Frequently Asked Questions - PVC Fence Supply

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Which is better wood or vinyl fence?
    Wood vs. Vinyl Fencing. Vinyl fencing lasts much longer than wood, requires virtually no maintenance, and won’t be destroyed by wood’s archenemies (termites, fungus, dry rot, and fire). Vinyl fencing might seem somewhat more expensive than wood fencing at the initial investment, however, it is not, if we consider the expense of staining, painting, general maintenance and overall life expectancy of wood fencing. At the end vinyl and pvc fencing to our opinion is a better Investment!
  • Is your vinyl fence American made?
    Yes, our product is extruded – manufactured in the U.S. Be aware of imported PVC FENCING products, specially from China are not necessarily manufactured to the same specifications AND QUALITY as domestic manufacturers.
  • What is difference between Home Depot or Lowes fence (bracketed) and Your fence (routed system)?
    The most important difference between our vinyl fence system and a bracketed style system which is typically sold by the main hardware stores such as Home Depot and Lowes ARE QUALITY & INTEGRITY. Our routed vinyl fence has a greater wall thickness, exceptional ultraviolet inhibitors to prevent disintegration and discoloration. Our system is not glued together or put together with metal brackets or fasteners. Our product stands out as much stronger fence system that is able to comply WITH engineering recommendations and your municipality building codes to resist a hurricane impact as required.
  • How can i determine how much vinyl fence i need to buy?
    Our fence specialist team memberS ARE able to help you to get an accurate quote. We can read of blue prints, building plans, surveys, sketches, or we can help you design and figure out the fence style, proper layout, fencing material and accessories needed for your fence project. Please call us today!
  • What is the main difference between an American vinyl fencing Product compared to foreign products?
    The main difference is the UV protection or the protective film which helps to preserve the integrity of the pvc – vinyl product.
  • What color does vinyl fencing come in?
    Many people are familiar with the most popular color which is white vinyl fencing but often ask about other vinyl fence colors that are available. We have a large inventory in WHITE AND Tan colors. We do have OTHER COLORS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, such as gray and dark brown.
  • I am ready to buy a vinyl fence, how long does it take to get my order ready?
    For the most common fence styles we have stock ready inventory available to be picked up in our facility or delivered to your fence project site. If your fence order needs to be customized it will take a few more days for fabrication. We can assure you to provide a great costumer service by producing quotes and answering concerns promptly. We manufacture and deliver all orders in a timely manner in order to meet the purchaser’s deadlines. Please call us for a free quote on your standard or special fence request.
  • What is your warranty?
    We transfer a lifetime manufacturer’s limited warranty to the end user. Our PVC fencing, railing, and decking products have a lifetime warranty against peeling, flaking, blistering, rotting, and corroding, if it is installed under normal conditions.
  • What Is The difference between commercial and residential grade vinyl fence?
    Wall thickness of the pvc – vinyl extrusions are the main difference. Please ask us for the fence grade you desire.
  • How long does vinyl fence last?
    VINYL FENCING IS suppose to last a lifetime if properly installed and expose to normal conditions. Vinyl fencing outlast any fencing material in the market and its price is comparable to wood fencing taking in consideration lifetime expectancy and maintenance.
  • How is vinyl fencing made?
    Vinyl fences are plastic, made specifically with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). This material is combined with special ingredients that make it strong, durable, and resistant to various types of weather and ultraviolet rays. Vinyl fencing is usually made in two different ways: mono-extrusion and co-extrusion.
  • How to prevent vinyl gates from sagging?
    Use a heavier – thicker wall post (commercial grade) or use an aluminum fence post insert to prevent any sagging. We carry all the right fence parts and accessories for your fence project.
  • What types of vinyl fences styles do you offer?
    Our company is a vinyl fence fabricator that has the ability to fabricate over 50 different styles of vinyl fences, vinyl railing and vinyl gates. The most common styles of vinyl fence we sell are tongue and groove privacy, privacy with lattice accent, semi-privacy, picket and pool code fence. If you have a fence style in mind, we can customize it for you, please call us to provide you with a quote.
  • What type of hardware do you use for your gates?
    Our company supplies and sells premium gate hardware. For our vinyl fence gates, we offer self closing adjustable stainless steel and/or powder coated hinges with a stainless steel and/or powder coated post latch. We also have tru-close hinges and a two-sided lok n latch latching system. We carry fencing hardware only from leader manufactures that make all components from a heavy duty plastic composite, excellent grade metals and great functionality designs.
