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freemexy Aug 14 '19
The Advantages and Disadvantages of PVC Vinyl Fences

Are you exploring alternatives to traditional wood fencing? Then vinyl fences could be the answer for you. But first, consider their advantages and disadvantages.

While much fencing designed for privacy or decoration has traditionally been made of wood, PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) fences have become quite popular. But like any other material, it has both benefits and drawbacks.cheap plastic picket fence

Reader, Joanne reminded me of that final disadvantage. She says that her neighbor installed a white PVC vinyl fence for privacy along with their property line. "Within a year," reports Joanne, "the north side which faces my front door (my home is sideways on my lot) had green and black stains all over it. It is a mess now" (see picture above).

The good news is that it is not difficult to clean off such staining on a vinyl fence, although it is, indeed, bothersome. Just bring out a soft cloth, a pail of warm water, a bottle of dish-washing liquid, and a garden hose. Hose down your fencing to remove the majority of the stains. To clean off the rest, squeeze some of the dish-washing liquid into the pail and mix it into the water. Then dip your cloth into the pail, and proceed to scrub the fencing down. Finish by rinsing off your PVC vinyl fence with the hose.