09 December 2002
09 December 2002
Bufftech, a brand of CertainTeed Corporation, has introduced the Prestige Series line of ornamental composite fencing.
Prestige fencing brings first-of-its kind composite technology to the fencing industry, combining the classic look of wrought iron estate fencing, with the contemporary maintenance-free and durability features homeowners expect today.
With the growing popularity of vinyl fencing, fence dealers have been asking for a black, polyvinylchloride (PVC) ornamental fence to extend their product offerings and take advantage of a segment of the market that is currently dominated by steel and aluminum. That has never been practical because of the inability to manufacture a fade-resistant, black PVC fence that can withstand heat distortion.
What makes Prestige fencing so unique is its patent-pending, composite formulation of polypropylene and fiberglass. This composite material gives Prestige fencing exceptional fade-resistance and greater durability than its aluminum counterparts, while capturing the smooth, distinctive matte finish look of wrought iron. Prestige fencing is virtually maintenance free and never needs painting or staining. It also carries a lifetime, limited warranty, in the unlikely event a manufacturing defect should occur during the early years following installation.
""One of the truly aesthetically pleasing aspects of this product is its concealed fastening system,"" says Chris Bourque, Director of Marketing for Bufftech. ""There are no distracting screws or worries about chipped paint from stripping the screws during installation like you typically find on aluminum fences. This creates a very smooth look, an almost Old World feel, with the estate elegance of wrought iron custom craftsmanship.""
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