What’s the Difference Between Vinyl and Composite Fencing?

Although there are some similarities between vinyl and composite fencing, the two are made of different materials and there are pros and cons as to which one you choose for your residential property or commercial premises. 

Vinyl Fencing vs Composite Fencing

Vinyl fencing is made out of PVC plastic that is moulded into panels. Although it is a cost-effective and easy-to-maintain fencing material, vinyl fencing is susceptible to colour fading and mildew issues due to sun exposure and wet weather. It can also be difficult to repair vinyl fencing as it is moulded into panels, meaning you may have to replace the entire panel rather than a fence board. The overall look of vinyl fencing isn’t aesthetically pleasing and is generally used on industrial commercial projects.  

Composite fencing is made of a combination of wood fibres, recycled plastic materials and binding agents to create a stylish, authentic wood aesthetic that is more durable. Ecoscape Composite fencing is extremely low-maintenance, has amazing colour stability, and the Forma range has a durable outer layer to protect it from the elements. Repairing composite fencing is also simple, as the boards can be removed and replaced individually.

Beth is a member of the original founding team, she studied Sport Science with Marketing at Loughborough University. A key decision maker in the design and innovation of the core Ecoscape brand Beth’s interests include interior design, fashion and hockey. A tenacious member of the team, Beth is often found mastering new skills to complete projects to the highest standard.