When it comes to natural good looks, there’s little that can compete with a wooden fence. Those good looks come with a significant downside, however. You’ll need to strip each board and reapply varnish every couple of years.

Eventually, all wood will start to rot. It’s also susceptible to insect damage. With that in mind, wood might not be the best option for your Orlando fence. But what do you choose instead?

Vinyl Has Made a Comeback

And that’s not just on your record player. Vinyl has been gaining a lot of popularity as a fencing material over the last few years. It’s popular because:

  • It’s virtually indestructible compared to wood. It doesn’t rot. It will eventually show signs of weathering, but not for decades.
  • It’s inedible. There are plenty of insects and fungi that love nothing better than a nice bit of wood.
  • It’s resistant to fire. Vinyl can burn, but it requires higher temperatures to ignite.
  • It comes in a range of different colors and textures. Vinyl products have come a long way since they were first developed. You’re not going to mistake them for wood up close.But from a little way away, they look just like wood.
  • It’s practically maintenance-free. At most, you might want to squirt it down with the hose from time to time. There is no real other maintenance to speak of.
  • It’s strong.

What’s the Catch?

If vinyl is so great, why do so many people opt for wooden fences instead? The main issue is cost. You’re going to pay a fair amount more upfront for your fence. Wood is cheaper.

That said, vinyl doesn’t cost you anything to maintain and is much more durable. Over the long term, it will end up being the most cost-effective option.

Also, to be fair, there is a depth of color and richness to real wood that vinyl simply can’t duplicate.

What About Installation?

You’re pretty much looking at the same amount of work for both types of materials. Both materials need to be appropriately secured. You can get vinyl in panels that interlock together, so that’s easier.

Other than that, you may want to reinforce larger panels with an aluminum backing to make them that much more secure. Wood is more substantial, so it doesn’t require this step.

Or, why not make it even easier on yourself and let us worry about installing it for you?

Types of Fences

You get a wide range of choice. Here are some options:

  • An ordinary but pretty picket fence
  • Large privacy panels
  • Interlocking beams
  • A post and rail fence

There are tons of options to choose from here. If it can be made into a fence, you’ll find it.

Final Notes

There’s no denying that wood is a timeless classic. That said, for our money, we’d rather keep it on the inside of our homes. It’s much easier to maintain if it’s not exposed to the elements.

Vinyl may be pricier upfront, but there’s practically no upkeep down the line. In our books, that, and its durability, make it the clear winner.

Customer Reviews

All County Fence Contractors

Customer Reviews

Alyse Perfetto 09/05/2020

From start to finish, working with this company was a pleasure. The salesman Tyler was very knowledgeable. From the time we had the consultation to the finished product was about a month which was faster than I anticipated. The installers were also very efficient and friendly. They didn’t even mind when I had to let my dogs out in the yard. Overall it was a great experience and my fence looks great. Thank you.

Jesse 06/22/2020

Steve and company were great. Reasonable price was worth every penny. Answered all questions and went above and beyond to make the fence look great. Could not be happier with process and results.

Dan Sealock 07/20/2020

Steve was very helpful thru the entire process, he stayed in contact with me and if he didn’t answer my phone call he quickly returned my call. The job was so well done several neighbor are now requesting estimates from Steve.

Daniel Healy 02/12/2020

Everyone I dealt with is an expert in their job. This made the process very smooth and transparent. They answered all of my questions immediately and patiently. There were zero surprises. The whole thing went like clockwork.

I confidently recommend them to anyone who is interested in having a fence installed.

Alex potter 12/12/2019

These guys are awesome from start to end. He was very professional with us and gave us exactly what we wanted from our modern style front fencing. He provided fast response and solid communication. The workers were polite and did an amazing job. We only had the fence for less than a week and plenty of compliments from neighbors and family. Will definitely go with them again for our backyard fence and other future needs. Highly Recommended!

Francis Brewer 09/12/2019

Absolutely incredible experience. Everything from the initial sales call, the options they offered compared to their competition and all the way until paying the bill was absolutely perfect. Good people, very considerate of all our plants and very attentive to our needs. Hi integrity. They built a fence that will be here for more years then we will be in this house. But if we ever need another one we will certainly call them again.

Wilma Knight 09/12/2019

Bart just completed a good neighbor fence for me and I am so pleased and impressed with his work. Instead of just putting up a straight fence, he staggered the height giving the fence just a little extra beauty and interest. That combined with his reasonable pricing has left me feeling very satisfied and confident that I have a great vendor to go to next time I need fence work done. He is very pleasant to deal with.