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    Vinyl Fencing Vs Composite Fencing

    Materials | February 19, 2018

    At Innovation Fencing Inc., we know that good fences make good neighbours. That is why we only carry the best vinyl fencing and composite fencing products on the market. If you are a homeowner who is thinking about replacing your old wood fence with something more reliable, here are some of the differences between vinyl fencing and composite fencing products.

    The Benefits of Vinyl Fencing

    Vinyl fencing is perfect for homeowners who are looking for a more modern fence style that is both affordable and easy to maintain. Standard, smooth finish vinyl fencing in basic colour tones is also much more budget conscious than any composite fencing. Some of the main benefits of choosing vinyl fencing include:

    Easy Installation

    Vinyl fences are made from prefabricated PVC parts that are designed to easily slide into place. This means that not only is vinyl fencing fast and easy to install but also that it does not need to be painted, stained, or sealed at any point. Vinyl fencing also offers the lowest installation costs when compared to composite and many other modern fencing products.

    Easy Maintenance

    Since vinyl fencing has very a very low rate of thermal expansion and contraction with the changes in the weather and will not oxidize or rust like some types of metal, it is extremely easy to maintain. Every now and then, spray the fence down with a garden hose and gently wipe it with a carwash brush and some soap in order to prevent dirt buildup and to keep your fence looking like new.

    Long Lifespan

    Vinyl fencing is made from a strong, durable material that can last for generations. Many manufacturers will even offer lifetime, transferrable warranties, so you will not have to stress over needing a new fence a few years down the line.


    Vinyl fencing products are made from synthetic materials that will not chip, crack, peel, or blister. This type of fencing will also never attract mold, mildew, or pests, and, thanks to advancements in technology, it will be able to stand up to most storms. All of the vinyl fencing products from Innovation Fencing are rated higher than needed to withstand the mild BC environment, being designed for much more extreme climates across the continent.

    The Benefits of Composite Fencing

    Composite fencing products are commonly made from recycled wood/wheat straw and plastics, making them completely eco-friendly. Some of the main benefits of composite fencing include:

    Weather Resistant

    Composite fencing is weather resistant, which means that it will not split or warp due to UV rays or extreme weather conditions. This type of fencing is also waterproof, making it the ideal choice for fences around swimming pools or along the beach.


    All composite fencing products are constructed from 100% recycled materials and do not contain any harsh chemicals, making them completely safe for the environment and animals.

    Easy Installation

    Much like with vinyl fencing, composite fencing is designed to allow for fast and easy installation, often coming in prepackaged kit forms that include everything needed for installation purposes.

    Low Maintenance

    Composite fencing can easily be cleaned with soap and water and will never require any oil or painting throughout its entire lifespan.

    Vinyl and Composite Fencing Products from Innovation Fencing

    Quality vinyl and composite fencing both serve essentially the same purpose, and they are both beautiful maintenance free products that will provide you with a lifetime of hassle-free fencing. In the end, choosing between vinyl fencing and composite fencing will come down to the look you want and the budget you have to work with.

    If you would like to learn more about the differences between vinyl fencing and composite fencing, or if you are interested in one of our products for homeowners, building/property managers, or developers, please contact Innovation Fencing at 604-744-1144 or by filling out a contact form on our website.