Vinyl Fence’s, a Popular Choice for Residential Fencing
With the array of installation options available for residential fencing, few offer the type of flexibility that vinyl fencing possesses. Vinyl fence constructed with man-made materials like polyvinyl chloride, commonly known as PVC. Because of the way it is constructed, it will not deteriorate when exposed to natural elements like rain or snow and will not need painting over its lifetime. In terms of installation options, vinyl fence can be installed on flat or hilly terrain making it an ideal choice for a variety of residences.
The most common form of vinyl fence is a privacy style. This type can be found in private communities around the country. It is typically 6-feet high and has solid panels installed between posts that are 8 feet apart. The posts are fixed into the ground and cemented in place to provide a sturdy installation. The installation allows for doors and gates to be placed strategically for entry into the yard. Because of the height, this type of vinyl fence provides both security and privacy by making it more difficult for an intruder to enter the property and by blocking the view of the property from neighbouring yards or from passers-by on the street.
Another consideration to vinyl fence, is to cut down on notice pollution. Much like the privacy characteristics that vinyl fence provides, blocking unwanted noise from neighbouring properties can be a very attractive reason to have vinyl privacy fence installed. Clearly, noise can travel around or over the fence but for noise pollution like music from a neighbour’s patio or a barking dog when you are trying to sleep, vinyl fence can provide a little bit of peace and quiet.
Like any fence installation, it’s important to check with you local, town or city government to make sure you follow any guidelines that might be in place regarding changes to your property. Generally, your town or city will want you to get a permit to do such work. Ask your fence installation contractor if they will get the permit on your behalf.
To keep your vinyl fence looking new and beautiful, we recommend using a mild detergent mixed with water and a soft bristled brush. Simply scrub any areas that might be soiled with the solution and the brush and then rinse with a hose. Simple. We really love vinyl fence for its flexibility and life-long good looks. Always be sure to speak with qualified fence contractor to answer any questions you might have and to get a quote for you specific property.