When installing a new fence or replacing an old one, the choice of fencing material is one of the most important decisions you face. Each type of material has advantages and disadvantages, including maintenance, life span, suitability to both the site and any neighborhood codes, as well as the cost of installation. Composite is a popular choice as it combines the best of wooden and plastic fencing.
While many homeowners naturally think of wood as their first choice for fencing material, there are some disadvantages. Wood fences can warp or crack, requiring repair. They also need periodic staining or painting to keep them looking their best. However, composite materials provide some of the advantages of wood without the maintenance drawbacks.
Another advantage of composite fencing is that it won’t splinter like natural wood. This makes it a safer alternative during installation and also in areas where people might come into contact with your fence.
Composed of a mix of wood fiber dust and recycled plastics, composite won’t rot, split, or warp. That makes it wind-resistant and virtually invulnerable to most normal weather conditions.
Not only is composite fencing made from recycled materials, but it requires no preservatives or insect repellants. Additionally, it can be recycled again at the end of its useful lifespan.
Due to their lightweight composition, composite panels are easy to work with. They are designed to simply slot together. This enables a solid privacy fence to be constructed in a fraction of the time as other fencing materials.
As previously mentioned, one of the biggest advantages of composite fencing is ease of maintenance. Composite is highly resistant to rot, mold, and other types of deterioration that require ongoing work. That makes it easier to maintain your curb appeal. Aside from an occasional wash with some soap and a hose, composite fencing is virtually maintenance-free.
Trex fencing, the composite brand First Fence of Georgia most often installs for homeowners, comes with a 25-year warranty. This allows for greater peace of mind
If you’re unsure if composite fencing is right for you, or have more questions about materials, design or installation, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help. Click here to schedule a consultation, or call us at (770)-422-9996.