Why Should I Buy A Vinyl Fence?

Fences come in many different shapes, styles, and materials. When choosing a fence, you should first ask yourself why you want a fence – is it for security, for the aesthetics, or for privacy? Whatever the reason, there is a fencing type offered by Aluminum Fences Direct that will likely fit your needs better than another.

Vinyl fencing, in particular, is extremely flexible in its shape, size, and intent. This makes it a good option for almost all scenarios. Aluminum Fences Direct offers seven different vinyl fence styles that will fit your needs.

Vinyl Privacy Fencing

Vinyl fence is without a doubt the go-to material for a privacy fence. Aluminum Fences Direct’s Vinyl Privacy Fence and Vinyl Privacy Fence with Lattice are wonderful options for the maximum level of privacy. The Vinyl Privacy Fence is a standard blank wall fence that completely blocks off your yard. Unlike other fence types, the vinyl panels are touching one another in a way that makes it impossible to peek in between the panels.

The Vinyl Privacy Fence with Lattice also has vertically touching panels and offers the same level of visual security but has an architectural checkered design that is a bit more aesthetically pleasing.

Vinyl privacy fencing may also come in handy if you have children that enjoy playing outdoors. The durability of a vinyl fence makes it a great target for a soccer ball. The strength of an vinyl fence is more than enough to hold up to that and more. In addition, vinyl fencing requires next to no maintenance – they are scratch resistant, don’t need painting or staining, are non-porous, and are incredibly easy to clean.

Vinyl Ranch Fencing

This type of vinyl fencing is iconic in rural areas and ranches. Back in the day, wood was predominantly the material used for ranch fencing. Unfortunately, wood is hard to maintain – it’s porous, hard to clean, and biodegrades over time. Vinyl fencing has quickly replaced wood fences as a more desirable fencing material that will last longer and requires less maintenance.

Ranch fencing offered by Aluminum Fences Direct comes in two styles: the Vinyl Ranch Rail – Crossbuck and the classic Vinyl Ranch Fence. The Vinyl Ranch Fence is both classic and iconic – it is offered with either two, three, or four horizontal rails to accommodate whatever needs you may have. The Vinyl Ranch Rail – Crossbuck is more ornate and aesthetically pleasing.

Ranch fencing is perfect for establishing a property boundary or keeping in pets like horses and livestock. Unfortunately, the large gaps between the horizontal rails don’t make it a great security or privacy option. Because of this, it’s a great option if you don’t want to obstruct the view of your yard.

Vinyl Picket Fencing

Picket fencing is the middle ground between ranch style fencing and privacy fencing. Picket offers a mix of privacy, security, and aesthetics. It says, ‘keep out’ in a friendly and effective manner. Picket fencing is ideal for folks who want to protect their property while staying welcoming and involved in the community.

Much like ranch-style fencing, picket fences used to be made predominantly of wood pickets. Wood degrades over time, needs to be painted or stained periodically, and is hard to clean. Vinyl is now the preferred material over wood for picket fences thanks to its durability, scratch resistance, and overall low maintenance requirements.

Vinyl picket fencing is ideal for keeping in small pets and keeping out pests and other intruders. In addition, it looks great!

Vinyl Pool Fencing

Vinyl Pool Code Picket Fences offered by Aluminum Fences Direct adheres to the rules, regulations, and recommendations of pool fencing safety standards. Pool fencing regulations vary slightly from state to state but are generally the same. Pool fencing regulations exist to establish a clear perimeter around your pool. It prevents children, adults, and even animals from accidentally wandering through your yard and falling into your pool.

Pros and Cons of Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl fencing has its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Take a look at the list below to help you decide if it’s the right material for you:


  • Scratch-resistant
  • Non-porous
  • Easy to clean
  • Does not need to be painted
  • Excellent curb appeal
  • Comes in many different varieties
  • Does not biodegrade or rust


  • Not the cheapest option
  • Prone to cracking
  • Not as durable as other fencing materials
  • Difficult to repair if it is damaged
  • Mold and mildew may permanently stain vinyl
  • A petroleum-based product


Since its creation in 1862 by a German chemist named Eugene Baumann, vinyl has quickly replaced traditional fencing materials such as wood. Vinyl fencing has a proven durability, is scratch resistant, doesn’t need to be painted, and doesn’t biodegrade like its wood counterpart. In addition, it has excellent curb appeal and is extremely versatile. 

If you are looking for a privacy fence, a ranch fence, a standard picket fence, or even a pool fence, then look no further than Aluminum Fences Direct for high-quality vinyl fences.

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