When trying to decide what type of privacy fence to choose for your backyard fence or swimming pool fence, the two most popular styles are wood and vinyl. Here are some things to consider:
Vinyl fencing comes in many different colors such as white, grey, tan or wood grain. Vinyl picket fences and vinyl privacy fences don’t need painting or staining and can easily be cleaned by lightly power washing them to remove dirt, mold and mildew. They won’t crack or split under normal conditions and obviously won’t become home to termites or rot.
Vinyl fencing in some instances tends to cost a bit more but can last longer and does not need a lot of maintenance. They are attractive and come in a variety of styles and sizes including lattice panels, post and rail, arbors, pergolas and decorative vinyl fence gates.
Vinyl fences are not appropriate for all applications, for instance the professionals at Malone Fence Company do not recommend vinyl fencing for dumpster enclosures. They tend to take a lot of abuse and require a more time tested durable solution like chain link with privacy slats or wood on metal or steel framing.
Traditional wood fences are still very popular due to their classic look strength and durability. Wood fences we offer at Malone Fence Company are made of two main species of wood, cedar and pressure treated. Northern White Cedar and Western Red Cedar are the most common and are widely considered the best in the fence industry. They hold up well and are best suited for our harsh New England climate. Pressure treated wood is southern yellow pine grown in the Southeastern United States.
Wooden fences are more versatile than vinyl fences. A piece of wood can be cut, shaped or molded to almost any size or style. Cedar wood fences can also be sanded and stained at anytime, the choices you have of colors is virtually endless. You may also prefer to let your cedar fence weather to a natural grey color. If you are concerned about protecting your fence from water and harmful ultra violet rays we have staining products that can achieve that look while providing protection. Malone Fence Company offers staining of all our wooden fences, or we can power wash your existing wood fence and bring it back to life with a fresh coat of stain.
Don’t Sit on the Fence – Call Today
When deciding which fence to install, Malone Fence Company in Salem MA can help you decide what is right for your yard and family. We sell and install both vinyl and wood fencing. Call us today for a free estimate.
471 Highland Ave
Salem MA 01970