Basics of Building a Vinyl Fence

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. It can be hard to install and maintain fences. Wood fences have a beautiful appearance but are very difficult to maintain. Some untreated lumber like cedar could be left as is to turn streaky and silver-gray. This can cause homeowners to dislike the look. PVC Fencing Jeffrey’s bay Paint fences are neat and trim, but they become harder to paint as they age.

Vinyl fences make this possible. Vinyl fences offer a high level of durability, low maintenance, and are very attractive. Vinyl fences don’t need to be treated or painted because the vinyl has a color infused within it. They manage to keep their color from season to season, year to year.

The basics of building a vinyl fence

Vinyl fences are built on interlocking component systems. 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 can be used to cover the anchor pipes as 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

Vinyl privacy fences with taller posts of six feet or more must be secured to the ground with concrete. These posts are not designed to slide over an existing anchor pipe. They are set directly into concrete. A fence panel comes pre-assembled. It is one unit that does not require assembly.

Codes and Regulations

you might need to obtain an permit before you can build your fence. Once the work has been completed, an inspector will inspect the site to close out the permit. All work must be built according to local building codes and regulations. Consider legal issues like easements or zoning. The local permitting office can provide information about setback regulations and zoning that could affect fence construction.

When is Vinyl Fence Best Built?

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-Building Safety

You should always call your local utility locator before digging on your property. They will be able to identify any underground utilities, such as water, gas, and electric lines, whenever you do so. PVC Fencing East London These services will be marked using color-coded spraypaint that eventually fades.

What You Will Need

Equipment/Tools

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

Materials

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