Fencing FAQ

All you need to know before installing vinyl fencing around your property

A Semi-privacy vinyl fencing panel can be used with the help of any professional installer, or you can simply DIY install a Duramax semi-privacy fencing panel with the help of the instruction manuals provided or get help from a local handy person.

When looking for mild privacy for your property, a semi-privacy fence should be installed. This fence does not completely block the outside view and allows air to pass through the property.

Some of the different types of Semi-Privacy Fences are:  
  • Yard Fence Style: The yard fence style is one of the best semi-privacy vinyl fence styles. It provides a square profile.
  • Picket Style: Another commonly used semi-privacy fence typ... Read More

While other fences last 10 to 15 years and require regular professional maintenance, Duramax semi-privacy vinyl fences are a long-term investment. They can last over 30 years with very little maintenance. Once installed, a semi-privacy vinyl fence can offer a lifetime of carefree performance.

A semi-private vinyl fence might seem expensive, but Duramax is a good option if you’re looking for a fence that will last you long without any repainting or repairs required. Our fences are available at wallet-friendly factory direct pricing. Moreover, with our DIY fences, you can save 29% on fen... Read More

A privacy fence can completely block your outside view and isolate you from the outside world; thus, investing in a semi-private fence can be a better option. A semi-private vinyl fence ensures privacy and security like a privacy fence, but it gives you room for enough visibility. Investing in a sem... Read More

A semi-private vinyl fence is a great choice if you want mild or partial privacy for your property. It offers decent security and privacy while maintaining cordial turf.

A semi-private vinyl fence is designed with gaps that allow airflow and light to pass through and also allow mild visibility. These fences are usually the same height as vinyl privacy fences; they are beautifully decorated to increase your house’s curb appeal. A privacy vinyl fence adds complete s... Read More

A semi-privacy vinyl fence lives up to its name, provides good visibility, and ensures privacy without completely obscuring your view, unlike a full-privacy vinyl fence. These fences allow airflow and light through the panels and do not completely seclude your yard.

Both privacy and semi-privacy fences are made from vinyl, thus making them highly long-lasting and durable. A vinyl privacy fence is a good option when looking for full privacy. Similarly, semi-privacy fences will do your job if you want mild privacy.

While the upfront cost of vinyl fencing may be higher than some other materials, its long lifespan and minimal maintenance costs often make it a cost-effective choice in the long run.

The initial cost of vinyl fences is comparatively higher than wooden fences. But vinyl fences have zero to minimal maintenance costs; they can last years without requiring professional repair or maintenance. Wooden fences require periodic staining and repainting, resulting in a high maintenance cost... Read More

Yes, we offer customization options for height and design. This allows property owners to tailor the fence to their specific privacy and aesthetic needs.

Yes, our vinyl fences come in a variety of colors and styles to suit different preferences and property aesthetics. Common colors include white, tan, and gray, and styles range from traditional to contemporary designs.

Installation difficulty can vary, but our vinyl privacy fences come with interlocking panels, making them suitable for DIY installation.

Yes, vinyl fences are designed to withstand various weather conditions, including rain, snow, and intense sunlight. They are resistant to warping, cracking, and discoloration.

Yes, vinyl fences are easy to clean. Typically, a gentle wash with soap and water is sufficient to remove dirt and stains. They do not require painting or staining over time.

With proper care, a vinyl privacy fence can last for decades. Our vinyl privacy fences last from 20 to 30 years, showcasing the long-term durability of the material.

Vinyl privacy fences are known for their durability, resistance to elements, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. They don’t require painting, won’t rot or warp, and are impervious to pests.

Investing in a vinyl privacy fence is a good choice as it enhances your property’s security, privacy, and aesthetic appeal. These fences are very pocket-friendly and low maintenance. Vinyl fences are durable and very sturdy, lasting for many years. They are hassle-free and quick to install. These ... Read More

Vinyl privacy fences are installed all across the USA and other countries. These fences are ideal for protecting property from trespassers and intruders. These fences are ideally installed around the property or in backyards.

A vinyl privacy fence is fencing made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), offering a durable and low-maintenance solution for creating privacy around residential or commercial properties.

A ranch rail fence is ideally used for large estates, farms, or ranches. Their design is ideal for keeping livestock and horses within the property’s perimeter.

The lifespan of the Duramax vinyl ranch rail fence is usually up to 30 years without any professional repair or maintenance requirement.

