It’s a great question, and one of particular importance to Canadians given our unforgiving climate. Fortunately there’s a clear answer.
Vinyl is built to last
Vinyl is the only fence that carries a lifetime warranty (conditions apply, see details here). It’s uniquely designed to meet the challenges the march of the seasons brings. Heat, cold, rain, snow, hail, sleet: vinyl can withstand it all. Vinyl fences were a fairly rare sight in the late ’80s but they’ve become quite fashionable as the technology has matured. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about vinyl. You can check it out here.
Despite the success of vinyl fencing, many folks still prefer the look and feel of a wood fence. Wood fences have no product warranty as per the industry standard, but we do have options for folks who love the look of a wood fence and want the security of a lengthy warranty as well.
PostMaster Steel Posts
Wood fences can be built on steel posts. The cost is typically $10/ft more than the usual fence price. PostMaster posts have a 15 year manufacturer warranty. Note that this covers the posts only, not the rest of the fence. But the upgrade is wise insurance given that the life of a fence usually depends on the posts.
Postsaver Pro-Sleeves are heat-shrinkable sleeves with a meltable liner. Pro-Sleeves are heat applied to posts around the vulnerable ground line area of the posts to protect them from rot and decay. They carry a 20 year manufacturer warranty. It doesn’t apply for the rest of the fence, but they target the weakest link so it’s a terrific way to extend the life of your entire installation.
For more information on our warranties see here. If you have other questions we’re happy to answer them. Starting March 1, call 613-736-1122 or hit the chat button on the right during business hours.