Frequently Asked Questions
Q - How long has vinyl fence been around?
A - Vinyl Fencing has been available since 1984. It is the fastest growing product in the fencing industry with sustained annual growth at more than 30%.
Q - How strong is it?
A - It has five times the tensile strength of wood and four times the flexibility. It flexes under load making it strong enough to safely hold cattle and horses. Our manufacturers use impact modifiers to make our fence strong and forgiving for horses and riders as well as other farm animals.
Q - How does it compare to wood?
A - It is stronger, lasts much longer, safer, looks better, and costs much less over time. It can cost the same as or more than wood initially depending local wood prices, type of wood and style of fence or deck but over it's lifetime it is about one third of the cost.
Q - Will it discolor or become brittle over time?
A - It is warranted by the factory for your lifetime to never do that. We use a U.V.inhibitor called titanium dioxide at a rate of 10 parts per hundred which creates a solar barrier equivalent to a sun block of 38 so the sun can't break it down.
Q - Is the warranty still good if you're out of business?
A - The lifetime warranty is made by the manufacturer. These are large national companies with many years in business. Although it is possible that they could go out of business, it's not likely, particularly since they are all growing at an average rate of 30% per year.
Q - Can I have fencing made to size?
A - Yes, we offer numerous types of fencing which can be made to size.
Q - Can you dismantle and remove my existing fence?
A - We are suppliers/distributors only. However we can recommend installers at the request of the customer. The installer will discuss your requirements with you.
Q -Can I put a hot wire on it?
A - Yes you can. The entire vinyl post is an insulator which means you won't need any special hardware. All you have to do is drill a hole in the posts and string the wire through. You should probably use a wire that is resistant to rust and corrosion.
Q - How deep should I bury fence posts?
A - A minimum of 2 feet deep.
Q -How do you set the posts?
A - The posts are set in concrete in the ground from 24 to 36 inches deep and in some cases cement is put inside the posts with re-bar for exceptional strength. (This is not recommended for livestock because it makes it too strong.)
Q - Should all fence posts be set into concrete?
A - Posts that are not set in concrete will eventually lean due to wind and weather. Some customers have used the standard wooden fence posts and slide the vinyl post over
Q - How long does it take to get it?
A - If the product is in stock delivery would be within a week to 10 days. Please Call For Shipping Lead Times.
Q - How do I install a fence panel on a sloped landscape?
A - Our fences can be installed on a slope using the stair-step method by stepping up the landscape. Please see the installation page.
Q -Can I install it myself?
A - If you can use a level, a tape measure, and post hole digger and a string line - you can do the job yourself. We have written instructions available that will be sent to you with your order. For larger jobs, some people like to hire a professional for the hole drilling or the entire job.
Q - What tools do I need to erect a fence myself?
A - Work gloves, grafter shovel, post hole digger, saw, and a hammer.
Q -Can I paint it?
A - Paint doesn't adhere well to the surface which is good in the case of graffiti but bad if you like to paint things. The color of the vinyl goes all the way through so it can't be scratched or chipped off which means it will never need to be painted.