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 Vinyl Fence

vinyl fenceVinyl fencing is attractive because it's easy to maintain and is inexpensive.  It is made from PVC, so it doesn't rot or warp like wood fences do.  It also doesn't require painting.  Vinyl can be used for picket fences, privacy fences and many other applications.


wood fenceWood is a popular option for fencing because it is attractive and popular.  There are many types of wood to choose from: Redwood, Cedar, Pine, Fir, and Spruce.  Metal can be used to reduce warping and rotting, making these fences much more durable than they have been in the past.


aluminum fenceAluminum fences are an economical alternative to wrought iron.  Aluminum fences require little maintenance, but are as strong as steel fences.  Their main advantage is that they don't rust.  There are many different styles and types of ornamentation for these kinds of fences. 

Wrought Iron
iron fenceWrought Iron fencing is long-lasting and attractive.  There are several styles to choose from. They require little maintenance.

chain link fenceChain link fences, often referred to as cyclone fences, are the most common style of fencing installed in North America each year. Chain link fences can be great as privacy fences, since they are low maintenance and inexpensive.

steel fenceSteel fencing will add a look of style and elegance.  Steel fences are generally with maintenance-free and very strong.  The finishes are generally durable powder coat paint finish.  They can also be epoxy coat finishes for high durability.  Steel fences are more decorative in a finished sense that most wood fences and most vinyl fences.

Privacy FencingPrivacy fences come in many different styles, colors, and materials. By adding a privacy fence to your backyard you essentially are adding another room to your house. Depending on your price range and the look of the privacy fence that you want, there are some different factors that you should look at.

Dog RunDog Runs or kennels can be very useful for home purpose if you have more than one pet and would like to keep them all in the same location either inside or outside without having to put up an entire fence.

Picket FencePicket style fences are among the most of all the fence styles.  They are functional and very attractive.  They are romanticized in books, movies and painting. Picket fences come in a wide variety of materials.  The most common are vinyl and wood.

Pool FencePool Fences come in many different styles and varieties, so choosing the right type of fence will help to makes sure your pool fence is the best choice for you. Pool fences can be made out of an assortment of materials

GateGates are just as important as fencing since they offer you an opportunity to control who enters and leaves your house. Gates come in a variety of styles and can be made from an assortment of materials.

Electric GateElectric gates can be a very convenient way to get into your home through either your driveway or an area that you would like to be more secure. Electric gates have automatic openers to allow you to get into a certain place without having to leave your car.

Flag poles can be a great addition to a home, commercial or industrial property.  A flag pole and flag makes a positive statement regarding you’re the flags you display whether it is a country, school, company or event type flag.

 



Fence Types Frequently Asked Questions

What types of fences are most common?

  • Chain Link Fence
    This is a very common fence sometimes called cyclone fence.  Chain link fence has the primary purpose of defining an area or keeping an area or things in or out of that area.  It is inexpensive and very spartan in appearance. 
  • Ornamental Steel and Wrought Fence
    This is decorative fence, most commonly seen in black.  It is often used to surround pools, in the front of a residence.  These fences offer strength, protection and they are generally very attractive.
  • Vinyl Fence
    Vinyl fences have become very popular because they are virtually maintenance free.  As they have grown in popularity the range of styles and colors available have grown.  In terms of cost they are comparable to wood fences, very attractive and generally good quality. 
  • Wood Fence
    Wood fence are available in a very wide range of styles.  They are available off the shelf or can be semi-custom or custom.  They can be produced in virtually any style and size a designer can draw and you can afford.  The range from inexpensive to very expensive.  Common woods used for fencing would be cedars, redwood, treated lumbers, teak, etc.

Q: When should I use a Post and Rail Fence?
A: Post-and-rail fences can give your yard a charming rustic feel, but have gaps that are too large to keep dogs and children from sneaking in between the railings. These fences are great for decorative borders in your garden, or if you have larger livestock that you need to contain. These also offer little in the way of privacy, so again, be clear with what your needs are before you start building.

Q: When should I use a Chain Link Fence?
A: Chain link fencing is the most economical option for protecting your yard, but they can look unsightly. Fortunately, these fences are now available with vinyl coatings that you can get in a few different colors. This can take away the utilitarian feel of the fences, and blend it in with your landscaping. While chain link offers no privacy and has little decorative appeal, this type of fence is great if you are looking to contain pets and kids, particularly if they like to play baseball or soccer in the yard.

Q: How long do vinyl fences last?
A: Vinyl fences we supply are manufactured like vinyl siding, which has a long track record of providing durability and longevity. However, the base ingredient PVC (polyvinyl chloride), is altered to provide for increased superior impact resistance and ultra violet protection. With our fences and proper installation, one can be assured of a fence that will remain aesthetically appealing and structurally sound.

Q: Will cold weather damage a vinyl fence?
A: Naturally plastic becomes less flexible in cold temperatures. Vinyl fences we supply are designed to withstand normal climatic changes. Under normal conditions and without unusual impact, these fences will not snap or break. Proper installation of concrete footers will prevent post heaving.

Q: Do vinyl fences have a warranty?
A: Vinyl fences we supply are warranted against manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. See warranty document for additional more specific warranties.

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