Cost is always a key consideration when it comes to replacing your garden fence. It’s not just the purchase costs that you have to bear in mind, but the maintenance costs too. Happily, maintenance costs aren’t something you have to worry about too much with composite fencing – so if you’re currently finalising your budget, this post should make things a little easier! Here, we discuss how the price of composite fencing compares to a wooden fence, both in the short and long term. The cost of composite versus timber There’s probably one big question that you want to know the answer to: how does the price of composite fence panels compare to timber fencing? If you’ve had a quick search online, then you’ve probably noticed that composite typically have a higher purchase price than wood. However, the true price of a new fence also depends on the upkeep costs. Timber fencing typically requires a lot of TLC, so although a cheap wooden fence may save you money in the short term, you’ll also have to factor in the cost of stains, varnishes and paints to keep your fence in top condition. These costs can start to stack up; particularly because this process will need to be repeated every year. On the other hand, with composite fencing – whether you choose our composite boards (which cost £12.95 excluding VAT) or our full fence panel kits (which start at £206.40 excluding VAT) – you’ll be happy to hear that all of our premium panels are easy to maintain. There’s no need to stain your fencing or prepare it for the winter, so you can simply buy, install and enjoy spending time in your garden! Say goodbye to rot and insect problems Insects love timber fences, and homeowners can find themselves dealing with everything from woodworm and silverfish to beetles and ants. This can be especially intensive because at no stage can a severe infestation be allowed to develop – this can cause holes and weaken the structural integrity of your fence, which could mean forking out on new panels. On top of this, timber fence panels can be damaged by the weather, leading to a build-up of moisture that can cause mould, mildew or rot. This is where composite can offer a hassle-free and cost-effective solution. Our durable composite is made from 90% recycled plastic and trace amounts of sustainably sourced wood. Unlike traditional timber, composite is rot resistant, it can handle the UK’s wettest winters and it’s insect-proof. Invest in longevity and durability The actual cost of replacing your fence depends on how it lasts. This is where composite has the advantage. Thanks to its high-strength and weather-resistant design, composite tends to last longer than timber, which could help you save money in the long term. Want to know the greatest benefit of installing a composite fence? All of our low-maintenance composite fence boards, panels and kits come with a 10-year warranty. This means there’s no need to spend on upkeep or replacing your panels for at least a decade. Here at North Valley Composites, we know that cost is always one of the foremost concerns for our customers. This is why today we provide a range of ways to help you pay for your composite fence. Try before you buy with our free composite sample pack or spread the cost by paying with Klarna. Call us on 01282 677300 to find out more or to ask us any of your cost-related questions. Our experts are happy to help!