Vinyl fencing offers many benefits over traditional wood fencing. It’s more affordable, highly durable, and does not deteriorate the way that wood does. It also requires virtually no maintenance or upkeep. However, until recently, vinyl fencing didn’t have the same aesthetics as food fencing. That has changed with the availability of wood-grain vinyl fencing and textured vinyl fencing. What’s the difference between the two, though?

Wood Grain Vinyl Fence

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Wood-grain vinyl fencing has a similar appearance to natural wood. That’s due to the color striations designed into the material. Streaks of lighter or darker colors mimic the look of real wood.

Textured Vinyl Fence

Textured Vinyl Fence

Textured vinyl fencing takes things a step farther. In addition to color striations within the vinyl material of the fence, an authentic wood-like texture is applied to the surface of the vinyl. Running your finger across it feels just like real wood, making it that much harder to tell vinyl fence from a wood fence.

Which Is Right for You?

Choosing between regular, wood-grain and textured vinyl fencing is really all about knowing what you want to achieve. Do you want the look of a white picket fence? If so, wood grain and texturing may not matter that much. However, if you are going with a darker color, such as clay, gray or tan, you might benefit from both wood-grain appearance and texture. You also need to know how important authenticity is to you and your overall aesthetic.

Wood grain look in Vinyl fence

Whether you choose a wood-grain appearance, textured vinyl fencing, or prefer to go with traditional vinyl fencing, you benefit from a lifetime warranty, as well as outstanding durability. Vinyl fencing requires no maintenance, and is eco-friendly, as well. Of course, when you purchase fencing from the right provider, it’s even made right here in the USA, as well.

Know more about what makes a quality vinyl fence with our Buyer’s Guide.

Vinyl Buyer's Guide