Composite vs Timber Fencing
The right fence can beautifully frame an outdoor space, creating a private sanctuary in which to relax, entertain and enjoy nature. The benefits of choosing to install a composite fence over one made of timber are many, saving you time and money and giving you a sturdy fence that will stay looking fantastic for years to come.
Here are 5 key benefits of composite fences compared to timber:
Longlife and Low Maintenance
Traditional timber requires a lot of maintenance, including sanding, staining, and treating frequently in order to keep it looking good. Composite fencing does not require any of this laborious maintenance as a simple clean to remove debris every so often is all that it requires. The components that make up SAiGE composite fencing including the boards and aluminium posts have exceptionally low water absorption rates, meaning they will not succumb to the warping, rotting, rusting, or twisting that timber so often falls victim to.
SAiGE composite fencing is designed to be extremely durable and high strength, having been rigorously tested and quality checked to ensure this. Unlike timber fence panels which are renowned for coming down or breaking in high winds, SAiGE composite fencing exceeds gale force 9 wind testing, meaning the likelihood of wind damage and therefore the need to replace panels is reduced dramatically. Additionally, the aluminuim posts used in our composite fences has passed a 500-hour salt spray test, making it idea for installs in coastal areas.
No Bad Side of the Fence
Timber fence panels typically have one side that is less aesthetically pleasing, meaning installing a new fence comes with the moral dilemma of whether you give yourself or your neighbour the good side of the fence. SAiGE composite fencing boards look the same on both sides; they have a front and back to ensure the grain on the boards matches, however neither you nor your neighbour will have to settle for an inferior side of the fence.
To make traditional fence panels, trees need to be felled, having a negative impact on the environment, and sometimes contributing to deforestation. SAiGE composite boards are made from 90% recycled wood fibers and plastics and 10% non-toxic additives, making them the environmentally friendly choice.
Cost and Time Efficient
Although initially more expensive, composite fencing is more cost effective in the long run compared to timber fencing due to its longevity. Upon installing composite fencing, you can expect the lifespan to far exceed that of timber fencing, meaning no need to replace after a few years, saving you both time and money. Additionally, as SAiGE composite fencing is available in three colours, charcoal, grey and coffee, you won’t need to spend time and money on painting your fence to achieve the colour that you’re looking for.
Want to know more? Here at SAiGE Composite Products, we’re the number one supplier of top-quality composite products throughout the UK. With a range of products, colours and styles available for a range of purposes, you’re sure to find something to suit your business needs. Simply get in touch for some friendly advice today.Contact Us