Trex Fiberglass Is Newest Fence Material

In our last post we discussed the evolution of PVC vinyl fencing with the addition of simulated wood grain and sturdier PVC fence posts.

In this post we will examine new composite plastic material used in Trex fencing.

Composite fencing material is created combining wood fibers — reclaimed from manufacturers and sawdust — and plastic in a proprietary process to create custom shaped pieces for each fence design.

The unique material is resistant to water, rot., heat, cold and insects. It is dense, making it strong, tested to sustain steady 110 mph winds and gusts up to 130 mph.

Color is typically added as part of the manufacturing process not added as an acrylic finish after the material is extruded. This means the color will last longer and suffer less wear. IN fact, the material is over pigmented so it will fade to its intended color. …

Evolution Of Vinyl Fencing

In our previous post we learned the origin of PVC fencing and the advantages vinyl fencing offers homeowners. In this post we’ll discuss the continued advances being made to vinyl fences.

The newest advance feeds the newest trend in vinyl fences, which is texture, mainly wood grain.

When PVC fencing first came to market the fence was smooth, whether the vinyl fence style was a picket fence, privacy fence, split rail or other type of fence.

But, in recent years, answering to what some homeowners sought in a fence, the industry began offering the option of simulated wood grain. …

What Are The Advantages Of PVC Fences?

Among the main fencing materials is PVC fencing. PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride, a material made from a combination of plastic and vinyl.

The material is extremely popular in plumbing because it doesn’t rust and can readily absorb shock.

While plumbers have been using the material for more than a half-century, PVC fencing was introduced in the marketplace in the 1980s, principally in the agricultural industry.

The key selling points were the fence’s durability and low maintenance. PVC doesn’t twist or warp and is resistant to wear and damage from climate. They are resistant to bugs and insects, as well.

PVC fences never have to be painted or stained, a plus for use on horse farms where white fences are desired. …

Choosing The Fence That’s Right For You

There are four main reasons homeowners typically look to install a fence in all or part of their property.

They are:

  • Containment. This fencing is designed to keep your children and/or pets in your yard. A wide variety of fence types can meet this need.
  • Security. This fence is designed to keep others out, including animals. This would include fencing around pools.
  • Privacy. These fences are installed to shield parts of a property from neighbors or passers by.
  • Decorative. This is when a fence is used as a design element for a house or landscaping. The same fence can serve another purpose, as well.

If you are thinking about building a fence for your backyard, around a pool or an entire property there are several factors to consider. …