Your home will probably look much better if it had a fence and deck. Many new homes are built without any decking or perimeter fences because the contractor wants to keep down the overall cost. Homeowners often like this, because it allows them to install a deck and fence that match each other. Of course, you want to think about not just the style of any potential product, but also the longterm maintenance and durability of the material you choose. This article explains why fiberglass is becoming one of the most popular deck and fencing products for residential properties.

If you look around the neighborhood, you might notice a lot of synthetic materials. That is, wood fences and ecks just aren't as popular and common as they used to be. Fiberglass is one of the most popular synthetic products because it is a material that is perfectly suited to fence construction.

Fiberglass is Waterproof

Perhaps most important is the fact that fiberglass is waterproof. This is essential when it comes to low maintenance on a fence because the surface is going to get wet pretty much every single day. No matter where you live, your fence is going to be subject to rain, snow, sprinklers, or morning dew. So, having a waterproof material is ultimately going to be very convenient. This moisture can wreak havoc on wooden fences. The paint or stain finish will separate from the wood, and the wood grains will become swollen. This is not something need to worry about if you own a fiberglass fence. In fact, fiberglass doesn't ever need to be painted or stained.

Fiberglass Looks Great

Most homeowners are going to be initially attracted to fiberglass because it is so durable and perfectly designed for exterior usage. However, other homeowners are going to love fiberglass because of the way that it looks. Most fiberglass fencing products are made to look like wood. Admittedly, these fake wood finishes never look 100% like real wood, particularly when you're looking at them up close. That being said, people driving by might not be even be able to tell the difference. If you're just going to install a white picket fence, having a material like fiberglass is going to be ideal. The style differences are minimal, and most people will have a harder time telling the difference between fiberglass and real wood if it is just a solid, neutral color. There are some stylish fiberglass products that have multiple color prints that look like raw wood.

In the end, it is easy to see why fiberglass is a prime deck and fence material.