PVC fence — also known as vinyl fence — is manufactured from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a thermoplastic resin that’s combined with micro-ingredients to give PVC fence its distinctive color, texture, impact resistance, flexibility and durability. PVC fence is an excellent, low-maintenance alternative to wood fencing. Wood fences must be treated, painted or stained on a regular basis; in fact, the average wood fence owner can expect to spend time and money painting or staining every few years to maintain the fence’s appearance and to protect the wood from weathering. Wood that is exposed to the elements will eventually rot over time, resulting in a less stable fence with a shorter life span.
Read on to learn why a Bufftech® PVC fence is a smarter investment than wood fencing.
Virtually maintenance free
A Bufftech PVC fence requires far less maintenance than a wood fence. Vinyl won’t warp, rot, splinter, peel or blister like wood, and it never needs sanding, staining or painting. All it needs is an occasional washing with a garden hose to keep it looking its best.
Wide variety of styles, colors and textures
Bufftech leads the PVC fence industry with the widest array of styles, colors and textures. Our CertaGrain® authentic woodgrain texture recreates the look of natural wood fencing, while our CertaStucco™ fence offers an innovative alternative to traditional stucco walls.
Consistent color and fade protection
Stained and painted wood fencing will peel and chip, and the color will fade over time. With Bufftech PVC fence, the color is designed to last. Bufftech is the only PVC fence manufacturer to offer ColorLast™ dark color fade protection, an acrylic formulation that provides superior protection from the harsh rays of the sun.
Greater strength and flexibility
Bufftech PVC fence is up to five times stronger and four times more flexible than wood fencing, allowing it to absorb the impact from everyday run-ins with lawn mowers and tree limbs. Bufftech fence products feature a steel reinforced bottom rail for a stronger, more rigid fence, which reduces the chances of sagging or bowing.
All Bufftech PVC fence systems feature concealed fasteners for a sleek, clean finish. Wood fencing is installed with unsightly nails, which, when exposed to the elements, will weather, come loose and cause the fence to deteriorate over time. Loose nails are also a safety issue.
Routed rails and fence posts
Bufftech’s precision-routed rails ensure a safe, secure picket attachment and easy assembly. The routed fence posts provide a more secure connection than wood, allowing for thermal expansion season after season.
Building code compliant
Bufftech PVC fence is tested to the highest standards for performance. The Bufftech line includes styles approved for use around swimming pools and in high wind conditions (Miami-Dade County approved NOA#11-1028.05, expires 3-13-2013).
Lifetime limited warranty protection
Unlike wood fences, which generally carry no warranty, Bufftech PVC fence products are backed by an outstanding lifetime limited warranty and our exclusive SureStart™ protection, which covers warranted repair and replacement costs – including labor – for five years after installation.
CertainTeed has a complete line of PVC fence options to meet your every need.