PVC and vinyl are often confused with one another, but the two are completely different types of materials. When it comes to fencing, PVC is the only type of vinyl used which is why it is usually referred to as vinyl fencing.
PVC is polyvinyl chloride and a polymer of vinyl chloride which makes PVC a type of vinyl. It is a popular construction material and is relatively inexpensive. PVC is a contractor favorite because it is easy to work with and is resistant to biological and chemical breakdowns.