Ranch rail fences are usually made from wood, iron, or vinyl. Vinyl ranch rail fences are an ideal choice as they are highly resistant to weather conditions. Vinyl fences are long-lasting and require minimal maintenance.

Ranch rail fences are mostly vinyl or wood, with two or more rails and a lot of open spacing. These fences are known as ranch rail or split rail fences. Ranch rail fences are ideal for farms as they are great for keeping cattle and horses
safe within the premises.

Some popular fencing styles around the pool are mesh and vinyl since both allow you to enjoy the view around the pool. Public pools often use wood, glass, or even metal fencing as a popular choice. But when it comes to durability, cost, and strength, vinyl is the ideal option.

Legally, in-ground pools are required to be guarded by pool fences. If the pool is in your yard and fences surround it, an additional boundary is not required. A fence is only needed for an above-ground pool if the pool is of a certain

Vinyl pool fences are one of the ideal ways to protect your pets and small kids from drowning in a pool. Since kids should only enter the pool with the supervision of adults, a pool fence is required to maintain basic safety. It also prevents adults from falling into the pool in the dark or at night... Read More

The ideal height for a pool fence in most US states is 4.5 feet. Some states and countries allow it to be 5 feet in height. You need to check your municipality for the exact height your pool needs.

Viny perimeter fencing from Duramax only requires a little maintenance. A pressure wash with a garden is enough to make them shiny and new.

Yes, vinyl fences withstand extreme temperatures. These fences are made with 12 parts of titanium dioxide and UV inhibitors, preventing our fences from warping in the hot summer or cracking during extreme cold.

Our fences are lead-free and free from harmful chemicals. Duramax fences are constructed so there are no protruding sharp fasteners like screws and nails. Vinyl material does not splinter, so it is safe for pets and children.

Vinyl fences are resistant to fire to a great extent. They have a burning point of 900ºF . So you don’t have to worry about the fences catching fire while you’re having a bonfire in your backyard.

Duramax Fences do not need regular maintenance. Periodically, you may need to wash these fences with a garden hose. Duramax fences do not stain, chip, or attract debris and dirt. Our fences can last you for at least 25 to 30 years without repainting or replacement. We... Read More

Not all vinyl fences  turn yellow with time. Poor-quality vinyl may lose its color, but our vinyl fences will not. Our fences are made using the DuraResin vinyl formulation, which protects them from UV rays and prevents them from turning yellow or fading. Potent UV i... Read More

The direct cost of a vinyl fence is higher than wood. A wooden fence is comparatively cheaper, but its maintenance cost is high. To maintain a wooden fence, you must call for professional staining to prevent damage. However, initially, a vinyl fence might be expensive... Read More

Vinyl fences can last for more than 30 years with very little maintenance. While other fence types last 10 to 15 years and require regular professional maintenance, vinyl is a long-term investment. Once installed, a vinyl fence can offer you a lifetime of carefree per... Read More

While attaching a vinyl wall topper to an existing fence, it is important to check the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer. There is no particular way that fits all. It depends on the type of design you are adding.

Yes, a lattice topper is a familiar choice to add height to a fence or brick wall. There are various options for lattice wall toppers to add height to the existing wall.

The price of the wall topper depends on the style and design of the vinyl wall topper you choose. The wall toppers will always have a competitive price for contractors and for those who build the fence toppers themselves.

Vinyl fences can be lengthened to different heights. Various options, such as a vinyl wall topper, are available to increase the height. But you should check with your local building codes to see if your code approves your desired height.

A vinyl wall topper is an additional part of the fence installed over your pre-existing fence, block, or concrete wall. It adds extra height and enhances the safety and security of your property. Vinyl wall toppers are often added to increase the aesthetic appeal of a house.

Vinyl and aluminum fencing looks good as these are deluxe fencing materials, immune to molding, rotting, and wear and tear from impacts. You can expect both aluminum and vinyl fencing to last you for a long time. Duramax fences are low maintenance, hassle-free to inst... Read More

Vinyl is made of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. The PVC is added with special components to increase its strength, durability, and resistance.

Perimeter vinyl fences protect your privacy and property from unwanted strangers, intruders, trespassers, and stray animals. This fence can keep criminals and trespassers from entering your house. The major reason is that a fenced property looks more secure than an un... Read More

The cheapest fence is vinyl fencing that will outlast wood fences and never need to be replaced. However, not all vinyl is made of the same quality, so be mindful of the different grades of vinyl fencing available.

