Frequently Asked Questions about Vinyl Fence
Vinyl/PVC is warrantied for life and does not require any paints or stains. It will not rot, or deteriorate and is very easy to maintain. Simply rinse it off a few times a year to help renew its color and shine.
One of the most important ingredients in our PVC/Vinyl is the "impact modifiers" which make it as strong as standard wood. Its designed to expand and contract when freezing and thawing.
In a typical back yard application, away from road-salt and snow plows, any of these styles can look great for more than 25 or 30 years with very minor maintenance (washing once or twice per year).
Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Salt are the main raw materials used in the production of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC/Vinyl).
Velocity cuts the profiles into their proper lengths for each design of fence. Holes are routed into the posts and rails, so that pickets can be inserted into them, without any requirement for external (visible) brackets or hardware. These "fabricated" pieces can then be...
Depending upon the styles of fence, different fasteners can be used. Vinyl channels, which are often used in the fabrication of Privacy and Semi-Privacy styles, are attached using screws with PVC/Vinyl screw covers.
Galvanized steel channels are included inside the bottom rail for many of our fence styles and/or some of our railing designs.
Mildew feeds off of organic materials. Vinyl (PVC/Vinyl) is non-organic and therefore does not support mildew. Mildew that grows on Vinyl is actual feeding off of the organic materials (dirt) that have become embedded in or stuck to the vinyl. All of our PVC/Vinyl...
All of our vinyl products are engineered to retain their beauty and good looks throughout their lifetime. The only reason to use paints on our vinyl products would be to change the color of the product. While we do not recommend painting, there are paints that are available for...
The initial cost of PVC/Vinyl is similar to the initial cost of Western Red Cedar left unstained. However, when all the varied cost factors are taken into account over the life of your fence, vinyl (PVC/Vinyl) becomes the true money saver. Factors such as having to replace the wood fence...
As long as your fence is kept clean, with a periodic wash from a garden hose, it will not turn yellow.
PVC/Vinyl products are safe and non-toxic. They will not breakdown and release harmful chemicals into the ground and do not require toxic chemicals (stains, waterproofing, paint, paint thinner) for regular upkeep like treated lumber can. No trees are used in the manufacture of...
This is the term used for vinyl products that do not contain recycled products. Recycled products that may be imported into an extrusion plant may contain impurities or lower grade vinyl which can seriously affect the finished product's resilience, impact resistance and UV...
Any product will break when enough force is applied. However, every one of our PVC/Vinyl profiles are formulated using only the highest quality impact modifiers in precisely engineered amounts to ensure the greatest impact resistance available.
NO. Impact modifiers, although essential for long time performance of the product, cost money. One easy way for smaller "PVC/Vinyl manufacturers" to compete is to cut back on the amount of "expensive" impact modifier included within the product.
NO. UV Stabilizer, although essential for long time performance of the product, cost money. One easy way for smaller "PVC/Vinyl manufacturers" to compete is to cut back on the amount of "expensive" UV Stabilizer included within the product.
NO. Titanium Dioxide, although essential for long time performance of the product, cost money. One easy way for smaller "PVC/Vinyl manufacturers" to compete is to cut back on the amount of "expensive" Titanium Dioxide included within the product.
A dark green lawn chair which turns very faded light green, goes soft and droopy, and is thrown out after a year or two is a very good example of a PVC/Vinyl product which is made "more affordable".
How can I tell if a particular PVC/Vinyl product contains enough impact modifiers, UV Stabilizers and Ti02?
Deal with reputable companies, who have a history in PVC/Vinyl, and only deal with the larger vinyl manufacturers.
Imagine those faded lawn chairs, that have all gone soft, cemented 3 feet into the ground, all around your backyard after only 5 years.
Due to the costs involved in setting up to manufacture quality PVC/Vinyl, purchasing PVC/Vinyl resin at a reasonable price (a world oil commodity),and the costs associated with constantly measuring manufacturing tolerances, the manufacturing of PVC/Vinyl is best left to large...
But don't the smaller manufacturers, who only extrude one line at a time, have better control of their product?
One of the advantages of the larger manufacturers is that they will be running many extruders at the same time. This allows them the opportunity to have a quality assurance department. One person is constantly taking samples of the product and measuring over 100 different...
We offer all of our PVC/Vinyl products in a choice of White or Tan. Solar caps can accessories can be ordered in a variety of colors including white, tan, and black. Gate hardware is available in white and black.