3 Things To Know About Vinyl Fencing

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If you need to surround your backyard with a fence to mark your property and keep kids and pets under control, vinyl fencing would be a good choice. It's attractive, strong, and it doesn't need much care. Here are three other things to know.

1. Vinyl Fencing Comes In Colors

Besides the popular white color, vinyl fences come in black, brown, tan, green, and gray. Your color choice depends on what a particular fence manufacturer offers. Be sure to ask your fencing contractor about all of the colors available from the manufacturer they work with.

Vinyl fences are also made to look like natural wood fences. These come in different colors that match the various colors of wood species. Plus, they are textured to look like they have wood grain.

You have several choices in vinyl fencing, so you can select something that matches your deck and exterior home color theme. A benefit of vinyl is that it doesn't need to be painted. The color goes all the way through the material since it is added at the time of manufacturing. The color might fade a little, but it doesn't peel off.

2. Vinyl Fencing Comes In A Few Styles

Vinyl fencing is installed in panels, but you can buy privacy panels that keep neighbors from spying on you, or picket fences that allow the breeze to flow through. The fences come in different heights so you can comply with HOA and local codes.

You might want a classic white picket fence in your front yard and a privacy fence in the backyard. The privacy fence panels can be topped with decorative rails, such as the lattice topper, which makes the fence a little more attractive. Vinyl fence gates come in different styles too so they can match the fence panels.

3. Vinyl Fencing Is Fairly Easy To Install

Vinyl fences come in kits that have pieces you snap together. It may seem like a lot of work, but installing the fence is fairly easy to do. The hardest part is sinking the posts in concrete, but that has to be done with any type of fencing.

You might be able to install a vinyl fence yourself if you have DIY skills, but you can always hire a fencing contractor to do the work for you. The contractor will dig the holes for the posts, which might be a difficult DIY chore if you have clay or compacted soil, and make sure the posts are installed in a straight line and level. The panels can then be added to build an attractive and functional fence for your yard. 

For more information about vinyl fences, contact a local fencing company.