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Invest in vinyl and aluminum for a contemporary style designed to last

Choosing the right materials for your fence or deck can be overwhelming. There are so many options, and you want to ensure that your project looks great and lasts for years.

“When it comes to a deck or fence, there’s a lot of confusion about which products are best,” says Bruce Holtom, owner of Fence Source, a luxury vinyl fence and deck fabricator and distributor in Barrie.

Many homeowners think there are only two deck and fence options: wood or composite. But there’s another option that is superior to both. Vinyl and PVC products made from 100-percent virgin materials offer a frustration-free choice that delivers lasting beauty that will stand up to Ontario weather, season after season.

The clean lines and rich colours of vinyl boards enhance any home’s aesthetic without the risk of fading, splinters, or ongoing upkeep. It’s durable and holds less heat than composites.

Many people confuse vinyl with composite, but there’s a key difference, Bruce says. Composite boards are often made by pressing together a mix of inorganic and organic materials that can include sawdust. Those organic elements can absorb water just as wood does, causing the composite materials to separate.

The use of virgin materials is key, says Bruce. While sourcing new materials rather than recycled may seem counterintuitive, virgin materials are better for the earth than those constructed from re-grind.

“Often for the same or less money than other options, vinyl materials are durable and therefore more sustainable, dramatically lessening the need for repair or replacement,” he says. At Fence Source, every fence and deck utilizes vinyl materials from Homeland Vinyl Products – one of the leading producers of vinyl / PVC products in North America for over 50 years.

All of Homeland’s vinyl fence materials carry a best-in-the-business lifetime warranty that the customer registers directly with Homeland.

Fence Source’s team also specializes in Elite Hybrid fence systems, which combine Canadian-made contemporary black aluminum frames with rich coloured Homeland horizontal vinyl fence boards.

Each fence component fits together simply, allowing you or your contractor to easily assemble the fence with minimal fasteners. “It goes together like Lego. Simply install the posts, rails and slip in the boards and off you go.”

The result is a deck or fence that matches the quality and beauty of your home, built to weather Canada’s toughest conditions for years to come.

TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE

www.FenceSource.ca

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