Why Homeowners and Manufacturers Prefer VinylPosted: August 31, 2013
Vinyl, or polyvinyl chloride, has seen many uses. It was a commonly used in the production of vinyl records in the past. These days, vinyl is used in the manufacture of structural components like fencing, railings, gates, and decks. Being second to none in terms of versatility, vinyl remains widely used in numerous manufacturing processes.
On the other hand, with so many stronger materials available, why has vinyl remained relevant in so many industries and applications? Flexibility is vinyl’s major strength, as it can be shaped into different items with relative ease. Try bending a vinyl record; you can easily bend it by applying physical force and it will return back to its original form (given you don’t bend it too much). Now, try bending a steel disc; it’s too rigid for hands to bend (unless you’re Superman).
Aside from being flexible, vinyl is also highly durable. Vinyl is widely applied in the manufacture of fencing and other structural components because it can withstand extreme weather changes and fluctuations in temperature. Unlike wooden fencing, vinyl requires very little maintenance, and unlike metal, it will not rust. Aside from the aforementioned benefits, vinyl fencing is also very affordable, making it the first choice among many homeowners.