Vinyl FAQ

Get all of your questions answered about Vinyl

Do fences come in different heights?
Yes. Our vinyl fencing comes in a variety of standard heights and we can custom size your vinyl fencing as well.

Can I get a custom height? Is that an extra charge?
Yes. Please contact us for pricing.

What is it made of?
The base ingredient is rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) modified to provide superior impact strength and ultraviolet (UV) resistance. The formulation is similar to that of vinyl siding which has a 20 year history of providing long term durability and structural integrity.

Will it turn yellow?
No. Our vinyl has a 20 year warranty that says it will not turn yellow.

What is the warranty?
The brand of vinyl that we carry has a manufacturers warranty on the product itself, not installation or labor, for 20 years on a non-prorated basis. The warranty covers the color of the product as well as any peeling or cracking of the product.

Will it break in cold/hot weather?
As with most plastics, vinyl will become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break. It is normal for materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. Our product has been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings and changing climatic conditions.

Why don’t they make dark colors?
Titanium dioxide is the main ultraviolet inhibitor. It is a white pigment. Therefore, it is difficult to obtain a dark color while having this significant amount of white pigment. Dark colors also absorb heat. There is no current technology that dissipates this heat buildup.

Will it burn?
PVC has a high flash point of 900 F and does not readily ignite. It is therefore categorized as being self-extinguishing.

Does it Chalk
Light chalking is a normal occurrence of any pigmented surface. Washed away by rainfall and normal changes in weather, this process helps to keep you fence looking like new. In effect, it could be described as virtually “self cleaning”.

Can my kids climb on it? Will it hold my animals? Will my horse chew on it? Will my weed eater scratch or hurt it?
Vinyl products have smooth surfaces with no nails, sharp edges or chance for splinters. You, your children, pets and animals are all safer. Vinyl has a tough surface, retains virtually no moisture and has no taste – therefore horses will not “crib” or chew on it. In addition, experience shows that vinyl fencing holds up to routine property maintenance, including the use of most types of weed eaters.

How do I clean it?
Use of a non-abrasive liquid cleaning agent is normally sufficient. However for more stubborn stains, a product similar to ‘Soft Scrub’ may be helpful.

Can I paint it?
There should be no reason to paint vinyl. If you decide to, an epoxy-based paints needs to be used in order to adhere to the smooth vinyl surfaces. As with any painted product, it would have to be repainted in time. Painting would void the warranty.

Can I add a hot wire attachment?
Yes.

Did you know?
Visit Western Vinyl Products for in-depth information on vinyl fencing products and services.