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How to Install a Vinyl Fence

Fences give you and your family a sense of security and privacy . They are also strong design elements which define a home’s outside appearance. Fences can be complicated to construct and maintain. Wood fencing is attractive, but they can be difficult to maintain. Some untreated wood like cedar can be left on its own to turn silver-gray and streaky–a look that some homeowners do not like. PVC Fencing Jeffrey’s bay Painted fences give your home a neat, trim look yet become difficult to paint as they age out.

That’s where vinyl fences come in. Vinyl fences can be attractive, durable, and low-maintenance. Vinyl fences are untreated and unpainted because their color is infused in the vinyl. They are able to maintain their color year-round, even if they have been painted.

The basics of building a vinyl fence

Vinyl fences are built on interlocking component systems. You must ensure that all components are included in the purchase to make a complete kit. Vinyl fences cannot be built by improvisation.

Vinyl Picket Fences

PVC Fencing Port Elizabeth Vinyl picket fences start with anchor pipes, which are driven into ground by a saw. Hollow posts are able to slide over the anchor pipes and act as sleeves. Two anchor pipes create a section that can hold one fence panel. There is one rail at bottom and one rail above the top. Additionally, there are multiple pickets that run through both rails.

Vinyl Privacy Fences

Vinyl privacy fence posts that are six feet tall must be concrete-anchored to the ground, just like traditional four-by-four posts. These posts cannot slide over an anchor tube; they are directly sunk into the concrete. A fence panel can be pre-built, which means it is one piece and not multiple pieces that need to be put together.

Codes and Regulations

you might need to obtain an permit before you can build your fence. After the work is done, an inspector must inspect the site and close the permit. All work must adhere to local building codes. Take a look at legal issues like easements, zoning. Your local permitting department can advise you on local zoning and setback regulations that affect fence construction.

When to Install Your Vinyl Fence

It’s difficult to drive the picket fence anchor pipes or dig the holes in the ground if it is frozen. Wait until the ground has thawed before starting construction.

Fence Safety

Call your Utility Locator when you dig on your land to locate any underground services, such as gas, water and electrical lines. PVC Fencing East London These services will have a color-coded spray coat that eventually wears away.

What you will need

Equipment / Tools

  • Shovel or post-hole digger
  • Wood stakes and twine
  • Bubble level
  • Tape measure
  • Sledgehammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw


  • Vinyl picket and privacy fence set
  • Quick-set concrete
  • Filler gravel

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