A Residential Vinyl Fence Upgrade

Your fencing contractor will install vinyl fencing panels in stages. Learn what you can expect if you decide to have a vinyl enclosure added to your residential land

The Properties Of Vinyl

Vinyl fencing panels are flexible. They tend to expand and contract during seasonal weather changes. Some vinyl fencing products are designed to mimic the properties of wood or metal. A vinyl product like this may contain surface markings that make the vinyl look similar to a different fencing material.

Vinyl products are resilient to wind, rain, and snow. Vinyl that hasn't been treated with a UV protectant may fade after excessive sun exposure. Fencing panels that contain a protectant will be resilient against UV rays.

The Preliminary Steps

Your contractor will advise you on how many vinyl panels will be needed to enclose a specific part of your yard. Before any fencing materials are ordered, your contractor will take preliminary measurements of your yard.

Your contractor may contact your local utility providers, to have underground wiring and pipes identified. A line marking surface involves spray paint being applied to the portions of the property that rest directly over underground materials. After this step is conducted, your fencing contractor will take careful measures to avoid digging where underground materials are located.

The Layout Of The Fencing Materials

Your contractor will need to dig many fence post holes. Deep holes are essential for stabilizing the post materials that are going to be anchored to the vinyl panels. Before the holes are dug, your contractor will decide how the fence panels will be arranged.

Because vinyl tends to expand and contract, your contractor will likely leave a slight space between each fencing panel. By ensuring that the fencing panels are not going to be installed too close together, the panels will naturally be able to swell and shrink during each season of the year. 

The Installation

After your fencing contractor maps out how the fencing panels will be arranged, they will secure all of the fence posts first. This step will involve preparing a cement mixture. The fence posts will go into this mixture, and when it dries, the posts will be secure.

A level may be used throughout the installation of the fence. The use of a level will ensure that all of the posts and panels are installed evenly. The contractor will secure the gate and gate accessories to the vinyl fencing. If you have requested that a separate lock is added to the gate, the contractor will install this once the rest of the fencing materials have been installed.

For more information about vinyl fence installation, contact a local contractor.