Vinyl fences are a huge favorite among residential and commercial property owners. It’s because the fences are easy to maintain, durable, eco-friendly, and engineered to withstand the harsh summer heat of southern California. In addition, the beauty of the vinyl fence has no competition, and the ease of installation is another factor that makes them a preferred choice among Americans. However, here are a few most-asked questions about vinyl fences that we can answer.
What is the cost of a good vinyl fence?
The cost of a vinyl fence varies based on the design, the material used, the permits required, and plenty of other factors. However, Duramax Fences come direct from the factory and are competitively priced. By installing Duramax Fences over other alternatives, you save 29% on fencing and labor, making vinyl a cost-effective choice for the long haul.
Is a wooden fence a cheaper alternative to vinyl?
A wooden fence might be cheaper to build, but the long-term maintenance costs will make you spend more than you have estimated. The wooden fences are prone to rotting, degrading, and termite infestation. Treating wood with chemicals can curtail the problem to a certain extent, but the maintenance costs are still huge. Moreover, a wooden fence lasts hardly for five years, after which they need to be replaced with a new one. On the other hand, vinyl fences are durable and do not rot, crack, break, or splinter, unlike a wooden fence. In addition, a vinyl fence made from 100% virgin PVC resin will not attract termites and will last long with minimal maintenance. That’s why although a wooden fence will cost less upfront, the vinyl fence is the most cost-effective option in the long run.
Are vinyl fences available wholesale?
Many fence suppliers do offer vinyl fences wholesale at an affordable price. Duramax Fences is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of vinyl fence at wholesalerates. We manufacture the fences in large quantities in our factory and customize them as required. Our fences arrive in DIY kits approximately 2 weeks direct from the factory.
Can you install a vinyl fence without concrete?
If you don’t want concrete, foundations like gravel would be ideal for vinyl fence installation. However, concrete is ideal for vinyl fence installation as it is more durable and stronger. But expanding foam is also a great alternative for fence foundations.
What is the minimum standard for a vinyl fence post?
A 2 foot depth is the minimum standard for a vinyl fence post. It’s recommended to dig ½ the height of the fence post. However, the deeper the hole, the stronger the fence post and the sturdier the fence line.
What is the distance between the vinyl fence posts?
The recommended distance for the vinyl fence posts is between 6 to 8 ft. However, it might not work everywhere, which is why you can ask the HOA and local authorities about exceptions so you can customize the fence that’s ideally suitable for your property.
How to maintain a new vinyl fence?
One of the special reasons vinyl fences are an asset is that they are super easy to maintain. Wooden fences require pesticide treatment, whereas metal fences need to be guarded against rusting. However, vinyl fencing is virtually maintenance-free. To maintain a vinyl fence, you can wash the panels with a garden hose to remove dirt, debris, and dead leaves. If there are mildew patches over the fence, then a solution of warm water, detergent, and bleach in a 12:1:1 ratio should be used to clean the fence. This solution eliminates mildew and prevents its regrowth. Lastly, you must regularly inspect the fence line to ensure its stability and sturdiness. Regular inspection can prevent costly repairs and enhance the longevity of the fence line.
How long does a vinyl fence last?
A well-maintained vinyl fence can last for decades. Vinyl fences have more longevity than traditional wood fences and ideally last 30 years without needing repairs or replacements.
Do I need consent from the neighbor before fence installation?
Building a fence with consent from the neighbor is important but not mandatory. However, you need to ensure that the fence meets all the county’s building codes and considerations. That’s why you should talk to your neighbor and the local authorities before installing the fence. It’s important to know your property boundary and not annoy the neighbors.
Is a permit necessary?
Yes, you might need a permit for the fence installation, but not in all cases. Again, for a permit, you need to pay a certain fee which can add up to the costs. However, you only need permits when you plan to set up a fence higher than the general recommendation or build the fence line on steep slopes or places close to a greenbelt.
Can a vinyl fence increase property value?
If your fence is strong, durable, and adds curb appeal, a potential buyer might be interested in paying more for the property. However, while a wooden fence might look visually appealing, vinyl fences are soon catching up. Duramax has developed DuraGrain fences, a wood-grained material that is an ideal replacement for a wooden fence. The DuraGrain fence looks like wood but is durable, low maintenance, and strong like vinyl.
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