Homeowners Can Now Install Vinyl Fencing on Their Own

Installing a vinyl fence in your Orange County home is a two-person task that requires a number of days to complete. You must plan carefully, so as to avoid mistakes that would be difficult to undo in the future. After the preliminary planning and selection of the fence, you can finally get started.

First, determine the fence location and mark them with spray paint. See to it that the distance between post are evenly spaced. Second, temporarily set the posts by digging holes that are approximately 24 inches deep with a 10-inch diameter. Insert corner posts in the holes and make sure that each post is level. Third, run a string line from the top edges of the corner posts in order to find out if they are installed at the same height. Fourth, assemble the vinyl fence panels according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Finally, permanently set the posts by pouring cement in the holes, and leave them overnight to dry.

Vinyl fencing is becoming a popular alternative to the traditional wood or metal fence, as it is long-lasting and maintenance-free. With the economic situation today, it would be in your best interest to get a fence that will last you a long time.

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Fence Defense: Taking Care of Your Vinyl Fencing

Vinyl is considered one of the most ideal fencing materials for various reasons. For one, vinyl doesn’t warp like wood when exposed to extreme temperatures. Vinyl is also a pretty sturdy material, and won’t splinter like its wooden counterparts—certainly a plus factor for households with children. However, for all its versatility, vinyl still collects dirt and stains, and will need cleaning every now and then.

Due to being exposed to the elements on a constant basis, vinyl fencing accumulates dirt, stains, and the occasional bio matter. Thankfully, property owners can easily clean stubborn filth with a water and detergent solution. Unlike wood, which is a porous material, vinyl easily wards off stains and is, thus, easier to clean. Additionally, vinyl fences don’t need to be repainted, which can result in significant cost and time savings.

Aside from the occasional mud and whatnot, vinyl fences also play host to mildew at times. Mildew growth is common in humid and warm regions, which provide the perfect conditions for molds to thrive. Folks living in such places will need to religiously tend to their fencing and be on the lookout for mildew. To get rid of stains that are too difficult to remove using normal means, homeowners can turn to professional cleaning services.