Some top-rated types of composite fencing are manufactured by Trex and SimTek, as noted by the review ratings given by customers on HomeDepot.com. Composite fences are an alternative to wood fences, and composite fences are a durable and long-lasting option because they will not rot, warp or splinter like wood alternatives sometimes do.
Trex Fencing is made of composite materials, including sawdust, recycled plastics and reclaimed wood, states the company website. Because composite fences are made of mostly plastic, they are not vulnerable to pests or rotting like wood is. This leads to a durable and long-lasting product that does not require as much maintenance as its wood counterparts. Trex Fencing does not need to be painted, as the color is mixed during the manufacturing process, but some fading is to be expected because of natural weathering. The final color should appear after 12 to 16 weeks of weathering.
SimTek products are composed of polyethylene and galvanized steel, notes the company website. The fencing panels are offered in a few sizes so that consumers can construct eight-foot, 12-foot or 16-foot tall fences, and the gaps are filled with a color-matching Gap Filler. SimTek fences are durable and resistant to a large number of elements, including water, chemicals, sunlight, heat, salt and cold.