Vinyl vs. Wood Fence: Making The Right Choice
When evaluating fencing options for your events, you want to choose a fence that will withstand the weather and crowds and look great. Most decisions come down to selecting a vinyl vs. wood fence for picket-style fencing.
When you compare the two side-by-side, you can easily see that vinyl fences are a longer-lasting, aesthetically pleasing choice for fencing than wood. Let's explore why.
Vinyl fences are lighter than wooden fences
We know how many materials, decorations, and equipment your teams have to lift and carry during event set-up and tear down. Vinyl fences lighten the load, so to speak, for your teams because they are incredibly lightweight and can be moved and carried from place to place easily.
Sometimes events require last-minute reconfiguration of spaces. VIP areas need to be moved, or the weather requires event teams to erect a tent where your fence currently sits. Vinyl fencing is a convenient option in these circumstances because absolutely anyone on your team can move it.
Wooden fences are heavier and only skilled installers should handle them to avoid damaging their delicate frame.
A vinyl fence requires no maintenance
Vinyl fences require very little, if any, maintenance. They are easy to clean with a quick wipe-down or wash with a hose and won't rust. With wooden fences, paint can chip which requires an entirely new coat of paint.
Wooden fences are also harder to clean because the fence material is more porous, allowing dirt, grass stains, and food and beverage spills to penetrate and stain. To clean wooden fences, they must be pressure treated, which is time-consuming and expensive to rent or buy the necessary equipment.
Vinyl fences are more durable
Wooden fences tend to warp, splinter and decay when used long term. Of course, this depends on the type of wood used to construct the fence. Most wooden fences are made of cedar, pine, or redwood. Pine is the lowest-cost option and is frequently used for picket-fence-style event fencing.
Because of their low quality, wooden fences are susceptible to the issues described above, plus the risk of invasive insects like termites. The other issue with wooden fences is that you typically have to replace the fence entirely when damage occurs.
On the other hand, Vinyl fences can withstand the elements and last much longer, up to 20 years in most cases. If damage occurs to a vinyl fence panel, you can simply replace that panel with a new one.
While vinyl fences tend to be more expensive than wood, you save money in the long run because they are less costly to maintain and last for years.
For appearance, choose vinyl over wood
There is no competition when it comes to appearance and the type of fence you choose. Vinyl fences look great because they hold a shine and are easy to clean and keep their shape.
At Mod-Fence, we know how important aesthetics are when planning an event. You want to delight your guests or at the very least, create a space that feels inviting, clean, and thoughtfully designed. Don't let fencing be an afterthought.
We've all been to events where event organizers used a rickety old wooden picket fence to create a barrier or queue. This can bring down the entire ambiance of the space. While fencing may be a small part of the overall look and feel, it can change the mood entirely if done right (or wrong).
Pair vinyl fencing with a beautiful, branded carpet or turf floor and you have just taken your event from "nice" to "WOW!"
We want to help you create a fantastic space at your next event. Whether you need fencing for line queues, VIP areas, brand or trade show booths, our vinyl fence panels and kits are durable, lightweight, easy to maintain, and help your event shine!