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Dani00518
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PVC Vs. Wood Fence

DH and I are in a disagreement over which type of fence.....could you please list the pros and cons of each so that way I could try to persuade him to see my sideChat Icon

Posted 4/7/08 3:20 PM
 
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bicosi
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

PVC all the way. lasts longer, sturdier, easier to clean, no maintenance.

Posted 4/7/08 3:25 PM
 

Dani00518
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by bicosi

PVC all the way. lasts longer, sturdier, easier to clean, no maintenance.



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Posted 4/7/08 3:26 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

I would say PVC also. I have wood now and can't wait to change it.

Posted 4/7/08 3:28 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by Mrs-D-Girl

I would say PVC also. I have wood now and can't wait to change it.



Me too! PVC all the way. Yes it costs more, but in the long run the PCD last a very long time. All you have to do is hose it off sometimes. And I just think it looks nicer then wood, imo. GL!

Posted 4/7/08 3:30 PM
 

bicosi
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by Dani00518

Posted by bicosi

PVC all the way. lasts longer, sturdier, easier to clean, no maintenance.



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I take it that your hubby prefers the wood fence? tell him that he will need to polyurethane the fence yearly so it doesn't tarnish lol

Posted 4/7/08 3:31 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

We have wood, and I replaced parts of it with wood for a few reasons. Mainly, I couldn't afford to replace everything with PVC at the time. It was a lot cheaper to just buy a few pieces at a time and swap out the old, rotting pieces with newer pieces.

However, given a choice, I'd rather have the PVC for the longevity, low maintenance and look factors. With wood, you either paint/stain it every year or two, or let it turn an ugly (IMO) greyish color....

I love the look of brand-new wood fencing, but that only lasts a year, then you're stuck with grey fence for the next 10 years (if it doesn't rot earlier)

Posted 4/7/08 3:35 PM
 

NYGirl
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

I totally agree with PVC being maintenance free....but I choose wood. Sure it takes a little work but I feel that it looks much more natural and blends better in a backyard landscape. JMO

Message edited 4/7/2008 3:51:04 PM.

Posted 4/7/08 3:50 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Unless you do it yourself, only need a very small section or get the basic wood, wood is now almost as much as PVC fences.

We got a PVC.

- last longer (no warping of wood, rotting, painting, etc..)
- virtually no maintenance
- Just a bit higher $ than wood (price of wood has increased a lot in the last 1-2 years).

Posted 4/7/08 4:17 PM
 

Lucky09
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Sorry to hijack -- How long does a PVC fence typically last compated to wood?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 4/7/08 4:47 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by Mrs-D-Girl

I would say PVC also. I have wood now and can't wait to change it.



Ditto!!!!

Posted 4/7/08 5:01 PM
 

bicosi
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by Lucky09

Sorry to hijack -- How long does a PVC fence typically last compated to wood?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!



I hate to sound silly but practically forever!

Posted 4/7/08 5:06 PM
 

mrsmck
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

We're definitely going with PVC to replace the gates. The wood is all rotted and the broken slats keep falling over, making for a not-so-pretty look. Chat Icon

Posted 4/7/08 5:08 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

You can't put up a PVC fences in a California subdivision but the idea is good...

Posted 4/7/08 5:24 PM
 

bicosi
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by Acerone

You can't put up a PVC fences in a California subdivision but the idea is good...



You can't do them in TX either. Stinks.

Posted 4/7/08 5:36 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by bicosi

Posted by Lucky09

Sorry to hijack -- How long does a PVC fence typically last compated to wood?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!



I hate to sound silly but practically forever!



Forever sounds great to me! Thanks!!!

Posted 4/7/08 6:50 PM
 

TJLealand3
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Uh PVC kind of a no brainer

Posted 4/7/08 8:47 PM
 

Dani00518
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by TJLealand3

Uh PVC kind of a no brainer



Uh...maybe a no brainer for you but obviously not everyone

Posted 4/8/08 8:19 AM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

I personally do not like the look of PVC, but it seems like it's just me.

Posted 4/8/08 8:26 AM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

I am debating this myself right now.
PVC might last longer, but when it is time to take it down and replace it, what happens to it? Wood fencing is biodegradable, plastic is not.
On the other hand, getting wood fence is cutting down trees. However I would only get fencing that comes from a managed forest.

Posted 4/8/08 10:20 AM
 

snowboardgirl
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by Erica

I personally do not like the look of PVC, but it seems like it's just me.



not just you. I HATE PVC! looks so fake. I like a natural look.

Posted 4/8/08 12:00 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by snowboardgirl

Posted by Erica

I personally do not like the look of PVC, but it seems like it's just me.



not just you. I HATE PVC! looks so fake. I like a natural look.

I really do not like the look of PVC either. I much prefer the look of wood - regardless of maintenance.

Posted 4/8/08 12:09 PM
 

Chrisnamy
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

I say PVC also. but make sure its from a good PVC Fence company.

Not all PVC is the same!

Posted 4/8/08 12:22 PM
 

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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by ~Colleen~

Posted by snowboardgirl

Posted by Erica

I personally do not like the look of PVC, but it seems like it's just me.



not just you. I HATE PVC! looks so fake. I like a natural look.

I really do not like the look of PVC either. I much prefer the look of wood - regardless of maintenance.



Same here. I would even rather have a chain link fence with some sort of privacy slats over a PVC fence.

Posted 4/8/08 9:21 PM
 

luckyinlove
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Re: PVC Vs. Wood Fence

Posted by dpli

Posted by ~Colleen~

Posted by snowboardgirl

Posted by Erica

I personally do not like the look of PVC, but it seems like it's just me.



not just you. I HATE PVC! looks so fake. I like a natural look.

I really do not like the look of PVC either. I much prefer the look of wood - regardless of maintenance.



Same here. I would even rather have a chain link fence with some sort of privacy slats over a PVC fence.



I also hate PVC. Wood looks much more natural in my opinion, but to each their own. Chat Icon

Posted 4/8/08 10:19 PM
 
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