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What Is The Difference Between PVC and Vinyl Fence?

What Is The Difference Between PVC and Vinyl Fence?


Vinyl vs. PVC: What's the difference? Learn the answer to this trick question on Artistic Fence's website

What Is PVC?

PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride. It is tough, chemically resistant synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl chloride. If you’ve done any home improvement projects with piping, flooring, or sheeting, you’ve probably used PVC. Homeowners and business owners alike opt for PVC over other construction materials because of low production costs, high strength-to-weight ratio, and long lifespan. 

What Is Vinyl?

Vinyl refers to synthetic man-made plastic materials made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chloride (found in salt). There are a few different types of vinyl, including polyvinylidene chloride, polyvinyl acetate, and polyvinyl alcohol. Can you guess another type of popular vinyl? It’s polyvinyl chloride, or PVC! 

diagonal lattice white pvc vinyl fence from Artistic Fence

Why Choose PVC Vinyl Fences?

PVC is the main ingredient in vinyl fencing. That’s why a lot of people in the industry use the terms interchangeably. It helps to think of vinyl as a general term and PVC as just one product. 
Although confusing to understand at first, PVC vinyl fences are one of the most popular types of fences, and with good reason. Here are the three main benefits of a PVC vinyl fence and why they’re one of the most popular fence types we install.

1. Durability

We think the biggest benefit to PVC vinyl fences is there durability. PVC fences are resistant to both biologically and chemical breakdowns. Given proper treatment (and they don’t need a lot!) PVC vinyl fences can last anywhere from 20 to 30 years. New Paragraph

2. Low Maintenance

While wood fences can split, splinter, and warp throughout the years, vinyl fences do not. PVC fences are also easy-to-clean. Premium PVC vinyl fences don’t need to be cleaned all that often, but if you do need to give your fence a touch up, you can normally take care of it with a hose or simple house cleaner. Very rarely will PVC fence owners need to perform any other maintenance on their fencing. New Paragraph

3. Design

Just because you want a PVC vinyl fence doesn’t mean it has to look the same as everyone else’s! Sure, there are plenty of vinyl fences out there, but there are plenty of customizations you can choose from to make your fence your own. 
Like all fences, you can choose a height or heights that best fit your area. Another way to add a little customization to your vinyl fence is with a splash of color. You can do all white or all tan, or combine them to create a unique look. One last way our customers have gotten pretty creative with their PVC fencing is with lattice. We’ve installed vinyl fences with diagonal and vertical lattice before. If you’re thinking about adding a vinyl fence to your property, call the Artistic Fence office today to schedule a free estimate.

Artistic Fence Co.

Established in 1983, Artistic Fence is a locally owned and operated fencing company that has provided customers in the northern New Jersey area with long-lasting fences and home enclosures for over thirty-five years. That’s why we’re known as “The Good Fence People!” 

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