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VINYL FENCING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Although vinyl fencing is in widespread use for many years, many home owners still see this as a new fence product and it's natural to have questions. Our Vinyl Fence Frequently Asked Questions Page will help you learn more about vinyl fencing and give you the information you need to choose vinyl fence for your next project.

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The base ingredient is rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) modified to provide superior impact strength and ultraviolet (UV) resistance. The formulation is similar to that of vinyl siding which has a 20-year history of providing long-term durability and structural integrity.

Quality Vinyl Fence does not turn yellow when it contains at least 10 parts titanium dioxide (TI02), which prevents ultraviolet degradation.

As with most plastics, vinyl will become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break. It is normal for materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. Our product has been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings and changing climatic conditions.

Titanium dioxide is the main ultraviolet inhibitor. It is a white pigment. Therefore, it is difficult to obtain a dark color while having this significant amount of white pigment. Dark colors also absorb heat. Therefore we only offer vinyl fences in white, almond and khaki.

Light chalking is a normal occurrence of any pigmented surface. Washed away by rainfall and normal changes in weather, this process helps to keep your fence looking like new.

Vinyl can be impact modified and quality vinyl fence is engineered to meet or exceed the requirements necessary for excellent performance in the field.

Vinyl fence products have smooth surfaces with no nails, sharp edges or chance for splinters. You, your children, pets and animals are all safer. Vinyl has a tough surface, retains virtually no moisture and has no taste - therefore horses will not "crib" or chew on a vinyl fence. In addition, our experience shows that vinyl fencing holds up to routine property maintenance, including the use of most types of weed eaters.

Use of a non-abrasive liquid cleaning agent is normally sufficient. However, for more stubborn stains, a product similar to Soft Scrub may be helpful.

Vinyl fence does not require painting maintenance. If you decide to paint it, an epoxy-based paint needs to be used in order to adhere to the smooth vinyl surfaces. As with any painted product, it would have to be repainted in time. Caution - painting your vinyl fence will typically results in loss of manufacturer's warranty.

Over the long run, vinyl fence is cheaper than wood. Although your investment is more initially, this is where your expense ends. The cost difference is quickly eliminated once the continous cost of maintaining wood is considered.
 

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