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Finding the Best Fence for Hot Weather

Finding the Best Fence for Hot Weather

So if you’re in the market for a low-maintenance fence this summer, what choices do you have?

If you thrive on hot weather, then staying outside all the time during the summer is probably your idea of perfection. But if you’d rather stay in the shade curled up with a book and some lemonade, then you aren’t going to feel like doing any yard work. Mowing the lawn, pulling up weeds, and repainting the fence all sound like unappealing prospects. So if you’re in the market for a low-maintenance fence this summer, what choices do you have?

Choosing Vinyl

You would think that a synthetic material would be more susceptible to heat damage and melting. In the case of vinyl, that isn’t the case. The vinyl used for fences might not seem all that different from the material used to create old-time records that you used to listen to or still avidly collect. 

High-quality vinyl withstands fluctuations in heat, which is something that happens on a typical summer’s day. It doesn’t expand when exposed to blistering heat, and also won’t shrink in the cold – winter is a long time away, but it’s never a bad idea to be prepared ahead of time. Plus vinyl doesn’t conduct heat, meaning it is safe to the touch no matter how hot it gets outside. On top of all that it, it is affordable, durable, and adds to the aesthetic appeal of your home’s exterior.

Settling for Wrought Iron

Let’s say that your HOA has set down certain rules and wants to ensure that the entire neighborhood gets the same kind of fence. When this happens, let’s argue that they selected wrought iron fences. These fences add a classy signature to your yard, but how do they perform during a heat wave? The iron heats up after several hours in the blazing sun. when the iron fence carries a black paint job, it will absorb even more heat. This can make it painful to touch it.  

Selecting Chain Link

Compared to steel or wrought iron, chain link is a much less expensive option. It is another kind of metal so it carries the same advantages and disadvantages as a wrought iron fence when you need it to hold up in the summer heat. Still, chain link doesn’t rust, so even if your yard is soaked after the latest round of severe thunderstorms, the chain link will survive without feeling the effects of corrosion. 

Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs

Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.

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