A perimeter fence is a type of fencing that is installed around the perimeter of the property. These fences help identify boundaries, protecting the property from intruders and strangers. Perimeter fencing is mainly used for security and privacy; choosing the right de... Read More

The initial cost of vinyl fencing is comparatively higher than that of a wooden fence. But vinyl fences have virtually zero maintenance cost, whereas the cost of maintaining wooden fences is high. Wooden fences require periodic maintenance, like repainting and stainin... Read More

Vinyl perimeter fencing is an ideal choice for perimeter fencing. Compared to metal or wooden perimeter fencing alternatives, these are durable and low-maintenance. Vinyl does not pit, rot, or rust over the years but rather it retains its appearance for a long time. O... Read More

Different grades of vinyl perimeter fencing are available, from commercial to residential to imported. The residential grade vinyl is the thinnest and the cheapest material you can purchase. At the same time, commercial-grade vinyl is of superior quality and is often ... Read More

The affordable option is vinyl fencing since its longevity surpasses a wooden fence and does not require replacement or repair for a long time. All vinyl fencing does not offer the same quality, so it’s important to be mindful of the various grades available.

Many fences last a decade to 15 years, with regular professional maintenance. Vinyl fencing can last over 30 years with virtually no maintenance or repairs. Once installed, a vinyl fence can offer you a lifetime of carefree performance.

If you consider fencing as a long-term investment, then DuraGrain is better than a wooden fence. Although this kind of fence is costly initially, its low maintenance and highly durable than a cheap wooden fence. Moreover, the DuraGrain vinyl fence looks and feels like real wood and can be cus... Read More

The DuraGrain vinyl fence might be a vinyl fence, but it looks like a wooden one! Such a fence can last for years without losing appeal and charm. A DuraGrain fence can certainly increase the value of your home as it would retain the charm of a wooden fence but is low maintenance, weather-pro... Read More

Vinyl fences do not need any repainting. Made from high-quality materials, these fences retain their luster for years. You will never find the vinyl fence fading, chipping, or losing its sheen. Duramax vinyl fences come in varied designs, colors, and styles.

A good quality vinyl fence can outlast your home. Yes! Duramax vinyl fences are commercial-grade material that lasts for years without needing repairs or repainting. Our fences come with a warranty lasting 20 years without any hassles.

Not at all. Duramax vinyl fences are better than others as they have thicker walls and are made from 100% virgin vinyl and raw PVC resin. Moreover, we use the DuraResin formulation to combat UV radiation, ensuring the fences last for years without fading or getting discolored.

A vinyl fence may be costlier than an average wooden fence, but it lasts longer and is ten times stronger. When you install a Duramax fence, you save 29% on labor and fencing compared to other fences.

Vinyl fences are your ideal choice if you’re looking for a durable, low-maintenance fence that will last long. These fences are strong, sturdy, and are low maintenance. Vinyl fences are a single-time investment and do not require replacement or repair for years. So,... Read More

Vinyl fences are a wise investment because, if maintained properly, they can last for a long time, up to 30 years in many cases.

Vinyl is made from PVC or polyvinyl chloride. The PVC resin is mixed with special ingredients that provide exceptional durability, strength, and resistance.

Over time, many fences have been introduced in the market. However, the most popular type of fence is vinyl fence. The white vinyl privacy fence is a classic choice that requires minimal maintenance and lasts for years.

Over the years, different forms of fencing styles have emerged that have given property owners a wide range of fencing options to choose from. Here are the popular nine fences that have found their niche in the fencing industry. Aluminum Fence- A popular fencing material, aluminum... Read More

Nothing could be more appealing than beautifying your residential property with exquisite traditional vinyl fencing. Traditional vinyl fencing gives a classic touch that significantly improves the worth of your residential space. If you are keen to know what the purest form of traditional fencing is... Read More

If you are planning to revamp the exterior of your gardens or front yards, investing in a perimeter vinyl fence is the right option. Perimeter vinyl fencing gives a classic all-American style feeling that makes your property look one-of-a-kind. These fences are made with evenly spac... Read More

The majority of homeowners have shown their keen interest in privacy fencing that gives a feeling of protection and comfort. If you are looking for affordable privacy fencing, you are advised to buy vinyl privacy fence. Vinyl privacy fencings are attractive-looking ones without show... Read More

