The periodic re-staining or re-painting of a wood fence is a tiresome task that most homeowners dread, especially when they look forward to an active retirement.
So, when Pulte Homes’ California Central Valley Division planned the construction of Woodbridge Community, a housing development for active adults aged 55 and better, in Manteca, they selected CertainTeed Bufftech® Chesterfield vinyl privacy fencing over traditional wood fencing.
“Our homeowners move to Woodbridge for the active lifestyle we offer,” says Carl Hansen, Vice President of Purchasing for Pulte Homes’ California Central Valley Division. “They’re more interested in fitness, social clubs and activities than worrying about home maintenance. Re-staining a wood fence only takes time away from their busy retirement schedule, so we believed that a good vinyl fence would be the best choice. We looked at all the different brands, and received some great reviews on the CertainTeed Bufftech Chesterfield. We wanted a good product for a good price, and I believe that’s what we found.”
Woodbridge is the Central California Valley Division’s first Del Webb Community, one of numerous Pulte-built active retirement communities throughout the country. Upon completion in 2008, Woodbridge will consist of approximately 1,400+ homes, and a myriad of recreational amenities such as tennis, softball, bocce, an 18-hole professional putting course, a catch-and-release lake, and a 28,000-square-foot clubhouse featuring indoor and outdoor swimming, a fitness center, exercise studio and indoor walking track.
With so many homes to outfit, Pulte Homes has ordered more than 18 miles of Bufftech Chesterfield fence in Natural Clay for its low gloss and natural earth tone. “This will provide excellent exposure for the CertainTeed vinyl fence product, as well as much satisfaction for the future homeowners at Woodbridge,” says Chris Bourque, Director of Marketing, CertainTeed for Fence, Railing and Decking.
“Bufftech Chesterfield gives homeowners the classic visual appeal of a wood privacy fence, with lower maintenance, more durability and greater longevity. We believe these qualities will make Bufftech Chesterfield a perfect fit for Woodbridge Community, and we’re happy to be a part of the project,” he says.
Contributing to the traditional appeal of Bufftech Chesterfield vinyl privacy fence is its unique Classic Curve Deco Rail component, featuring the distinctive look of crown molding, but with more prominent shadow lines. Other features of Bufftech Chesterfield include a pre-formed channel that allows for fast and easy picket installation and a steel reinforced bottom rain that enhances strength and durability. Bufftech Chesterfield is available in a variety of popular colors — White, Tan, Grey and Clay — and is backed by a Lifetime Warranty, including SureStart™ coverage in the unlikely event a manufacturing defect should occur within the early years following installation.