While vinyl fencing is full of benefits, vinyl railing for your porch, deck, or outdoor stairs is also an option. Vinyl is known for many superior qualities. At the same time, it has a few drawbacks. In the following article, we shall take a look at the pros and cons of vinyl railing.
Pros of Vinyl Railing
The pros that vinyl railing has to offer are extensive.
Low Maintenance: Vinyl is famously low-maintenance, especially compared to wood. Unlike wood, no painting, staining, or sealing is required. Vinyl is also durable against splintering, cracking, warping, and the like. It requires only so much as a standard pressure wash to keep it looking pristine.
Durability: Vinyl is a durable material that will resist the attacks of mold, termites, fire, and age. It can stand against all types of weather and still stand strong for many years to come. However, check with your prospective installation companies how they construct their vinyl products, as this can make a difference.
Easy Installation: Another pro of vinyl railing is that it is very easy to install. This helps to keep costs low.
Cost: Across the Internet, there are opposing claims on the cost of vinyl compared to wood. Again, check with your prospective installers on the pricing of their vinyl railing. Be aware that if the price is very low, it may mean that the composition of the vinyl has a lower quality. If the price is higher, you may end up saving in the long run due to the low cost of maintenance.
Style: Vinyl can come in various appealing colors and sharp designs. With the versatile material of vinyl, design possibilities abound.
Cons of Vinyl Railing
It’s Not Wood: Sometimes, nothing but wood will suffice. The real substance, looks, and smell of wood is a beautiful feature which no other material can truly replicate. Some may even prefer the faded look of wood as opposed to the ever-bright, white vinyl.
May Not Fit the House: This is not to say that a skilled expert cannot construct a fitting railing for your space. Rather, if a home is older, vinyl railing may be out of place for the overall look of the existing house.
Color Choices: Unfortunately, if you decide you’d like a different color for your deck or porch railing, you might have to replace the whole structure if you want it so desperately. Vinyl does not take paint very well, so you must be content with the choice you make.
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