A good quality fence acts as the first line of defense against intruders, maintains your property’s aesthetic beauty and adds value to your property if you choose to rent or sell it. Wood plastic composite (WPC) has gained popularity among homeowners due to its affordability, durability, weather proof and environment friendly nature among other benefits.
If you are wondering if composite fencing is a worthy investment and how long it can serve your property, read on.
Composite Fence Components
Composite fencing is made of materials that ensure it is light weight, waterproof and moldable among other properties. These materials include:
Recycled wood: The recycled wood fibers gives the fence a natural wooden look which adds beauty and complement a garden’s natural surroundings.
Recycled Plastics: The thermoplastic products strengthened by wood pulp help add desirable properties such as durability, stability, resistance to mold and makes it waterproof.
Ultra-violet Agents: Composite fences are made of ultra-violet agent and unique UV stabilizers which are non-hazardous to reduce fading effects by making the fence UV-resistant.
Pigments: Composite fences come in virtually any color you would like and during manufacturing, pigments, antioxidants and lubricants are added to make the material stronger.
Benefits Of Composite Fences
Below are some of the benefits of using a composite fence:
– Gives your home a stylish, natural, authentic wood finish with no fixing visible.
– You can choose the height you wish for your fence.
– Very durable and long lasting due to its rigidity.
– Easy to maintain, requires little or no maintenance.
– Made from recycled material hence environmental friendly.
– Mold and rot resistance.
– Does not splinter.
– Made in a British design.
How Long Do Composite Fences Last?
Due to the materials used to make the composite fence, they tend to have a service life of about fifty years but lasts on average for about twenty years. You may be forced to put up a replacement if the fence is damaged by very strong winds or storms but you need not worry about the fence being damaged by insects, mold or moisture as the material used is resistant to these.
The composite fences can withstand gale winds and are mostly preferred over natural wood fencing since they require less maintenance compared to the natural timber fences. While most homeowners choose to use composite fencing over the real wood fences due to low maintenance, you can still perform maintenance routinely by power washing it.