Moisture & Insects Enhance Decay
Delignification is what happens when the wood is exposed to moisture over a long period. The tissue begins to break apart, causing the wood to lose its strength. Salt Water accelerates this process.
Wood-Boring Beetles are another problem common to wood fences. The tunnel through wood and lay their eggs inside of the wood. When the larva hatch, they eat away at the wood, causing your wooden structure to weaken.
Wood Finish Is Bad for the Environment
The best way to combat wood rot is to apply clear finishes such as lacquer or varnish. The problem is that these finishes contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which contribute to air pollution and can cause health problems.
Varnishes and lacquers are typically a mixture of harmful binders, making them highly durable. But these finishes have petroleum-derived solvent content that can be harmful to both you and the environment.
Simulated Wood Will Look Newer, Longer
Installing a fence is a great way to increase your home’s value. Fences add curb appeal, privacy and can keep your kids and pets safe when they’re playing in the yard.
Except if your fence is poorly maintained. Wood fences need to be treated, so they don’t rot and become an eyesore around your property. An unsightly fence could also potentially decrease the value of your property.
Vinyl wood will keep its newly-installed appearance for years to come. Taking a pressure washer to the panels each spring will ensure your fence looks new all year round.
Wood-Grain Vinyl Fences Are Backed by a Lifetime Warranty
There is an expiration date for wood. You can buy lumber of varying quality, so the exact date is different for every fence. Twenty years is usually how long wood fences will last with regular maintenance.
Vinyl can last up to 100 years. The longevity of this material is unmatched when it comes to fencing.
While an untreated wood fence may last 5-7 years, Vinyl Fence Wholesaler’s fences come with a 100% Backed Commercial Lifetime Warranty.