The styles available, the colors, and the durability of a vinyl fence make it a popular product at Fence Supply Online.
“How do they make this stuff?” one customer asked recently and the honest answer from the sales team was: ‘I’m not so sure, but I’ll find out for you.’
As usual the question went upstairs to our team of experts; the advisors who keep the information flowing and our customers up to scratch with all that is happening in the fencing world.
They came back with a few answers, all of them from the top drawer and we put them into this post for our customers.
The process of how a vinyl fence is made breaks down to:
- What’s in the vinyl fence?
- Adding the color
- Putting in the strength
- Designing the style
- Looking after a vinyl fence
Let’s take a closer look at each point.
What’s in the vinyl fence?
Like all other vinyl items, is made from Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC for short.
This a sturdy and durable plastic and is particularly resistant to all types of weather.
The characteristics of PVC make it an ideal material for fencing. Especially so in the mid-west where we have extremes of weather throughout the year.
The liquid PVC goes into molds, which when they dry become rigid and ready for the task at hand.
Adding the color
It surprises our clients when we tell them of the colors available.
Originally you had white only, but modern technology gives us a far better palette to suit your garden design.
The factory adds the tones, and when you order the fence remember to ask for your color.
At Fence Supply Online we stock white, grey, hunter green, brown, cedar, redwood, weathered wood, and black.
Our recent partnering with BlackLine allows us to offer their black vinyl fencing, which does not fade, chalk, or crack under the heat of the sun.
Putting in the strength
As well as adding the colors at the production stage, our vinyl fencing has its unmatchable strength put in too.
The manufacturers put in UV inhibitors, so prolonged exposure to the heat and rays of the sun won’t warp, buckle, or split the vinyl.
They also add the impact inhibitors which give the product the ability to withstand kicks from horses, kids climbing over it and the strong winds which can cause a fence to break.
The durability of vinyl fencing makes it a long-lasting product which can outlast all other materials.
Designing the vinyl fence style
When the vinyl fencing panels are ready, the factory cuts them into different designs.
This way you can get vinyl in picket, privacy, semi-privacy, and ranch-rail fencing styles.
Each design has its uses on your property, and people are often surprised by the range of styles and sizes available.
At the factory the panels are cut, sized and flat-packed for delivery.
Installing a vinyl fence is easy to do, but an experienced contractor can do the job if you are not a DIY person.
Looking after a vinyl fence
An excellent benefit of a vinyl fence is low maintenance.
The low maintenance costs can easily outweigh the initial ones of installing the vinyl fence.
Vinyl will not rust, rot, warp, get infested with termites, nor will it need staining, painting or sealing annually.
You will need to clean it, of course. This you can do with warm soapy water once or twice a year.
A regular inspection will discover loose fittings or any other unusual damage to the fence.
Maintenance is key to getting a long life from your fence, so make a schedule and stick to it.
At Fence Supply Online, we know about vinyl fencing.
Our experts have a lot of solutions and know about most problems
They love to chat with clients and give advice.
Call us today for all your fencing needs.