up on wood fence, it can become embedded in the pores of the wood, which will make cleaning your fence much more difficult. 


Another big advantage that vinyl fences have over wood fences is that they are much more durable. For example, wood fences can burn easily, while vinyl is actually fire resistant. This is a great feature to have in a fence if you live in an area where there is a risk of wildfires.

Vinyl fences are also going to be immune to some of the biggest sources of damage to wood fences: termites and mildew. While mildew can actually build up on a vinyl fence, it can easily be cleaned off. However, a wooden fence can often become permanently stained as a result of mildew. Since vinyl fences do not have anything that a termite can eat or burrow into, you will never have to worry about your fence weakening over time due to a termite infestation.

Speak to a fencing contractor, like Rhino Fence & Rail, to discuss the many benefits that a vinyl fence can provide. A vinyl fence is quite durable and can resist many of the things that can destroy a wood fence. In addition, a vinyl fence will not require you to spend a lot of time or money on maintenance.