Installing a Vinyl Fence: A Foolproof Guide

Installing a Vinyl Fence: A Foolproof Guide

Have you already got yourself the most sought-after custom vinyl fencing from Duramax? With the project mapped up and the materials in order, you are now ready to transform your backyard and give your property a new look. First, however, you need to know why Duramax vinyl fencing is preferred over traditional materials. Whether you are choosing a strong fence or planning to install one, knowing the nitty-gritty details of vinyl fence installation is paramount.

There are a lot of things that can cause a conundrum when you are setting up vinyl fences. So, here we have compiled a list of do’s and don’ts you must read before installing a vinyl fence. This will ensure that the DIY project is executed as skillfully as what a pro might have done. 

Do! Go through the zoning law:

Before building the fence, you need to make sure that the fence meets the specific requirements laid down by your city. Every city has its laws regarding fence zoning. You can check them on their website. Go through your city laws carefully, and then you should do your work.

Do let the neighbors know, too:

Let’s face the challenge. It’s you and your neighbor who shares the property line, right? You should maintain that relationship in good spirits. So, inform the neighbors about your plan beforehand. They will often not have a big issue with the fence, as it would mean enhanced privacy without the work. 

Don’t set up fences very close to each other:

Once acquainted with the laws of building your fence, you must demarcate its exact look. You can do this by placing stakes where the end posts and corners will go. After that, tie a string joining each stake. Then, place the stakes in between, marking where the post will go. Make sure to install the fence posts only a short distance from each other, as this can make the fence look stiff without any room for flexibility. However, vinyl fences made from 100% virgin PVC material are flexible yet strong. Flexibility is important for better durability, and the fences can withstand bad weather. 

Do! Locate a litter-free area:

Before digging holes for Duramax’s custom vinyl fencing installation, mark the perimeter where the fence will be installed and pull out anything in the way. We suggest you carefully walk along the perimeter and bring out any rocks, plants, or litter that could hinder installation. 

Don’t dig shallow holes:

Always do the opposite. Shallow holes will only help weaken your fences, and they will be more susceptible to blowing over during high winds. When digging holes for Duramax’s Fences, we suggest you dig holes six inches deeper than recommended. This will give you enough room to backfill the hole with gravel, making your post stand stronger. 

Do! Install corner and end posts first:

Remember that the first post you install should be towards the fence end. The second one should be the corner post, and so on. After this, you can tie a string that attaches the corner post to the end post. This will serve as a reference for setting up our custom vinyl fencing in a straight line.

Don’t! Treat gate posts like regular posts:

Always dig holes six inches deeper than required. And when you are setting up the gatepost, dig another six inches deeper. The total area occupied by the fence will call for extra strength to lodge the gate’s movement. When you dig an extra half foot, the fence gets the extra strength it needs. 

Do! Use a level:

One of the most important tools you would need while constructing a fence is a level. An eyeball test is insufficient to check whether the fence posts planted in the ground are straight. We suggest you execute the leveling process twice before installing the panels, once after planting the post and the second when you pour the concrete. 

Don’t! Beat the material:

We understand that setting up fences without a hammer is impossible, but use it carefully. You should never sway the hammer directly on the vinyl fence. Instead, get a 2×4 wood plank and hammer the wood while it’s on top of the panel. 

Duramax Vinyl Fences – Engineered keeping longevity in mind 

You will come across many vinyl fences and companies with tall claims about their quality, excellence, and expert customization. However, not all fences are created equal, and Duramax is a cut above the rest. We ensure you get high-quality fences made from 100% virgin vinyl. Our fences are made with the DuraResin vinyl formulation, and are resistant to heating warping, and can survive extreme temperatures without breaking or sagging. Duramax Vinyl Fences are designed to last generations and are non-toxic, lead-free, and impact-resistant materials. Ideally, Duramax Fences can last for 30 years without requiring any repairing or repainting. The fence materials are recyclable and pet-friendly. Duramax Fences are low maintenance and exceed the ASTM F964 standards. These fences never need repainting; and you don’t have to deal with rotting, termite infestation, staining, or rusting. Duramax Fences do not turn yellow, and the strong routing system ensures that the fence stands strong for years. The fire-resistant Duramax Fences come with a limited lifetime warranty and have passed the wind test of 105 mph, which proves their sturdiness and resilience. 

Final Words 

Get the high-quality Duramax Fence within two weeks at factory-direct rates. Our fences are heat resistant and have the highest-rated UV stability and weatherability. By choosing Duramax Fences rather than ordinary fence material, you can save 29% on fencing and labor. For over 20 years, Duramax has provided contractors, homeowners, and property owners with high-end fences nationwide. Request a quote today. Book a free consultation now.


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