How To Install a Vinyl Fence

More and more people are choosing vinyl fencing – it is tough and durable and it provides privacy, security and property boundaries. In addition to that, it is a great choice for a fence because vinyl requires no maintenance – once your fence is up it will stay there for many years before you need to replace it.

Vinyl fence installation is a two person job and it can take several days to complete depending on the size of the area that is being fenced. It is always better to get a professional installer to do the job – they have the necessary experience to ensure that the fence is installed properly and they will also be faster than a DIY project. That said, it is important for you to have a basic understanding of vinyl fence installation.

The tools required for this kind of job are general tools that you would get in most woodsheds including a digger, a level, a hammer, a drill, a screwdriver, a tape measure, a mallet and a trowel. As for materials, you need to have vinyl panels, vinyl adhesive, string, fence posts, fence rail brackets, screws, concrete mix to hold the poles in place, stakes and gravel.

What should you take into account before you buy your vinyl fence?

The first thing to consider is why you want to install the fence. Do you want it for security, do you want to create an area for kids to play, do you want a fence for privacy or are you just looking to make your yard more aesthetically pleasing? This should guide you to the best fence for your requirements. You should also consider the style of fence that will work best with your existing landscaping. Vinyl fences can today be found in a variety of styles and colors to suit varied tastes.

As a property owner, there are some important things that you must do before you commence on vinyl fence installation:

  • Discuss boundaries with neighbors whose properties adjoin yours so that you can agree on a property line.
  • Look into easements on your property deed. Easements are usually so that utility companies can have access when they need to and they can affect where you can or cannot put up a fence.
  • Contact your water, gas and sewerage companies to confirm that the fence doesn’t run along any pipes.
  • Apply for any necessary permits.

Once you have done all these things all that is left is to buy the vinyl fence and have it installed.

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