So who could possibly compete with wood? Vinyl, that's who! First introduced in the 1980s, vinyl fencing lasts much longer than wood, requires virtually no maintenance, and won't be destroyed by wood's archenemies (termites, fungus, dry rot, and fire). However, vinyl is somewhat more expensive than

Natural wood fencing is less expensive on the front, but long term (10 plus years) vinyl fencing is the hands down winner! . pizza box A natural wood fence looks so nice and fresh when first installed, now give yourself six months and let's start spending some more of your money to keep it looking that way.

The cost reflects the design and type of wood used for fencing. The wood choices are usually Southern yellow pine, redwood, Douglas fir, red cedar and other cedars. Although vinyl fencing may be more expensive initially, if you incorporate the labor and cost of paint or stain over the years, vinyl can be less expensive.

Between the two, vinyl fences are the most maintenance-free, as PVC will not rot. Ranch and farm owners go for vinyl fences because the reduction of maintenance is far more important to them than other factors. Properly sealed wood will resist rot for a few seasons but will always need to be re-sealed.

Because this fence had to step down a slope, labor costs were more expensive. When time comes to budget for fencing on your project, the costs will vary according to the kind of fence you choose and the number of linear feet to be constructed. To shop for the best price, compare the two most common variables of very