Although often overlooked, the fence is one of the most important elements of garden design. If the garden fence should serve not only as a boundary of the plot, but also as a privacy screen, WPC is an excellent alternative to the classic wooden fence. What makes a privacy fence made of WPC and what advantages the material has to offer, we summarize in this article.
What is WPC?
WPC (wood-plastic composite) is a composite material that usually consists of 40 percent plastic and 60 percent wood fibers. This material combines the best properties of plastic with the very special look of wood. For this reason, WPC is widely used in outdoor applications, such as the production of decking boards, fence panels and even furniture.
WPC fences look very modern in themselves, but can also be combined with other materials such as aluminum, glass and HPL. This makes the fence even more durable and offers many options for customization. An example of this is the Boston WPC privacy fence from Fiberdeck, which combines WPC profiles with weather-resistant aluminum profiles. The aluminum fence elements are not corrosively attacked, thus reinforcing the rigidity of the privacy fence. As a result, you get a low-maintenance and durable fence system, without sacrificing design.
The advantages of a privacy fence made of WPC
Because of its compelling properties, WPC is one of the best materials for outdoor use. We have listed the most important advantages of the wood-plastic composite below.
Durable and weatherproof
High-quality WPC decking can last up to 30 years. The composite material is water resistant, so you don’t have to worry about the fence rotting or warping. Thanks to the large plastic content, WPC fences are still resistant to rot and pest infestation. Furthermore, the fence made of this material is very stable and has good weather and wind resistance.
Unlike wood, WPC has a high color fastness – so the surface of the planks does not discolor over time. To protect the material from discoloration due to weather influences such as UV rays, it is often coated with an additional protective layer (co-extrusion).
Privacy fence made of WPC has the popular look and feel of wood without its disadvantages. WPC fences are offered in a variety of colors – from gray to coffee and more. But you can also opt for a more natural color that mimics the look of wood, like teak or ipé. The advantage of this is a natural-looking surface that blends harmoniously with its surroundings.
WPC fence panels also have the advantage that they do not splinter. This means that the fence will maintain the same appearance for many years without the problem of splintering that naturally occurs with traditional wood fences.
A privacy fence made of WPC offers many design options . You can choose between different shapes and colors or opt for a combination fence with elements made of aluminum or glass. With laser-cut design grids or frosted glass, for example, you can customize your own fence.
Low to no maintenance
Those who choose a privacy fence made of WPC will have little work to do with it in the future. The material is particularly low-maintenance and special care such as oiling or painting is not required. If necessary, the fence elements can simply be rinsed off with water and a sponge.
To protect privacy in the garden and on the terrace, you need a suitable privacy screen. With a privacy fence made of WPC, you can benefit from the low-maintenance properties of plastic without sacrificing the natural look of wood. The possibilities for personalization as well as the durability make the material a popular choice for garden design.