Installing a vinyl fence is a great way to beautify your property and increase its value as well. While a vinyl fence is not truly maintenance free it is close. Just wash it every once in a while and you will have a good looking fence that will last a lifetime. Vinyl fencing comes in rail, picket and privacy styles.
We have a wide variety of colors to choose from. The height of a vinyl fence can range from three to six feet. The hardest part of installing a vinyl fence is getting the posts set correctly. Once the posts are in a vinyl fence is relatively easy to build. Be sure to save some leftover pickets in case of future repairs. Unlike the box stores, our vinyl fences are built using individual pieces. This means that they are stronger and easier to repair in case of damage. And, there is never a need to put a wood post inside one of our vinyl posts.
Fence CalculatorMake a sketch of your fencing project. Measure and record the distances between each terminal post. Then use our calculator to determine what you will need. Select the height of the fence and the style. Enter the quantity of each type of post. (The number of line posts will be part of the calculation.) For privacy fences the line posts are calculated using 8' centers. The calculator assumes 6' centers for all picket fences. Enter the lengths of each fence section and the number of single and double gates. The calculator can handle up to 12 different fence sections.
The example fence below would have: 6 end posts, 4 corner posts, 1 bare post and fence sections of 10, 52, 32, 44, 52, 8 and 4 feet. We can make the gates for you. If you prefer to make your own gates please contact us and we can get you a list of what you will need. You are always welcome to send your sketch to us and we will part out your fence for you.
The accuracy of the calculator is not guaranteed. It is intended only as a tool to help you part out your fence.
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Vinyl Fence Installation InstructionsAll fence posts should be set in concrete or foam. If you are using concrete be certain that the hole depth goes below the frost line for your area. The frost-line can vary from 0" to over five feet deep. If the concrete does not go below this point the post can be shoved up when the frost comes out of the ground in the spring. If you are using structural foam there is no need to go below the frost-line as foam is not affected by the spring thaw like concrete is. In either case be sure that your post is plumb and square. Let the concrete set up for at least three days. The foam will be ready in about an hour.
Privacy Fence1. Set the posts 8 feet O.C. or less.
2. Install a bottom rail between two posts. Secure with set-screws.
3. Attach a piece of u-channel to the inside of each post
4. Install vertical fence pickets between the posts. Rip the last picket on a table saw if needed.
5a. Install the top rail and secure with set screws. Install the post caps.
5b. For privacy fences with lattice or custom accent, install the mid-rail, then the lattice or pickets and then the top rail.
Picket Fence1. Set the posts 6 feet O.C. or less.
2. Measure the distance in-between each post. Have each section custom routed.
3a. For open or scalloped picket fences install the rails, then the pickets and then the picket caps.
3b. For closed picket fences install the bottom rail, then the pickets and then the top rail.
4. Insert set screws into the top rail. Install the post caps.
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