Vinyl fencing is the only system that is durable and permanent. High grade vinyl will never fade, yellow, rot, rust or look aged. Provided you get a high quality installation, using superior materials, vinyl will be the only fence you need for the life of your property. A vinyl fence is one of the easiest to maintain. Occasionally wash it with a pressure washer or high pressure hose and it will look as good as new. Try that with an old wood fence.