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When to Build Your Vinyl Fence

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Fences provide you and your family with a sense of security and privacy, plus they are strong design elements that define a home’s outward appearance. However, fences can be challenging to maintain and build. Wood fences look great but are difficult to maintain. Untreated wood such as cedar, can be left alone to become silver-gray streaky. This is something that many homeowners don’t like. PVC Fencing Jeffrey’s bay While painted fences look neat and tidy, they can become more difficult to paint over time.

Vinyl fencing is the perfect solution. Vinyl fences are attractive, durable, low-maintenance and very attractive. Vinyl fences are untreated and unpainted because their color is infused in the vinyl. They can keep their color year after year, season after season.

Basics of Building a Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fences rely on an interlocking component system. Upon purchase, you must make sure that you have all of the necessary components to form a complete kit. Vinyl fences are not flexible so you must ensure that everything is included.

Vinyl Picket Fences

PVC Fencing Port Elizabeth Vinyl picket fences are made with anchor pipes that are driven into the ground using a sledgehammer. Hollow posts slide over anchor pipes like sleeves. Two anchor pipes are used to create a section of fence panels: one rail on the bottom, one rail on the top and multiple pickets which run through the two rails.

Vinyl privacy fences

Taller, six-foot vinyl privacy fences’ posts must be anchored into the ground with concrete, like conventional four-by-four fence posts. These posts are not designed to slide over an existing anchor pipe. They are set directly into 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

A permit may be required before you build your fence. An inspector must inspect the site after the work is completed and close the permit. All work must follow local building codes. Take a look at legal issues like easements, zoning. Local zoning and setback regulations can affect fence construction.

When to Install Your Vinyl Fence

You will have difficulty digging the holes for a privacy fence or driving the anchor pipes to a picket fence if the ground is frozen. You should wait for the ground to thaw before you begin construction.

Safety of Fence-Building

To locate underground utilities such as water, gas and electricity, call your utility locator whenever you dig on your property. PVC Fencing East London These services will also be marked with color-coded paint that eventually fades.

What you’ll need

Equipment / Tools

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

Materials

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