After entering the commercial marketplace in 2007, composite fencing has earned its reputation as a low-maintenance, environmentally friendly favorite. In just six years it’s easy to see why, since there are so many smart reasons to select composite fencing. Leesburg, VA, residents considering a new or replacement fence this season should take a good look at the advances in composite technology before a decision about which fence material will be best for their property.
In the December, 2012 issue of Fencepost Magazine, the feature article is about the rising popularity of composite fencing. Composites are materials manufactured in high-pressure molds, typically recycled plastic and wood, ground finely and fused by resins. The process creates a lightweight, weather-resistant, durable building material. With advances in technology the integrity of composite products has really improved, and the versatility of the material has translated into an amazing array of fence applications, and customers are taking notice.
What makes composite fencing so attractive? The primary reasons are the appeal of a low maintenance fence and a high percentage of recycled components. Combined, they equal a composite fence that lasts five times longer than other fence material that requires, at most, an annual power washing.
No doubt the earliest composites had extreme weather issues, but today’s generation of composite fences appear natural, strong, and versatile. The manufacturers have made significant improvements in the structure and finishing.
Most of the composite fencing products are:
- Easy to maintain – no sealing or painting
- Resistant to fading
- Resistant to mold, decay, and rot
- Impervious to insects
- Resistant to warping
- Not known to splinter or split
- Self-contained – require no special tools
- Often wind resistant
Prior skeptics can take heart – the wide selection of styles, colors, and finishes, and increased manufacturing refinement process means composite fences are near clones of wood fences at any normal distance. Besides, there are many other smart reasons to select composite fencing in Leesburg, VA.
Once you see the benefits, it will be hard to ignore that a composite fence installation, embraced by happy eco-enthusiasts and suburban homeowners everywhere, might just offer you the best of all worlds.