Vinyl Fencing Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Vinyl Fencing Weigh?

The weight of vinyl fencing depends on style and number of parts. Luckily, you can purchase everything you'll need in one order, and when you purchase over $6,000 of materials, shipping is free.

A fence has three main elements: the fence panel sections, posts, and decorative accessories like post caps and skirts. Posts weigh between 8 lbs. and 16 lbs. depending on height, and post caps and skirts weigh about 1 lb. to 3 lbs. depending on style. There are five main vinyl fence section types: privacy, semi-privacy, picket, pool, and horse fencing. The weight of fence sections depends on the height, length, and style. Below is a range of how much each vinyl fence section weighs based on the type of vinyl fencing:

  • Vinyl Privacy Fencing: 50 to 80 lbs. per section based on height, length, and style.
  • Vinyl Semi-Privacy Fencing: 50 to 65 lbs. per section based on height, length, and style.
  • Vinyl Picket Fencing: 30 to 45 lbs. per section based on height, length, and style.
  • Vinyl Pool Fencing: 30 to 50 lbs. per section based on height, length, and style.
  • Vinyl Horse Fencing: 20 to 50 lbs. per section based on height, length, and style.

How Much Force Is Needed to Break a Vinyl Fence?

Vinyl railings can withstand a load equal to about 500 lbs. of force. At the midpoint of a rail, it can withstand about 200 lbs. of force for about a minute. At either end of the rail, it can withstand about 1000 lbs. of force for about a minute. We do not recommend leaning, stepping, or standing on your vinyl fence or railing system railing.

Are Vinyl Fences Brittle?

No. Vinyl fencing and railings are not brittle; it is actually quite strong. While excessive force may break the vinyl, it is capable of withstanding between 200 and 1000 lbs. for about a minute at certain points.

Is There a Difference Between PVC And White Vinyl?

PVC and vinyl are both plastics, but they are different. PVC is polyvinyl chloride. Vinyl for fencing consists of vinyl and a radical of ethane that includes different ethylene compounds. Vinyl used for fencing also differs from PVC, as it has UV inhibitors that prevent yellowing and fading, and its production is much more environmentally friendly.

What are the Benefits of Choosing Vinyl Fencing Over Aluminum Fencing?

Vinyl fencing has many benefits. Vinyl is scratch, warp, fading, and rust resistant. Vinyl is non-porous, lightweight, and requires little maintenance. Vinyl fencing is more customizable in style and assembly; there are many types and styles to choose from, and if you need smaller sections, vinyl is easy to cut. Perhaps a disadvantage compared to aluminum fencing is that vinyl fencing is a more expensive upfront investment. However, Quick Ship Vinyl Fence offers the best price to purchase your entire vinyl fence system online, with free and fast shipping. Fencing panels, posts, accessories, and gates come ready for assembly with no additional fittings.

What Do I Need to Add a Gate to My Vinyl Fence?

All Quick Ship Vinyl Fence gates come with all the hardware you need for installation. The gate panel, posts, and hardware, such as hinges and a latch, are included.

What Is a Vinyl Horse Fence?

A vinyl horse fence is a fence used to contain horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and other larger animals on your property. You can use vinyl horse fencing to create barriers on your property, whether you want to build a fence around your barn, pasture, or home. A common trait of vinyl horse fencing is its few horizontal railings, which allow you to see through the fence and still contain your animals. Vinyl fencing is strong and should hold up against a horse or other larger animals should they press up against it.

Will My Vinyl Fence Melt in Extreme Heat?

Vinyl fencing is heat resistant up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit, so it is highly unlikely to melt, warp, or fade when exposed to the sun. Vinyl is a dense and strong material and will maintain its manufactured shape and color.

Can I Paint My Vinyl Fencing?

You will unlikely need to paint your fence. However, if you, for some reason, want to paint your vinyl fence, we recommend against it. While it is possible to paint your vinyl fence, paint does not easily adhere to vinyl, and your warranty will likely be void.

Can A Deer Jump Over a Vinyl Fence?

Whether or not deer can jump over your vinyl fence is dependent on how tall your vinyl fence is. Deer are said to be able to jump anywhere from 3 to 8 feet in the air, but a fencing system will certainly discourage deer from attempting to jump onto your property.

Is A Dog Able to Dig Under a Vinyl Fence?

Dogs are great diggers, but the type of fence you install is unlikely to prevent them from digging under it. So yes, dogs can dig under vinyl fencing, but they can also dig under chain link, aluminum, and wood fencing. A great solution would be to bend mesh or chicken wire into an L-shape and bury it under your fence.

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