When it comes to buying a playground set for your family, one of the most important things to consider is the type of material you will use for your installation. Here are a few factors that can help you decide between wooden swing sets and vinyl swing sets.
Cost - While both wooden and vinyl swing sets have similar overall costs, vinyl is typically a little less expensive due to the materials used. However, for larger playground set installations, this can add up to more significant savings.
Durability and Maintenance - Wooden swing sets typically use woods that are more resistant to rot, splintering, and other durability issues. However, in order to stay in good condition, most wooden swing sets need to be stained and sealed about once a year. Otherwise, cracking and splintering could occur. Vinyl swing sets do not have any of these maintenance needs and are highly weather-resistant.
Appearance - Most homeowners feel that wooden swing sets offer a much more natural and visually appealing aesthetic to their backyard—especially for sets that feature club houses and other unique features. However, vinyl swing sets are often able to achieve a similar appearance and style.