  • How wide ARE THE vinyl fence panels?
    Our products are designed from 4 ft. To 8 ft wide panels depending upon the fence style, wind resistance requirement, and opacity needed. Some vinyl fence panels might require an aluminum reinforcement inserts to be placed within its extrusions in order to meet your fence building requirements.
  • What types of vinyl fence POST caps do you offer?
    Wood vs. Vinyl Fencing. Vinyl fencing lasts much longer than wood, requires virtually no maintenance, and won’t be destroyed by wood’s archenemies (termites, fungus, dry rot, and fire). Vinyl fencing might seem somewhat more expensive than wood fencing at the initial investment, however, it is not, if we consider the expense of staining, painting, general maintenance and overall life expectancy of wood fencing. At the end vinyl and pvc fencing to our opinion is a better Investment!
  • Do you use fasteners, brackets or glue to connect your fence?
    Our vinyl fencing system is the best in the market, it is routed, interlocked, tongue and groove. We do not carry fence systems that use glued parts, metal brackets or fasteners; normally, they are not hurricane impact approved. No metal or plastic brackets are used to fasten our fence system.
  • What is vinyl fencing made of?
    Vinyl fence is a type of plastic fence made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride). The PVC resin is combined with special ingredients that give vinyl fence exceptional impact strength, durability and weatherability. Vinyl is an easy-care alternative to other fence materials.
  • What’s the difference between plastic and vinyl?
    Vinyl is not a natural substance but is a synthetic man-made material. It is a type of plastic that is made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine (found in regular salt). When processed, both the substances are combined to form Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resin, or as is commonly referred to – Vinyl.
  • How many bags of concrete do I need for a pvc fence post?
    Estimating 50-lb – 60 lb Bags of Fast-Setting Concrete Mix, it can be used up to 2 bags for holes as big as 14” diameter and 24” deep
  • What can PVC be used for?
    PVC is a common, strong but lightweight plastic used in construction. It is made softer and more flexible by the addition of plasticizers. If no plasticizers are added, it is known as uPVC (unplasticized polyvinyl chloride) or rigid PVC.
  • Are vinyl fences recyclable?
    PVC is inherently recyclable. Because vinyl is a thermoplastic, it can be reheated, melted and used again. A recent study determined that more than 99 percent of all vinyl ends up in a finished product. Even the vinyl sawdust that is created by decking installation can be put back into the recycling stream.
  • Is it easy to install vinyl fence?
    Yes, it is as simple as putting together a small puzzel. Our most regular clients love to install this type of fencing material due that easy to put together and to be handle.
  • What are the steps to install vinyl fence?
    1. Obtain a Fence Permit
    2. Locate the areas where you planning to install the fence (boundaries or fence lines)
    3. Call your local underground utility locators to mark prior to dig safetly
    4. Run strings marking the layout of the vinyl fence will be install
    5. Mark all your fence post holes according your vinyl fence panels width sections and gate openings.
    6. Dig your holes depth and diameter according the specifications allowed on your fence permit.
    7. After all the holes are filled with concrete, start placing plum all vinyl fence post
    8. Snap the bottom rail into place, post after post
    9. After all posts & rails are in placed, place all vinyl pickets into the bottom rail.
    10. Snap the upper rail into place, post after post
    11. Place a post cap in each fence post
  • What are the steps to install vinyl gate?
    1. Assuming you have an existing opening for your gate and the right size gate
    2. Make sure your gate posts are stiff and solid to hold a gate
    3. Screew your gate hinges on to the axis of rotation fence post
    4. Align the top outline of the fence and gate  
    5. Start screewing the hinges on to the gate
    6. Adjust the hinges to create a proper reveal
    7. Install the receiving part of the gate latch – be aware of pvc gate opening pattern for correct placement
    8. Install the pin part of the gate latch
    9. Install a gate handle
    10. Install one drop rod if it is a double gate
  • How can I determine the actual size of vinyl gate?
    For instance, our most commonly used vinyl gate hardware discounts 3/4” – 1” (gate hinges) & 3/4” – 1” (gate latch) = 1.5”- 2” inches total. Determine the exact measurements of the gate opening, make sure you measure the top & bottom and use the smaller measurement as your existing opening for your new gate. Also, determine the type of gate hardware to be used. Based on the gate hardware chosen, substract the proposed gap spaces left by the hardware to the existing opening.
  • How do I maintain vinyl fence?
    It is a s simple as rinsing with water & soap once or twice a year depending on the near by elements affecting the cleanliness of the vinyl fence

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