Vinyl Fence Questions Answered
Will Premium vinyl fence chalk?
All vinyl fencing will chalk sooner or later, however with Everlast premium vinyl you can expect minimum chalking. Each Everlast premium vinyl fence comes with the superior protection capabilities of DUPONT non-chalking TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide), helping your vinyl fence maintain its beautiful look. Chalking is the deterioration of the vinyl surface, which exposes the TiO2 particles to the surface. Any white powder that exists on your fence can be wiped off from the surface to ensure your fence continues to retain its beautiful look for a full lifetime. While some vinyl products fail to have the right amount of TiO2 or any TiO2 at all, Everlast Vinyl fencing provides the premium fencing you are looking for with Ti02 protection.
Do Premium vinyl fences and rails become brittle in winter?
In colder weather conditions vinyl becomes less flexible, however unless the fence experiences unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Each Everlast premium vinyl fence contains impact modifiers that increase the fence’s strength and prevent breaking. While our products will break when enough force is applied, our impact modifiers exist in precisely engineered amounts to create the greatest impact resistance available. Ultimately, the impact modifiers help ensure lasting performance of the fence in all seasons.
Will my Premium vinyl fence turn yellow?
As long as you keep your Everlast fence clean, it will not turn yellow. By washing it periodically with a garden hose, your fence will be able to maintain its clean, beautiful look. Our premium vinyl fences contain ultraviolet inhibitors in addition to non-chalking TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) to protect your fence against negative effects from the sun’s UV rays.
Do all PVC products contain impact modifiers?
No. While impact modifiers are important to ensuring the long lasting durability of your fence, they do cost money. More affordable vinyl fences may reduce the amount of impact modifiers contained within their fence.
Will Premium vinyl fences crack, chip, peel, or rot?
Everlast premium vinyl fencing is designed to withstand surface cracking, chipping, peeling and rotting for their service life. Our products also come with a limited lifetime warranty.
Will my vinyl fence expand?
Yes. Vinyl fences normally expand and contract based on the outdoor temperature. The contractor or installer will set up the fence with sufficient space for expansion and contraction.
How does a vinyl fence stand up to the wind?
Our premium vinyl fences are engineered to withstand normal wind force. The wind resistance of each fence varies depending on fence style and proper installation.
How does the cost of Premium vinyl fencing compare with traditional wood fences?
The initial cost of a vinyl fence is usually more than a traditional wood fence, however the long lasting durability of a vinyl fence can make up for the initial cost difference. Depending on your needs, the durability and low maintenance advantages of a vinyl fence may make it a better investment. Our quality fences retain their beautiful look year after year with a periodic rinse of a garden hose, whereas wood fences oftentimes require repainting, treating and sealing.
Does Premium vinyl fence come with a warranty?
Yes. Each Everlast premium vinyl fence is backed by a limited lifetime warranty that is not pro-rated and is fully transferable. For more information about our warranty click here.
Where is Premium vinyl fencing used?
Premium vinyl fencing is used in a variety of places including townhouse communities, golf courses, ranches, farms, parking lots, gardens and yards. We provide fences for residential, commercial and industrial areas.
How safe are Premium vinyl fencing products?
Premium vinyl fences are safe for the environment. They contain no toxins that will pollute the atmosphere or seep into the ground, and also do not require regular upkeep with staining or painting that wooden fences often require. Our premium vinyl fences also have smooth, non-porous surfaces that make it safer for children and animals to avoid such things as nails and splinters.
Can graffiti be removed from my vinyl fence?
Most paint, including graffiti, can be removed from vinyl fencing with a little elbow grease using ordinary detergent and water. In some cases, you may need to use a pressure washer, and for really tough cases, you may need a paint thinner or dry cleaning fluid. If some spots still resist these methods and cleaners you can use 400 grit sandpaper to remove them.
How do I clean my vinyl fence?
Your vinyl fence can typically be cleaned with a garden hose. For more difficult stains a mild cleaning solution is recommended. For more information about care and maintenance click here.
How is Premium vinyl fence installed?
Our posts come routered and the components are pre-cut for standard installation. Rails are inserted into the routed holes in the posts. The heavier wall post and rail configuration, along with the notched rails and Top Rail Tie, contribute to greater resistance to rail pullout and stronger fastening for better performance. Our full height fences use a post and collar style of installation. With installation of the shorter fences, the PVC posts are cemented into the ground. Post caps are attached after the fence is installed. Fences are best installed at least 2″ above ground level to reduce the effect of frost heaves. See the installation section for more details.
Can you paint PVC?
While we do not recommend painting your vinyl fence, there are paints available for PVC. The primary reason for painting one of our products would be to change its color. Talk with your contractor if a different color in needed. Remember that painting or treating the product will void the limited lifetime warranty. All of our vinyl fences are designed to maintain their beautiful look throughout their lifetime, so painting your vinyl fence should not be necessary.
Can I purchase a matching gate?
Yes. A matching gate can be purchased for your specific fence. If necessary, we can create a custom gate to fit your landscaping needs.
What is PVC and PVC fence made from?
Crude oil, natural gas and salt are the main raw materials used in the production of Poly Vinyl Chloride. PVC resin is the main ingredient in a vinyl fence profile compound. Resin manufacturers offer multiple grades designed for different applications. Premium vinyl fencing uses only high quality manufactured resin. To create a product that has aesthetic appeal, impact resistance and long-term durability, controlled quantities of specialized components are added. Premium vinyl fencing closely monitors the supply of additives used ensuring extruded product integrity and performance.
TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide), UV inhibitors and impact modifiers are all expensive additives used in our vinyl products. Some more “economical” manufacturers use a chalking grade of TiO2. Premium grade manufacturers only use the more expensive non-chalking grade of Titanium Dioxide. This guarantees your fence will retain its lustrous look.
What is the difference between co-extruded and mono-extruded?
Ask whether the manufacturer uses co-extrusion (bonding two layers) or mono-extrusion (one-layer). Although co-extrusion does not exclude high quality, mono-extruders are likely to make a longer lasting fence. Premium vinyl fences are manufactured using mono-extrusion, which ensures you high quality additives throughout the entire PVC thickness and not limited to a single layer. We use 100% virgin vinyl for our products.
Mono-extrusion: A single extruder is used to form the desired shape, and the characteristics are uniformly dispersed throughout the overall thickness of the profile. Using mono-extrusion eliminates the use of recycled material and layering seen in co-extrusion. Mono-extrusion allows for all the additives to exist throughout the entire thickness of the PVC and not limited to a specific layer.
Co-extrusion: Co-extrusion uses two layers of PVC, the cap stock and the substrate layer. The cap stock is limited to UV protection and the substrate layer has the impact modifiers. There is a distinct line that can be seen showing the two layers. Typically the inner layer will be a darker color because of the different material used in the layering of the PVC.
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Originally published at Everlast Vinyl Fencing of Edmonton
Everlast Vinyl Fencing of Edmonton
Address: 489 Ormsby Rd W Northwest, Edmonton, AB, CA T5T 6G9
Phone: (780) 651–1562
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