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Vinyl Fence Durability

Vinyl fencing is a low-maintenance choice to install rather than traditional wood fences. The item can be found in a huge variety of fashions, such as picket and privacy fencing. While the production process varies slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer, vinyl fencing available now is durable. Some manufacturers offer lifetime guarantees in their product, so be sure to check the warranty when buying vinyl fencing for your premises.

Manufacturing Procedure

Early forms of vinyl fencing were simply polyvinyl chloride, like the materials in PVC pipe, extruded to look like timber. The item was durable, but after the item was at the sun for a short while, the PVC started to degrade and turn yellowish. Titanium oxide added to this PVC mixture gave the vinyl ultraviolet resistance but added into the total cost of the vinyl. Today’s manufacturing process adds titanium oxide only to the outer layers of the vinyl, in which it does the best. By using less titanium oxide, manufacturers could reduce the price of the fencing yet still produce a durable item.


Today’s vinyl fencing has five times the tensile strength of timber. It’s difficult to stretch or rip apart. Vinyl is four times more flexible than wood. For the most part, that is a good thing, until the vinyl becomes hot. Overheated vinyl fence can stretch and pop out of its mounts if you are not cautious about spacing posts and panels. During cold winter months, vinyl may be fragile and more prone to breakage. Titanium oxide is white, so plastic bows have been light-colored. Darker colors hold heat, so stretching has been a problem with dark-colored vinyl. Improvements in the production process are making it possible for manufacturers to begin to offer a wider choice of vinyl fencing colours.

Recycled Materials

Vinyl fencing goods are just one kind of plastic that you need to avoid using recycled materials. The only exception is if the manufacturer recycles PVC trimmed during the extrusion process. Recycled plastics may introduce too many factors to the PVC mixture and can create something which is not durable.

Unique Factors

Under normal circumstances, it is difficult to break plastic fence substances. There are certain situations where you should not install it. Any vinyl will break if something hits it, which means you should not install this kind fence near parking areas. You have to use care when trimming grass with a grass eater close plastic fencing. The vinyl material doesn’t taste good to creatures, although horses might chew on flat fence rails and finally break them. Some horse owners solve the problem by running a string of electric fencing along the top rail to dissuade their animals out of rubbing against the fence.

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