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How low maintenance is Composite Fencing?

How low maintenance is Composite Fencing?

In the quest for a stylish and functional fencing solution, homeowners are increasingly turning to composite fencing for its remarkable blend of aesthetics and low-maintenance appeal.

This blog is your guide to unveiling the secrets behind why composite fencing stands out as a game-changer in crafting a low-maintenance haven for outdoor spaces.

What is composite fencing?

Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) stands out as an innovative hybrid product, ingeniously crafted by combining wood and plastic elements to form a resilient composite material. What sets WPC apart is its commitment to sustainability, with a remarkable 90% of its composition originating from recycled materials. 

This eco-conscious approach not only preserves our forests by eliminating the need to cut down new trees but also plays a crucial role in environmental conservation by repurposing waste plastic that would otherwise contribute to pollution.

By choosing WPC, you're not just investing in a durable and versatile material; you're also making a positive impact on the planet, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly future. Discover more about our eco-friendly products and initiatives by exploring our blog posts.

Are composite fences good?

Composite fencing takes the hassle out of maintaining a pristine outdoor space. Unlike traditional materials, it requires minimal effort to maintain its fresh appearance. Bid farewell to the tedious tasks of painting, staining, and repairs, and welcome the beauty of a fence that stays effortlessly elegant.

With composite fencing, you're not just investing in a stylish and durable barrier for your outdoor haven — you're choosing a maintenance-free lifestyle that allows you to savour the beauty of your surroundings without the hassle of constant upkeep. Discover the diverse range of our additional composite products by exploring our gallery showcasing composite decking, balustrade, cladding, fencing, and more.

Is a composite fence worth it?

Is investing in a composite fence truly worth the additional upfront cost compared to a traditional wood fence? While it's true that composite fencing comes with a higher price tag, the real question lies in whether the benefits justify the extra expenditure. 

The initial expense of a composite fence may give some pause, especially when compared to the lower upfront costs of wood fencing. However, before dismissing the idea, consider the long-term advantages that come with this innovative material. 

Composite fencing boasts unparalleled durability, resisting rot, decay, and insect damage over the years. The ease of cleaning and its resilience to the elements make it a practical and time-saving choice. In many cases, the added value and longevity of a composite fence may make it a worthwhile investment.

Is composite fencing better than wood?

The plastic content in wood-plastic composite fencing makes the boards and panels highly water-resistant. Unlike wood fencing, water can’t penetrate into the core of composite fencing boards and panels. This makes them resistant to the formation of rot presenting a compelling advantage that adds to the durability and longevity of composite fencing. 

Does composite fencing fade?

Wood-plastic composite has an amazing level of resistance to UV light which means that composite fencing boards and panels fade far less than other materials even when exposed to direct sunlight.

Composite fence boards and panels will fade slightly in the first few months after they’re installed but this won’t be very noticeable and won’t last for long. Our composite boards come in five contemporary colours, including antique, coffee, dark grey, light grey and teak.

How long does a composite fence last?

In the long run, opting for a premium composite fence from a reputable manufacturer typically ensures a lifespan of 20 years or more. To maximise the lifespan of your composite fence, it's important to follow the manufacturer's care and maintenance guidelines. Despite its low-maintenance nature, occasional cleaning may be recommended to remove dirt and debris and maintain its appearance over time.

5 ways to spend your free time

Choosing composite fencing can free up time that would otherwise be spent on maintaining a traditional wood fence. Here are some ideas on how you can make the most of this newfound freedom.

  1. Photography in the Garden: Capture the beauty of blooming flowers, changing seasons, or the play of sunlight on your composite fencing.
  2. Vegetable Gardening: Start a vegetable garden and grow your own produce. It's a rewarding and sustainable way to spend your time outdoors.
  3. Landscaping Upgrades: Use the saved time to plan and implement landscaping upgrades. Add features like a water fountain, garden path, or decorative elements to enhance the aesthetics.
  4. Host a Garden Picnic: Invite friends or family for a picnic in your garden. Lay out a blanket, prepare some snacks, and enjoy a delightful meal surrounded by nature.
  5. Create a Relaxation Corner: Set up a cosy seating area with comfortable chairs or cushions. Enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon read surrounded by the beauty of your garden.
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