Natures Composites vs Competitors
NC VS WOOD
Everyone loves the natural look of wood but hates all the painting, staining and sealing. Wood fencing of all types, including pressure-treated wood, cedar or redwood, require extensive upkeep. Nature’s Composites was designed with the beauty of wood fencing, but not all the maintenance. Our high-performance, eco-friendly composite boards withstand years of sun, sleet and snow. Through it all, we have never felled a single tree. So when comparing composite fencing vs. wood, there’s no competition.
Whereas NC is low-maintenance, wood fences:
- Can rot, split, swell, twist and fade
- Crack from insect infestation
- Require annual painting, staining or sealing
- Splinter easily
- Contribute to deforestation
NC VS VINYL
Vinyl fencing is another low-maintenance alternative to wood. Just like composite, vinyl can resist rot, termites and mold. However, vinyl fencing is far less environmentally friendly, produced mostly from virgin plastic. Compare that to the ultra-green Nature’s Composites board: made with 95% recycled materials and eco-friendly manufacturing processes, Nature’s Composites never loses its sophisticated performance.
Whereas NC keeps its beauty, vinyl fences:
- Are prone to chalking
- Are more likely to shrink and expand with temperature fluctuations than composites
- Become brittle over time and crack
- Are recommended for use with after-market cleaning products to maintain aesthetics over time
NC vs Wood composites
Wood composites, just like Natures Composites, is also a low- maintenance alternative to wood with all the benefits of durability and performance. Wood composite fences are a blend of ground repurposed wood and plastics. While it is a benefit to the environment to repurpose wood, that still requires that a tree needed to be cut down at some point. Natures Composites has totally eliminated the need for wood from the equation by replacing it with an annually reproduced byproduct— wheat straw.
Whereas NC never has to cut down a tree, wood composite fences:
- Still require the use of wood
- Can still attract termites and other bugs that feed on wood
- Trees take 20-40 years to be harvested whereas wheat straw is annually renewable