3 Things That Can Go Wrong When Installing Vinyl Fencing on Your Own

Vinyl fencing is much more interesting than you can imagine, and it’s not just about securing privacy from your neighbors. Installing a fence is a difficult task, as many believe, but this is only at first glance. If you like to do something with your own hands then try to install a vinyl fence on your own. But what can go wrong when installing a vinyl fence on your own? We’ll find out!

Installing vinyl fencing on your own

If you want to install a vinyl fencing yourself, make sure that the dimensions of the fence correspond to the area on which they will be installed, since you will not be able to trim the sections of the fence. First, you need to decide on the place where the fence will be located, its length and height.

For self-installation of the fence, it is not necessary to have a lot of experience or special skills. Vinyl fences, as a rule, have detailed installation instructions. Besides, you can turn to Front Gate Vinyl company’s support service. Front Gate Vinyl is specializing in the design and installation of vinyl fences, vinyl gates, vinyl patio covers, vinyl pergolas, vinyl decks, and vinyl wall extension.

Vinyl will last a lifetime if you stock up with a level gauge, tape measure, manual or mechanical drill, a screwdriver when installing the fence.

The next important step is the selection of support pillars. They can be metal or brick. The first option is simpler in construction, the second – requires certain skills during installation works, but differs in higher decorativeness.

3 things that can go wrong when installing vinyl fencing on your own

Vinyl fencing on your own

Don’t install your panels tightly together. Vinyl will expand and change depending on the weather. Too tight installation of the panels will affect the durability of the vinyl fence.

Also, you’d use a level gauge to make sure your panels are straight. Use it for the top line of fences. Make sure that they remain straight after you have poured concrete, as well as during concrete laying. Alignment is very important, so make sure you double-check before cementing.

Leave a gap between the edge of the gate and the hinge post.

Use extreme caution when using concrete to avoid spilling material onto the fence. In case of a spill, clean promptly in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Supports are fixed in a pre-prepared recess with sand and cement. After installing the first corner posts, the location of the subsequent posts is determined with a rope.

So, if you follow the rules and precautions, nothing can go wrong when installing vinyl fencing on your own. But if you have problems with the installation of vinyl fencing, Front Gate Vinyl Company will provide the best experience for its customers. Our goal is to make our customers happy with the best high-quality vinyl fencing available. Need a consultation regarding vinyl fencing or other services? We are here to help! Contact Us!

2 thoughts on “3 Things That Can Go Wrong When Installing Vinyl Fencing on Your Own

  1. Kyler

    Plenty of DIYers are find when it comes to installing a vinyl fence, but if you run into trouble there’s no shame in calling a professional fence contractor!

  2. Conrad O'Connor

    It’s good that you highlight the longevity of vinyl fencing. I want to buy a fence for my yard that will last a long time, so I’m considering having a vinyl one installed. I’m going to look for a good company in my area that does vinyl fencing installation.

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