No fence is complete without a way to secure it closed. In upcoming posts we will be looking at the various types of gate latches. As you local Charlotte fence company we can help you find the right latch for your gate.
When you live or install fencing in the hotter areas of the US like the south, the sun’s rays are a powerful element testing force which can fade both wood and vinyl. Up till now the “weathered” look would require replacement or painting. Our Paramount vinyl fencing was made to combat this very issue. This fencing is designed to not corrode and is fade resistant. This is one tough fence. It’s designed to look great much longer for your enjoyment. Yet another cost cutting factor to consider.
Most of our vinyl fencing will provide homeowners and fencing contractors many benefits, but the Paramount line of vinyl fencing really takes quality to the next level.
Want to know why moms love Eco stone Fence from SimTek. We think it’s a great option for the look of a natural stone fence too.
In a previous article, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of using wood fences. In later years, other materials have been deemed suitable for fencing. Vinyl fences were introduced in the market in the 1980s.
In this article, we will see how wood fences compare with its vinyl counterpart. Let’s discuss how each one performs on these three fields: sturdiness, maintenance, and cost.
Wood can last over 20 years with yearly treatment, but without regular maintenance, your fence boards can easily break down and crack in just a few years. Wood is prone to pest and termite attacks too and the boards can also be warped or distorted over time if no treatment for moisture and for weather changes have been made.
Going all-natural also means that the fencing will be predisposed to rot and decay but if you opt for stronger types of wood (cedar and redwood), you might be able to make them last for years as long as you take proper care.
Vinyl, on the other hand, does not break down nor split over time. Weather changes, rotting, termites, pests, and decay do not affect the material. Vinyl fences don’t require special procedures to protect it from dry rot or fungus. Vinyl offers homeowners a natural look that is nearly impossible to tell the difference. Our Prestige line of fencing is a great example of how vinyl fencing can look as natural as wood. It also offered the added benefit of long-lasting, low-maintenance durability.
THIS MATCH GOES TO: In terms of sturdiness for a longer period of time, vinyl wins.
Because of its organic nature, wood is considered as a high maintenance material. Especially with fences, the boards are subject to rain, heat, moisture, and rotting. Check out your local market and you’ll find several coating, treating, and repainting solutions that you can do to ensure your fence will last a long time. When it comes to repair, it’s easy to pull off a rotting board and replace with a new lumber.
When you opt to go with vinyl, the only maintenance you will ever need to do is to occasionally dust it off to remove dirt. Because vinyl is glossy and non-porous, dirt can easily slide away when it rains. In cases of extreme temperatures, vinyl can bend and you might have to replace the boards. Unlike wood where you can just replace a board, vinyl might need a more extensive repair and you might be replacing an entire section instead of a few boards.
THIS MATCH GOES TO: We don’t want anything that’s high maintenance. We choose vinyl.
In the long run, vinyl fencing is the lower cost winner. Depending on your style choice, Yes, wood may in some cases be cheaper upfront than vinyl. However, unless you want a yard full of rotting wood fencing, you MUST take into consideration the repainting jobs and the maintenance procedures that you would have to pay for in the future, .
When it comes to cost, it will be good to answer the following questions:
- Are you fencing an area of considerable size?
- Are you going to stay in your home for the next 5 to 10 years and more?
- Is the fencing area small?
THIS MATCH GOES TO: We can give the win to vinyl fencing. Wood is cheaper upfront but vinyl is the most economical choice if you think in terms of future expenses. You will have to make a choice depending on what your project circumstances are.
In the areas we’ve discussed above, choosing vinyl fences prove to be more beneficial than wood.
For questions or inquiries, give us a call today at World Class Fencing: (704) 662-9600
Here’s an interesting video on installing vinyl fencing
In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence.
1. Use an electric jackhammer to cut away part of the asphalt driveway at the first gatepost location.
2. Stretch a taut mason line from the first post location to establish the position of the second post.
3. Use a posthole digger to excavate a 30-inch-deep posthole for each gatepost.
4. Slide an aluminum I-beam into each vinyl post and secure them with ¾-inch self-tapping screws.
5. Pour one 80-pound bag of concrete into a wheelbarrow, add six pints of water, and mix well with a shovel.
6. Dump two full shovels of concrete into the first hole.
7. Set an aluminum-fortified vinyl gatepost in the hole and plumb it with a level.
8. Shovel more concrete around the post, filling the hole to within 3 inches of grade.
9. Tamp down the concrete with a steel bar, then smooth the concrete with a trowel.
10. Repeat Steps 6 through 9 to install the second gatepost.
For the ful article visit: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,20955543,00.html
Every day we are amazed, honored and proud that people looking for vinyl fencing or aluminum fencing in the Charlotte NC area come to us for their residential and commercial needs. We pride ourselves on not just having the best products, but customer service is also our main goal. We value our reputation. It means everything to us. That’s why when someone takes the times to write a
We pride ourselves on not just having the best products, but customer service in the industry. We value our reputation. It means everything to us. That’s why when someone takes the times to write a review about our business online we just want to shout about it from the rooftops.
