Vinyl Fencing FAQs

What is Vinyl made of?

Vinyl is a type of plastic or polymer that is derived from petroleum, natural gas, or coal. Vinyl is produced by taking the hydrocarbon ethylene and the element chlorine, and through a process called polymerization polyvinyl chloride resin is formed. Chemical additives and modifiers are added to the polyvinyl resin to give it specific properties depending on the specific end use. The raw vinyl material is then formed or extruded to create thousands of products including vinyl fencing This strong, moldable, and easy to clean plastic is why a vinyl fence from Poly Enterprises lasts so long!

Will Vinyl yellow or become discolored over time?

No, our fencing does not yellow or discolor over time. Due to additives in the production of our vinyl fencing, Due to certain additives being added during the production of the vinyl fencing, your vinyl fence will remain clean and white (or whatever color you may choose). However, dirt, fungi, or bacteria can build up on any outdoor surface. This may give the appearance of discoloration. Luckily, a simple wash of your fence in most cases will remove any of this excess dirt; and a simple rinse sure is a lot easier than several coats of paint or stain.

Will Vinyl Fencing become brittle and weak during cold weather?

Although vinyl does become less flexible when it becomes cold, our vinyl is designed to withstand cold temperatures. Vinyl fencing will not break unless subjected to an unusual impact.

How are the vinyl fence sections held together?

The vinyl posts are routed out to allow for the rails to extend into the posts about one and a half inches. The ends of the rails are crimped so that they lock into the posts. Further, the rails are routed out, or have channels in them to allow for the privacy panels or pickets to extend into the rails, and the pickets have tabs in the ends to keep them in place.

You’ll find that a fence from Poly Enterprises is sturdier than your average DIY fencing project. This is because the high grade vinyl we use is thicker, and with professionally installed crimped rails, our connections are guaranteed to be secure.

What length do the Vinyl Fence sections come in?

We usually install 8′ panels, which allows us to space the posts at 8′ increments. In certain situations we install 6′ panels when either the specifications of the project call for it, or the customer requests 6′ to center post spacing.

What colors are available?

The three most popular colors that we install are white, clay, and tan. We have an additional wide selection of colors available as well, although the cost is considerably higher. Another popular color option for vinyl fencing is mixing white rails and posts with colored paneling of gray, clay, or tan color. This option distinguishes the fence from others, without the premium cost of custom fence coloring.

Is there a warranty on the vinyl material?

Poly Enterprises will always stand behind the quality of our vinyl. We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our vinyl fencing material.

What maintenance is required with a vinyl fence?

We recommend cleaning your fence annually or bi-annually, depending on the location of the fence. In wet areas, or locations with heavy foliage, residue buildup on your fence may be more common. Gates may also require minor adjustments over time, as fencing and landscapes expand or contract. For cleaning, we have had good success with Pro-Tek Cleaner or Simple Green for most grime and stains. You may also use a pressure washer to rinse your fencing, but take care not to keep your nozzle close. It can damage the material if washed at too high of a pressure. For most cleanings, a simple garden hose will suffice.

What type of cleaner can be used on a vinyl fence?

Vinyl Fencing FAQs

Typically, any general use cleaner can be used on your Vinyl Fence. We have had success with Pro-Tek Cleaner or Simple Green. To start with, give your vinyl fence a rinse with water. This can help remove some of the less stubborn pieces of grime or grass. You may also use a pressure washer to rinse your fencing, but take care not to keep your nozzle close. It can damage the material is washed at too high of a pressure. Then, spray and/or scrub the fence with a gentle brush, and rinse clean.

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