Putting a vinyl fence around your yard is one way to increase the value of your home. A vinyl fence is an attractive and low maintenance feature that is eye-catching as well. Gone are the Tom Sawyer days of painting picket fences when you install a vinyl fence because it never needs painting. The modern way to get that charming old-fashioned picket fence look is with a vinyl fence. It will not weather, rot, or fade like wood fencing will.
A modern material similar to a vinyl fence is a polymer fence. These can be manufactured to look like elegant wrought iron but without the problems with rust. Like a vinyl fence, it is relatively easy to install. Whatever type of fence you decide to install, it will require two people and several days.
The posts of the vinyl fence will have to be set in concrete which will take some time to set up completely. Getting in a hurry when setting up a polymer or vinyl fence can lead to expensive and time consuming mistakes, so go at it one step at a time or hire a professional.
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Another thing to remember when installing a vinyl fence is to call the authorities about possible underground electric or phone cables or gas lines. Failure to do so could get you in trouble as well as adding to the cost of your vinyl fence.
Any wooden fence style you can dream of can be made as a vinyl fence, whether it is straight or scalloped pickets, railing around a deck, fencing for horse pastures, or a tall privacy fence. Many decorative details are available when choosing a vinyl fence, too, such as lattice work trim and fancy post knobs. Do look for quality details when choosing a vinyl fence. These will prolong the life of the vinyl fence, saving headaches later.
One thing to look for in a vinyl fence are engineered slots for construction instead of brackets and screws. A good vinyl fence will also be sturdy and thick, and will have a good warranty. A vinyl fence will cost more than a wood fence in the beginning, but the long lasting, maintenance free good looks make it a valuable investment for many homeowners.