How to Install a Vinyl Fence

If you are a DIY’er Do-It-Yourself kind of person, we came across an interesting video on how to install a vinyl fence. This is from an episode of This Old House. We thought is was interesting and that you may too. Give it a watch, if you have questions not answered in this video, feel free to give us a call. If you have an idea of what you want to do, give us a try. You simply design your fence and send it over. No up front payment is required. We will review your needs and respond with the best price possible.

Steps discussed in the video.

1. Stretch a string across the yard to establish the fence line. Use a line level to ensure the string is level.
2. When starting against an existing fence post or other object, dig the first fence-post hole to 32 inch deep using a manual post-hole digger.
3. Prepare the vinyl fence posts by first cutting a pressure-treated 5×5 into 24-inch-long pieces. Insert a piece of 5×5 inside the hollow vinyl post. Secure it with galvanized screws.
4. Mix water and concrete in a wheelbarrow.
5. Stand fence post in hole and fill around it with concrete. Keep the concrete 2 inches below grade.
6. Use a 4-foot level to ensure that the post is perfectly plumb.
7. Use a power auger to dig the remaining fence-post holes.
8. Connect the first fence panel to the post, then secure it with screws fitted with snap caps.
9. Continue to install posts and panels to complete the run of fencing.
10. Install the top rail, and then insert the short, square spindles. Secure the spindles with galvanized screws.
11. Finish the fence by installing a cap to the top of each post. Secure the caps with PVC cement.

Vinyl and Aluminum Fencing Have Broken the Chains of Tradition

Aluminum FencingWhen they hear the word “fence,” many people automatically visualize what have been the two most conventional styles for the past 50 years – chain link and wood. Other than wrought iron which can be cost-prohibitive for many homeowners, these two styles have been the most common. The primary reasons for this were lack of other options, price, and that most fencing companies preferred to install chain link or wood quickly with low labor costs.

But over the past several years, two relatively new materials have gained popularity. The first is aluminum fencing – a lightweight, maintenance free product that offers the same elegant look as wrought iron. The other is vinyl (PVC). The main reasons for their popularity are ease of installation and little or no maintenance.

Another reason why aluminum has become a preferred choice is largely due to the fact that it is ideal for pool fences. Since most local authorities require a barrier around swimming pools, aluminum fencing appeals to many homeowners because of its open picket style and the beauty of wrought iron.

Black vinyl is another way to enjoy the elegance of ornamental wrought iron, as well as the maintenance free benefits of aluminum fencing. The rich, deep black color will hold its look year after year. Built to last a lifetime, vinyl won’t shrink, rust, decompose, rot, fade or even show scratches.

At World Class Fence Distributors, we provide high-quality vinyl and aluminum fencing for residential and commercial properties across the nation. We talk to every customer to guarantee satisfaction. Visit this page and follow the easy steps to place your online order.