5 Factors that Make Wood Fences a Thing of the Past

Aug 28, 2019 | VinylWood Slats

Wood fencing

Wood fences have long since been a go-to for many homeowners. However, over the years, many have noticed a few downfalls with this option that have caused them to turn to different fencing materials instead. 

As a fencing dealer, these are important facts for you to know—as well as the variety of other premium fence options you can provide for your customers. 

#1 – Dull or discolored wood

Ongoing weather and UV rays can discolor, bleach and wash out wood fences. That’s why it’s crucial to have them re-stained each year. This requires a lot of maintenance, which isn’t always convenient for customers. That’s why many are choosing lower-maintenance fence options like vinyl, ornamental, or Bufftech simulated stone and wood fencing

#2 – Mold and/or mildew growth

When wood fences are exposed to precipitation, sprinklers, and other moisture, the risk of mold and mildew growth is high—especially as the protective sealant wears off over time. This can deteriorate the fence and cause it to break down or sag. That’s why, again, low-maintenance, durable fencing options made of synthetic materials are steadily becoming more popular and practical.

#3- Rotting and insect damage

Wood fences have a tendency to splinter, rot, and be broken down by insects like termites. While wood is a beautiful material, its vulnerability makes it not-so ideal for many homeowners who wish to preserve their investment. Rather, offering products that look like stone or wood but without the maintenance and risk—like Bufftech simulated stone and wood fencing—can be a win-win for both you and your customers. 

#4 – Sagging wood fencing

When wood posts are weak or aren’t installed properly, they can begin to sag over time. Some wood fences even tend to fall over completely. Fencing options made and installed with more durable materials like reinforced galvanized steel are much more likely to stand the test of time and stay in place, no matter the weather or landscape.

#5 – Warped, damaged, or missing boards

A variety of factors can easily cause damage to wood fences—like wind, moisture, termites and other pests, heat, UV rays, and more. This can lead to a variety of unsightly imperfections. That’s why many customers are instead choosing fence options that maintain their look, integrity, and durability no matter the conditions.

Durable Fence Options For Your Customers

For the highest quality, longest lasting fences, choose PrivacyLink as your supplier. Our array of products are sure to meet the needs of your customers both now and in the years to come. 

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