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.