Why use Vinyl?

Vinyl is the most energy-efficient major plastic. It is largely derived from salt — an abundant and inexpensive resource. Vinyl products consume less energy, generate fewer emissions, and save more energy than many competitive products.

Durability

Vinyl is the most widely used plastic for building and construction. Because it's strong and resistant to moisture and abrasion, vinyl is ideal for siding, windows, roofing, fencing, decking, wallcoverings, and flooring. Vinyl will not rot or corrode like many other materials and does not need cleaning with harsh chemicals or frequent painting.

Excellent fire performance

Vinyl's chemical makeup makes it inherently flame resistant. Rigid vinyl building products are slow to ignite, their flame spread is slow, and they cease to burn after the flame source is removed. Flexible vinyl building products may contain plasticizers, which are flammable, but either because the amounts are sufficiently low or because the materials also contain fire retardants, most flexible vinyl building products also resist burning.
The products of vinyl combustion are no more hazardous than those produced by burning many other common materials, both natural and synthetic.

Vinyl is one of few materials that meet the stringent National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for insulating electrical and data transmission cables, including in plenum applications.

Compare Fencing Materials:

Vinyl
Wood
Iron
Projected Life
50+ Years
5-7 Years
5-10 Years
Maintenance Free
Yes
No
No
Graffiti Resistant
Yes
No
No
Termite Free
Yes
No
No
Fungus & Dry Rot Free
Yes
No
No
Free of Harmful Chemicals
(Arsenic, Lead, Creosote)
Yes
No
No
Needs Painting
Never
Regularly
Regularly
Color Stable
Yes
No
No
Price Moderate, but requires virtually no maintenance or replacement Less expensive in the short-term, but more expensive long-term because it requires frequent maintenance and replacement Expensive, and requires frequent maintenance and replacement.