Frequently Asked Questions

What is the warranty on vinyl fence?
Most manufactures warrants all of its manufactured products (not installation or labor) on a non-prorated basis for the lifetime of the original consumer purchaser. The warranty covers the color of the product as well as any peeling or cracking of the material. We use large national companies with many years in the business.

How long has vinyl fence been around?
Vinyl fence was developed in 1979 and started to be used more widely in the mid 80s.

How strong is the fence?
We use vinyl products that are formulated to meet or exceed the threshold for excellent performance in the field. Additionally, most of our residential fence and railing designs include aluminum reinforcement of the bottom rail. This helps to keep your fence from sagging or bowing. Vinyl fence has five times the tensile strength of wood and 4 times the flexibility. It is designed to flex under load making it the ideal fence for horses, cattle and other farm animals.

How does it compare to wood?
Vinyl Fence is stronger, lasts much longer and looks better. Initially it may seem that vinyl is more expensive than wood but that is where your expense ends.

Will it break in the heat or cold?
Your vinyl fence will become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless it is sustains an unusual impact, it will not break. It is normal for materials to expand and contract as a result of temperature changes, and we use products that are designed to accommodate normal temperature and climate changes.

Will the color of the vinyl chip if I hit it with a weed-whacker or other device? What about garden chemicals?
Everyday standard contact will not penetrate the surface enough to expose the subsurface of the material and your vinyl fence should not chip. Most approved lawn chemicals won’t penetrate or harm the vinyl.

Is the vinyl toxic to animals that might chew on it? Is it safe for children?
No, it is not toxic. Vinyl fencing has smooth surfaces with no nails, sharp edges or the possibility of splinters. You, your animals and your children will all be safer as a result. Because vinyl has a hard surface and has no taste, horses will not “crib” or chew or a vinyl fence.

Will it turn yellow?
No. We use vinyl products that are formulated to resist discoloration with the use of titanium dioxide which is an ultraviolet inhibitor and UV inhibitors. In most cases discoloration is covered under the manufactures warranty.

Will my vinyl fence burn?
Vinyl fencing is made with a base ingredient of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which has a flashpoint of 900°F. It is categorized as being “self-extinguishing.”

Can I paint my vinyl fence?
Vinyl fencing is designed to be low-to-no-maintenance and there should be no reason to paint it. However, if you do decide to paint it you must use an epoxy-based paint in order to have the paint adhere to the smooth vinyl surface. You would then need to repaint the fence from time to time as with any painted product. Keep in mind that painting your vinyl fence will void all warranties.

Can I clean the fence?
Yes, you can. Using a non-abrasive liquid cleaner is usually sufficient. You may also use a cleanser like Soft Scrub if there is a particularly resistant stain.

Can I install if myself?
If you can use a level, tape measure and post hole digger and a string line – you can do the job yourself. We also have written instructions available. For larger jobs, some people like to hire a professional for the hole drilling or the entire job.

How do you set the posts?
The vinyl posts are set in concrete in the ground from 24” to 36” deep and in some instances concrete is put inside the posts.

Can I put a hot wire on it?
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.