No doubt, a fence is a valuable investment for your home, and obviously one that we highly recommend – but just how long will a standard fence hold that value? It’s an important thing to consider when deciding which type of fence material is best for you and your family.
Once you’ve decided vinyl is the fence material you want, you need to determine if you can install it yourself or if you need to hire a fence contractor. Let’s look at your options.
Fences do eventually need to be replaced or repaired. You’ll be repairing or repainting your wooden fence about as often as the wood that makes up that fence decays (which is every 5 to 7 years by some estimates). There is an escape from the cycle of cost and repair – however. You can avoid worrying about maintenance and repair if you choose a vinyl fence.
It is easy to assume that installing this type of fence would be a pain and a half. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s actually really simple.
Deep, Deep Fence Post Holes!
When installing vinyl fences, it is very important to dig the fence post holes deep enough to support the large fence posts. Vinyl fence posts are larger than regular fence posts by design– so it’s smart to cater to that design by assuring the depth of your holes is great enough to hold those monsters up. If you aren’t certain just how deep those holes should be, or are concerned that you might not do it correctly, you’ll probably be better off going for a professional installation.
Fence installation isn’t very costly if you add it to the purchase of the fence at the time of sale. And, with a professional vinyl fence install, you know that your investment is going to stand the test of time.
Be Sure To Measure Carefully On Those Slopes!
Nothing makes for a bad fence install more than bad measurement – especially when it comes down to changes in elevation.
Vinyl fences are especially vulnerable to slopes, hills and valleys. Because they often have panels that are fused together, it can be difficult to place vinyl fences on sloped surfaces accurately and attractively. Professionals fence installers know what they are doing, but if you decide to do it yourself, take the time to measure your fence post placement correctly — and be careful with those slopes.
Whether you do it yourself, or hire professionals – you’re going to need the fence itself! Central Fence has vinyl fences galore — and our showroom is brimming with examples!
Talk to our staff — we’d love to help you decide whether a vinyl fence is right for you. We want to be your local fence dealer.