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One of the biggest benefits to vinyl fencing is the fact that you do not have to paint or stain it. The color is manufactured not to fade, so your fence will stay beautiful for years to come. It’s important to choose the right color vinyl fence from the start to ensure that you’re happy with it for its extensive lifespan. Here are some selection tips to help you out.
Work with the Colors You Already Have
When selecting your color vinyl fence, you should first consider the colors that are already on your property. Pull a tone from your brick or stonework that will complement your exterior as a whole. Of course, you could approach this in the opposite way – choose the vinyl fencing and then paint your trim or siding to match. If you like your home’s current appearance though, you should choose something that works within that color scheme.
Consider Cleaning and Upkeep
Vinyl fences require almost no maintenance. As we mentioned above, they do not need to be stained or painted. The most you will have to do is clean them from time to time, especially after a heavy rain or snow season. Precipitation traps dirt from the air and brings it to the ground. That dirt can get left behind on the fence when the water evaporates.
Some vinyl fence colors show dirt easier than others. Bright white, jet black, and other significant contrasts to the color of dirt will show dirt faster than a brown, grey, beige or sage green fence. If you don’t mind having to clean your fence a few extra times per year, this will not matter much.
Choose a Neutral Color Vinyl Fence
If you want a vinyl fence that will stand the test of time, it needs to be in a neutral color. Vinyl fencing is available in almost any color you can imagine, including purple, bright green and candy apple red. Those colors are fun and quirky, but they may not work for your home’s evolving aesthetic. Before you commit to a unique color scheme, think about the long-term use you’ll get from it. You may be better off selecting a color that looks more like natural wood.
Use Multiple Colors for Your Vinyl Fence
You can use more than one color in your vinyl fence design. The most common way to do this is to use one color for the fence posts and another color for the supports and horizontal posts (top and bottom). You could choose a support color that matches the trim of your home and then a darker color for the posts to add contrast and interest. We often recommend this for long stretches of fence because it breaks up the wall-like appearance. Just make sure both colors fit the exterior of your home, and you’ll be set.
Get Recommendations from the Pros
Have no idea what you want your vinyl fence to look like? Don’t worry. We can help. The experts at All Around Fence, LLC have worked on countless vinyl fencing projects over the years. We know what works, what doesn’t, and what our customers have been most satisfied with. We can suggest a fence design that perfectly suits your needs and your budget.
Contact All Around Fence or call us today at (443) 838-9374 to schedule your free consultation.