Frequently Asked Questions:
How long has vinyl fence been around?
Vinyl Fencing has been available since the 80’s. It is the fastest growing product in the fencing industry world wide and has sustained annual growth of more than 30%.
How strong is it?
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.
Can I install it myself?
If you can use a level, a tape measure, a post hole digger and a string line – you can do the job yourself. For larger jobs, some people like to hire a professional for the hole drilling or the entire job.
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. You should probably use a wire that is resistant to rust and corrosion.
How does it compare to wood?
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 life it is about one third of the cost.
How do you set the posts?
The posts are set in concrete in the ground from 600 to 800 mm deep and cement is normally put around the posts for added strength. Always check with local builing codes for all requirements.
Can I paint it?
Paint doesn’t adhere well to the surface which is good against graffiti but bad if you like to paint things.
Will it discolor or become brittle over time?
It is warranted by the factory for your lifetime to never do that. We use a U.V.inhibitor called titanium dioxide which creates a solar barrier so the sun can’t break it down.
How long does it take to get it?
We carry many styles in stock so please Call us For Shipping Lead Times.