Vinyl or High-Density Polyethylene Fencing – Which is a Better Option?

Vinyl or High-Density Polyethylene Fencing – Which is a Better Option?

 

The United States contains an incredible variety of wildlife. . Unfortunately though, animals such as wild boars, opossums, foxes, racoons and weasels can cause immense damage to crops.. resulting in huge losses for farm owners. 

In some areas, such as the Southern and Mid-West states, protecting livestock from predators or from straying away is more of a concern.  .

A robust fencing solution is critical in protecting both crops and livestock.  Many farm and livestock owners are seeking fencing that is  durable, weather-tested and UV stabilised.. This surge in demand for high-quality and sturdy fences has opened immense lucrative business opportunities. If you are considering o venturing into this highly profitable market, it’s important to first understand the difference in the types of fencing materials available. 

Traditionally fences have been  made primarily from wood or stone, however with recent advancements in technology, fences can be engineered using a wide range of different materials including metal, vinyl and high-density polyethylene plastic. 

Each of these materials have their own unique properties. However in recent years synthetic materials such as vinyl and plastic have become a popular choice. As a business owner, it can be difficult to know whether selling or distributing plastic fence or vinyl fencing is the better option .

High-density Polyethylene Plastic Fence Vs Vinyl Fence – Which One is Better? 

  • Resistance to Rot, Termites and Insects

Farm fences are exposed to extreme temperatures – southern states can get really hot during summers, while sub-zero temperatures are common in northern parts. Torrential rains are also an issue for several parts of the country. With such variations in the climatic conditions,  fencing can be  vulnerable to rot and weather damage. Termite and insect attacks are another common problem resulting in the need for frequent repairs or replacement.  One of the best  features of high density polyethylene plastic fences is that they are UV stabilised. They are impervious to air, water, salts in the soil and atmospheric humidity.  Termite or insect attack cannot damage the structure of the fences. This means these fences can last for years, with there’s no need to replace them each  season. Unlike plastic, vinyl fences are not resistant to such harsh weather conditions and often bend and break easily.

  • Adaptability and Durability 

High density polyethylene plastic is customisable and versatile.  This material is not just sturdy, but has amazing adaptability.  High density polyethylene plastic offers a thickness and clarity which allows more customisation. Vinyl by comparison is thinner and less able to be customised. In addition, vinyl fences are prone to warping and shrinking when there’s significant fluctuation in temperature.

  • Environmentally Friendly 

Sustainable solutions are increasingly important across many industries. Vinyl is not a highly sustainable option for fencing material. In addition to its need for replacement as it becomes damaged, vinyl is non biodegradable, contributing to landfill contamination. High density polyethylene plastic however is both durable, and made from recyclable material,  minimising its impact on the environment.

If you want to know more about polyethylene plastic fences and how to become a reseller of these fences, contact FSP America.