When thinking about a fence for your home in Florida, you might have skipped over vinyl as an option because you didn’t know as much about it, so you’re thinking about going with something more traditional, such as wood or aluminum fences.

Get ready to change your thinking about vinyl and vinyl fences. If you're looking for a fence that will stand the test of time, that will look great and that will be easy to maintain, it's time to rethink what you know about vinyl. Here are a few facts about vinyl fences that might surprise you.

1. Vinyl Fences Come in a Range of Styles

What comes to mind when you think about vinyl fences? You might envision a white fence that's designed to imitate the look of a classic picket fence.

While the traditional picket fence style is a popular vinyl fence option, there's much more to vinyl than pickets. If you're looking to get a little peace and quiet in your yard, you can pick a privacy fence made of vinyl. If you prefer a more rustic look, you can install a ranch-style post-and-rail fence.

If you want the look of stone or wood, without the maintenance, SimTek produces vinyl fences that are engineered to look like granite or to imitate wood grain.

2. Vinyl Fences Have a Lifetime Warranty

When you purchase a vinyl fence from Fence Outlet, it comes with a lifetime warranty against defects such as rotting, peeling, and corroding. If you sell your house after you install the vinyl fence, you can transfer to the warranty to a new owner once.

3. You Can Recycle Vinyl

One of the reasons why people often turn their noses up at vinyl is that it's not a natural material, like wood. There's a mistaken assumption that options like wood or aluminum or steel are more environmentally friendly.

That's not necessarily the case. Because vinyl is so durable and is covered by a lifetime warranty, it's not likely that you'll need to replace your fence any time soon. If you do get tired of your vinyl fence and want something new, it's possible to recycle the vinyl, so that it can be given a new life and used in some other capacity.

4. Vinyl is Super Easy to Maintain

You might be surprised to learn that vinyl is one of the easiest fence materials to maintain. You don't have to worry about sanding it, keeping rust off it or repainting it as the years go on.

That said, your vinyl fence might still need some TLC from time to time, to keep mildew away or to remove dirt or grass stains. If you notice that your fence looks a little dirty, you can clean it using regular old household soap and a bit of warm water or pressure wash it.

Now that you've got the scoop on vinyl fences, pay a visit to your local Fence Outlet to explore the fencing options we offer and learn more about the installation process. We have seven locations across Florida for your convenience.