Colorado Vinyl Fence: Do They Cost More Than Wood?

Colorado Vinyl Fence: Do They Cost More Than Wood?

Colorado vinyl fence when comparing pricing to wood fencing does cost more. That being said, even though it does cost more initially, over the long run really cost less. Let me explain this statement. Vinyl fence materials parent company Cedar Supply located in Fort Collins, Colorado, sells a 6′ vinyl fence for $15.99 per foot. In comparison, a 6′ cedar fence sells for $10.56 per foot. so on a 100 feet of fencing, cedar fence materials is $543.00 cheaper than a colorado vinyl fence.

So how is vinyl fence material cheaper in the long run? First and foremost, vinyl will last if installed properly indeffinitely. Cedar fencing supplies only have a 10 to 15 year life span before it needs replacing. Maintenance is another cost saving factor. PVC fencing in Longmont and Greeley needs to be stained every two to three years if you do not want the fence to weather and turn gray. Good quality stain like Messmer’s wood finish sells for $33.00 per gallon. For a 100 feet of wood fencing, you will need approximately 5 gallons which is a total cost of $165.00.

So if you stain your fence every two years, and you can get 14 years out of this fence, the total cost for staining is $1155.00. This additional cost is  for the life expectancy of a cedar wood fence. If you take into account that you will probably need to replace your cedar lumber once and the cost of staining your fence every 2 to 3 years, the cost of a colorado vinyl fence is deffinitely less over the long term.