5 Fantastic Benefits of Using uPVC Fencing at Your House

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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There's a reason why the uPVC fence is so popular.

Read about the benefits of uPVC fencing.

When it comes to fences and garden gates, wood seems to be a distant memory.

Today, UPVC fencing is the preferred material, but have you ever questioned why?

uPVC fence and gates provide features that conventional wooden fencing and gates do not.

What Is uPVC Fencing?

Unplasticized polyvinyl chloride is referred to as UPVC.

As the name implies, it is free of phthalates and BPA, making it an environmentally friendly product that retains the advantages of a vinyl window frame.

Due to its thermal efficiency and durability, UPVC is a sturdy material often used in fencing.

Additionally, UPVC materials have the following benefits:

  • Maintenance costs are significantly reduced with a less porous surface.
  • Exceptional energy efficiency
  • Increased longevity to decades
  • Rigid and non-flexible
  • High resilience to the impact
  • The frame is bright white and will retain its colour over time.
  • Recyclable material

It’s Low Maintenance

You're a busy individual who lacks the time necessary to maintain your new fence.

To keep a uPVC fence's high-quality finish, rinse it down with a hose or warm soapy water.

There is no need for substantial maintenance or painting, treating or sealing.

This fencing is virtually maintenance-free.

It’s Durable Fencing

While the wooden fence has stood the test of time, uPVC fencing is five times stronger and four times more flexible than wood.

It is more resilient and resistant to blistering, to moisture, does not corrode, decay, or rust in the same manner as timber fencing or a metal fence does.

Because of these characteristics, uPVC fences can survive coastal high winds, bending rather than shattering as wooden fencing does.

As a result, it is perfectly suited for coastal areas.

It’s Weatherproof And Environmentally Friendly

This fencing stands up remarkably well in the harshest weather situations.

Unlike conventional wood fences, it is entirely waterproof, meaning that it doesn’t decay or rot after prolonged exposure to the weather elements like rain and snow.

Because PVC fence does not need staining or treatment, you won't have to worry about chemicals leaking and contaminating the local water supply or ruining your flowerbed.

Available In A Variety Of Colours

PVC fence comes in a variety of decorative designs to suit any requirement.

Picket fences are a great way to define or separate garden sections while still providing access to them.

Privacy fencing and semi-privacy walls are sturdy on the bottom to prevent neighbours from looking into private areas.

PVC fencing with semi-privacy generally features an aperture or semi-opening above the solid region, such as lattice.

A Ranch-rail fence is an excellent alternative for extensive areas on your property since the horizontal rails allow for huge openings.

It’s Easy to Install

It is possible to install a uPVC fence on your own; however, it usually requires moderate ability.

For picket fences, all you have to do is pound anchor pipes into the ground with a sledgehammer, place the fence posts over the pipes, and then put the rails and pickets together.

However, a special post-hole digger and quick-set cement are often required for a higher installation.

Professional fence contractors are frequently the best choice for this work.

Since uPVC fences are created similarly to wooden panels and are made to measure, installation time is reduced.

Final Word

uPVC fencing is a fantastic product with many benefits.

Whether you want a traditional-style fence or something more modern or bespoke, uPVC fencing is an appealing addition to any house or garden.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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