Recently we got just such a review on Facebook and wanted to share it with you. It reads.
“We found World Class Fence Distributors via a Google search and found their product and customer service to be fantastic. We highly recommend using them. Ordering was easy, delivery on time and accurate. They even follow up to make sure we received everything. Thank you for truly living up to you name. We will definitely make all our fencing purchases from World Class Fence Distributors.” – Jack R., Charleston, SC
Thank you, Jack, for taking the time to let us and other’s know about your buying experience with World Class Fence Distributors.
When considering the balance of ascetics vs durability when choosing fencing materials you may consider wood vs vinyl fencing. Both have pros and cons. So let’s take a look at the pros and cons of wood fencing.
Pros of Wood Fences:
- A traditional and classic look.
- A wider varieties of colors.
- Easy to personalize the look of wood fences with planters and other decorations such as stenciling patterns.
Cons of Wood Fences:
- Lots of maintenance to prevent fungus, yearly repainting or staining.
- Vulnerability to termites and other pest.
- Wood rot.
- Without improper installation, the posts for wood fences tend to sink below ground level which can warp the fence.
In an upcoming fencing article we will compare wood fencing vs vinyl fencing. If you have questions you’d like answers to now, give Charlotte’s Leading fencing supplier, World Class Fencing a call today at (704) 662-9600
If you have a home or commercial property and are looking for the best supplier of excellent quality fencing at the lowest prices..
Then give the Best Fencing supply company in Charlotte North Carolina a call at (704) 662-9600. We are World Class Fence Distributors and we’ve been proudly serving the greater Charlotte North Carolina homeowners and contractors for years.
We offer a full line of aluminum and vinyl fencing supplies for what ever fencing project you are building be it a pool fence or privacy fence. Check out our website or give us a call. We can supply you with top quality fences from Caps, post, pannels, rails and all the accesories you could need.
We work closly with our contractor partners to help you be as competivly priced in the market. We also offer financing options and the best warranties in the industry.
Call World Class Fence Distributors now to speak with one of our customer service representatives at (704) 662-9600 We look for forward to helping you with all your fencing needs.
The New Program at World Class Fence Distributors Will Lead to Lower Prices and Increased Profitability
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 18, 2015 World Class Fence Distributors, a Charlotte fence supply company, is pleased to announce a new Contractor Partner Program that is designed to result in lower prices and increased profitability.
As Mark Kennedy, owner of World Class Fence Distributors noted, the new program is aimed at contractors, installers and other professionals throughout the continental United States who are contracted to install fencing.
In order to make the Contractor Partner Program as easy to use as possible, Kennedy said the company website was recently updated to make it more user friendly for ordering vinyl fencing, aluminum fencing, fencing accessories and rails.
The key benefits of the program are to provide the contractor with the best pricing possible, to expedite the ordering process and to have pricing, specifications and other information readily available,” Kennedy said, adding that the company was inspired to start the Contractor Partner Program to provide their contractors with ease of access to their pricing and specifications.
“We realize that when contractors are seeking pricing time is of the essence.”
Professionals who become part of the program will also have access to the dedicated and friendly staff at World Class Fence Distributors; they will do everything they can to ensure program members receive the best prices and fastest delivery.
From vinyl and aluminum fencing and a complete line of accessories, Kennedy said the company’s contractor partners will find everything they need to complete any job, big or small.
Anybody who would like to learn more about World Class Fence Distributors is welcome to visit their newly-updated website. There, they can read more about their fencing product as well as the new Contractor Partner Program.
About World Class Fence Distributors:
At World Class Fence Distributors they are first in class and first in service providing aluminum and vinyl fencing. The owners of World Class Fencing Distributors have 40-plus years of experience in the fencing industry and today they offer many styles and sizes on a national level. They invite customers to experience quality and professionalism that World Class Fence Distributors has to offer. For more information, please visit http://worldclassfencedistributors.com
World Class Fence Distributors
795 Oakridge Farm Highway, Suite B
Mooresville, NC 28115
DID YOU KNOW?
The world’s largest fence as recorded by Guinness World Records is 3437 miles long. It stands at 6 feet high and a foot below ground. Or otherwise known to Australians as the Dingo Barrier Fence. This make it not just the longest fence in the world, but also one of the longest structures in the world.
According to Wikipedia:
The Dingo Fence or Dog Fence is a pest-exclusion fence that was built in Australia during the 1880s and finished in 1885, to keep dingoes out of the relatively fertile south-east part of the continent (where they had largely been exterminated) and protect the sheep flocks of southern Queensland.
NO! The Dingo Won’t Get Your Baby
But it may get your sheep. the fence has helped reduce losses of sheep to predators such as the Dingo. In just one station, Dingos killed over 11,000 sheep in less than a year. Those are some hungery dingos!
The fence was made mostly of high wire mesh about 5 feet tall. Some areas to the south in Australia are made of a multi-strand electric fence.
We have to say, from one Fencing Company to another, that’s a heck of a fence. If your home or commercial structure has a need for a slightly shorter fence, then give us a call. We have the fencing supplies and accessories to finish most any job.