When you are planning to install a privacy fence in the front yard, you have to consider a lot of features such as attractiveness, durability, level of protection, and much more. The more you emphasize the quality of fencing, the more you add charm and exquisiteness to your property. If you are keen... Read More

Today, vinyl fences are considered to be the most sought-after fencing materials for residential and commercial spaces. From enhancing the property’s exteriors to strengthening the protection from external hazards, vinyl fences have got it all. Several vinyl fencing manufacturers ... Read More

When you invest in conventional fences such as metal or wood fences, you might succeed in adding a touch of beauty to your property’s exterior; you cannot enjoy lifetime durability. Over time, these fences become prone to malicious environmental factors such as dirt, stains, grime, and even bacter... Read More

Previously, residential owners used to install a wood fence and iron fences for secluding their property from the intervention of neighbors and streetwalkers, and most importantly, unwanted noise. However, such fences failed to stay in good condition as they were susceptible to the harsh sun rays an... Read More

Putting up wooden fences can instantly uplift the visual appearance of a property. They add a touch of sophistication and elegance that considerably improve the worth of your property. Wooden fences are available at affordable rates in the market. However, with time, wooden fences lose their quality... Read More

When DuraMax first entered the exterior vinyl building products market, we saw a huge deficiency in how consumers were being serviced in the Western US. The only exterior vinyl building products available to the residents of the Western US had to be shipped in from the Midwest and East Coast where a... Read More

Well, here’s a definition, courtesy of Wikipedia: Titanium dioxide, also known as titanium(IV) oxide or titania, is the naturally occurring oxide of titanium, chemical formula TiO2. When used as a pigment, it is called titanium white, Pigment White 6 or CI 77891. It is noteworthy for its wide rang... Read More


Yes. Depending on circumstances and local building codes, high vinyl fencing may require reinforcement of the posts, but this is equally true for other materials.

No problem. Your local dealer/contractor knows how to use our standard vinyl components to fabricate gates.

Our standard components come in a large variety of shapes and sizes. This provides a tremendous selection of “building blocks” and permits virtually unlimited customization of your fencing. Almost any style you’ve seen in wood, metal or vinyl fencing—as well as many you’ve never seen—can... Read More

The installation requirements are no different than for wood fence posts. If you live in an area where concrete is normally used, you would use it for vinyl as well. If concrete is not usually used for wood posts in your area, you would not use it for vinyl posts either.

Lawn equipment such as power mowers, trimmers and weed eaters can damage any fence posts—vinyl included. But since vinyl fencing consists of standardized components that are easily replaced, the damage is less of a problem than with alternative fencing materials that are variable and need to be ca... Read More

A once-a-year washing will keep your fencing looking new indefinitely. The fact that this is the ONLY maintenance needed is one of the main reasons why vinyl has been gaining in popularity. Other fencing materials require an ongoing commitment to a costly and time-consuming program of maintenance.

Under certain conditions, mold and mildew can settle on the surface of vinyl fencing. But since it cannot penetrate the surface, it is easily wiped off with detergent and water.

Wind loads vary based on location and the placement and installation of the vertical posts and horizontal rails. When the fencing is installed according to specifications, wind is never a problem. As for weathering, vinyl does not rust, and it holds up better than any alternative fencing material on... Read More

DuraMax fencing comes with a Lifetime Transferable Non-Prorated Limited Warranty. “Lifetime” and “Non-Prorated” are clues that when we say it lasts, we mean it. And “Transferable” is a clue that when we say it adds value to your property, we back that up as well.

Your vinyl fencing is designed to last a lifetime. But lasting long is not the whole story. Another question is how long it will continue to look good. On this issue, you are apt to envy your own fencing…because the fencing will stay young-looking indefinitely.

No. The initial investment for vinyl is much less than for custom ornamental iron fencing. Compared with decent-quality wood and metal fencing, the initial cost of vinyl may seem to be a bit more, but when you consider that vinyl requires no sanding, priming or painting, the installed costs are abou... Read More

"Vinyl" is short for polyvinyl chloride, also called PVC, a plastic material widely used for applications that demand durability. The prefix “poly” refers to the fact that the molecules are chemically linked to one another in long chains, called polymers. Although PVC is the principal ingredient... Read More
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