How to Install a Vinyl Fence
What kind of fencing do you have
in your yard? Most people want something that will last for a
long time and need the minimum of maintenance. This is why
learning how to install a vinyl fence is a good thing to know,
because it meets all the aspects of fencing we’ve covered
For starters you will find it lasts a long time and needs very
little in the way of maintenance. Wood might look good but you
will have to treat it regularly so it can withstand the
weather. And other materials will also need some maintenance
if they are going to last as long as possible.
But vinyl fencing does not have this problem. Once you have
installed it you will find it is easy to keep looking its
best. Let’s find out how you can install it shall we?
For starters you need to know whether you can install it
safely. Every area has building regulations that make it
essential to check whether you are allowed to install it
immediately or whether you have to apply for permission. You
should also check your boundary agreements as per your house
deeds before doing anything like this.
Assuming you have made all the essential checks you should
carefully measure up the area to see how much fencing you
need. When you install a vinyl fence the first thing you need
to consider is whether or not you will need a gate anywhere
along its length. Obviously this may not always be necessary;
for example if you are running the fence down one side of your
yard. But if you have rear access and you want to continue the
fence down there, you need to think about where the gate will
Measure everything out carefully and mark out where the fence
posts will need to go. You then need to dig a hole for each
one, making sure you know what size your fence panels are
going to be before you do so. Don’t just measure the fence
panels either – make sure you have exactly the right gap in
between them to accommodate the posts. Always check with the
building regulations to ensure you have the right depth hole
for your posts.
Once all the holes are dug you can fit the posts in place.
This is an excellent time to be sure your fence panels fit in
perfectly. If they don’t it is easier to make changes now
rather than waiting until the posts are concreted in place!
Once the posts are solid and set into place, you can add the
brackets that will keep your fence panels in place. Finally
the panels themselves can be positioned; you might find it
helpful to get someone to assist you at this point.
You should now have the vinyl fencing you wanted. As you can
see, knowing how to install a vinyl fence is a good skill to
have, and it is not as hard as you might think – provided you
plan enough in advance.