Questions About Vinyl Fence
Vinyl fences we supply are manufactured like
vinyl siding, which has a long track record of providing durability and longevity.
However, the base ingredient PVC (polyvinyl chloride), is altered to provide for increased
superior impact resistance and ultra violet protection. With our fences and proper
installation, one can be assured of a fence that will remain aesthetically appealing and
Vinyl fences we supply are warranted against
manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. See warranty document for
additional more specific warranties.
Vinyl fences we supply have an exterior layer
for ultra violet protection and an interior built for impact resistance. They are
co-extruded and will not separate.
Vinyl fences we supply do not use the waste
stream as a source. Some other vinyl fences do and it reduces the quality of the products.
Our vinyl fences are recyclable and are used when the plastic meets rigid specifications.
Cold Weather Damage?
Naturally plastic becomes less flexible in
cold temperatures. Vinyl fences we supply are designed to withstand normal climatic
changes. Under normal conditions and without unusual impact, these fences will not snap or
break. Proper installation of concrete footers will prevent post heaving.
Vinyl fences we supply are manufactured with
titanium dioxide, which decreases the likelihood of ultra violet damage.
All the vinyl fences we supply are available
in white. Some are available in tan (ivory) and grey. Because titanium dioxide, a color
loss and change inhibitor, is white in pigment, it is difficult to provide darker colors.
Naturally, darker colors attract sun rays and heat, increasing the likelihood of warping,
sagging, and other sun damage. The latest developments in vinyl color is allowing more and
more darker colors to be introduced. Our CertaGrain colors are a good example.
Vinyl fences we supply are classified as
"self-extinguishing" and will not readily ignite.
Because there are no protruding sharp screws,
nails, and splinters, injury is unlikely. The no-taste factor of PVC decreases the
likelihood of horse chewing. However, interior post caps are recommended for use with
In general, the initial cost of vinyl fencing
is higher than other fence styles. However, when compared on the long run, vinyl fencing
remains maintenance-free while other fence styles increase in maintenance and and repair
I have two vinyl PVC fence brands on my
property, I have noticed that the fence post caps are not interchangeable? I have the need
to purchase 50 post caps for the brand name "US Fence". Do your fence caps fit
this brand? Also is interior vs. exterior mean the fence cap fits the inside the post vs.
outside the post on how the caps attach?
Thank you for writing. You are correct, not all vinyl post
caps will fit all vinyl posts. Not only does size make a difference (3-1/2'', 4'', and 5''
are common sizes of vinyl post caps which are available), but also the radius which is
found in the corner of the cap can affect a proper post cap fit. Some manufacturers of
vinyl post caps have a sharp 90 degree angle on the inside lip of the vinyl post cap; some
have a smooth curved 90 degree bend on the inside of the caps. The shape of the inside of
the post cap can make a difference if the cap fits properly or not. Occasionally, one can
grind out the inside of the cap for a proper fit without it being visible on the outside,
however grinding 50 post caps would be quite a chore. Vinyl post caps are made to fit
either the inside of the post and are often called 'interior caps', or are made to fit the
outside of a post and called 'exterior fit'.
or Comment: I'm planning to fabricate a vinyl picket fence about 12 feet long with three
support posts that will go from 4 feet to about 9 feet high with a sweeping curve to it.
It will be attached to the end of the house on the high side to have some additional
privacy. My question is: Do you sell long lengths of picket fencing so I could make this
unit without attaching one to picket to another to get the height of 9 feet?
Thank you for writing. Our vinyl picket fencing is sold in 6' and 8'
wide sections depending on which fence style you choose. Depending on if we have a stock
style that will fit your needs, or not, you may be fabricating something custom. We do not
have a picket style of fence 9' high. We do have privacy fence, the tallest fence being 8'
high. We carry an assortment of vinyl fence profiles: posts, pickets, and fence horizontal
rails that are used while producing our vinyl fence styles, picket, ornamental,
semi-private, and privicy fence. Most all of these vinyl fence profiles are for sale
I suggest reviewing our vinyl fence styles to find vinyl fence
components which may fit your application. Most all of our vinyl fence styles and
components are available online complete with current pricing, specifications, and helpful
how-to information. You may also send us a tentative material list with quantities and
sizes of vinyl fence components for our review and quotation.
Below you will find a list of related fence links that may prove
Vinyl Fence - Picket Fence Styles: http://www.hooverfence.com/vinyl_fence/picket1.htm
Vinyl Fence - Semi-Private Fence Styles: http://www.hooverfence.com/vinyl_fence/ornamental1.htm
Vinyl Fence - Privacy Fence Styles: http://www.hooverfence.com/vinyl_fence/privacy1.htm
Vinyl Fence - Common Component Piece Size and Specifications Information: http://www.hooverfence.com/vinyl_fence/specs.htm
Vinyl Fence - 4x4 Posts: http://www.hooverfence.com/vinyl/vinyl4x4.htm
Vinyl Fence - 5x5 posts: http://www.hooverfence.com/vinyl/vinyl5x5.htm
Thanks again for writing and we look forward to working with you in
the near future!
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