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FAQs About Vinyl Fencing

December 2, 2020

Vinyl fences have increasingly become a popular fencing choice in many households in the US today. It offers many advantages compared to other fencing materials. Vinyl fences are low maintenance, cheaper, and stronger than wood and iron fences. If you consider installing vinyl fences in your perimeter, then the FAQs about vinyl fences below will help you.

  • What are vinyl fences made of?

The primary raw materials in creating our strong Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or vinyl are crude oil, salt and natural gas. Armor Fence has been providing vinyl fences with durability and superior strength against impact and UV rays from the sun since 1992. 

  • How long will it last?

Our vinyl fences are guaranteed to be strong and resilient enough to last for more than 20 years. Vinyl fences are about five times stronger than wooden fences and are also more flexible; thus, they won’t get damaged easily with strong wind and other extreme weather disturbances. 

  • How should I maintain vinyl fences?

Another good thing about vinyl fences is that it requires little to no maintenance. You will only need some soap and water, and your vinyl fences will look as good as new. You may also use a non-abrasive cleaning agent to remove stubborn stains. Pressure spraying it once or twice a year is optional. 

  • Is it weather resistant?

Typically, vinyl fences are resilient to strong winds, depending on how strong its posts and railings are. Vinyl fences do not absorb water; thus, it will not rot and rust. It also doesn’t get damaged by the sun’s heat. With Armor Fence, we guarantee quality installation using high-quality materials to make vinyl fences more resilient to strong winds, water, and changing weather conditions. 

  •  Is it environmentally friendly?

Vinyl fences may be man-made, but our vinyl fences are never harmful to the environment. We use natural raw materials such as crude oil and natural gas with minimal carbon dioxide released as a byproduct. 

  • Can I paint my vinyl fence?

If you wish to change the color of your vinyl fences, then you can have it painted with epoxy-based paints or those paints that are specifically made for PVC or vinyl products. However, there is really no need to paint your vinyl fences since their aesthetic appeal is meant to last a lifetime. Aside from that, painting your vinyl fence will void its warranty. 

  • Will it chalk?

All vinyl products will chalk after some time especially when its surface is starting to deteriorate. Armor Fence MD uses durable TiO2 that will keep the chalking of your vinyl fences to its minimum. We put enough TiO2 in our vinyl fences to ensure that it is protected enough and retains its exceptional beauty longer. 

  • Does it break?

Vinyl fences are not designed to be unbreakable. Its flexibility becomes limited in cold weather too. Our vinyl fences are guaranteed to be flexible enough to withstand strong impact. And with the usual day to day wear and tear or impact, vinyl fences from Armor Fence MD will not break nor crack. 

  • Will it expand?

Due to the materials used in the manufacture of vinyl, the vinyl fences will normally expand and contract as the temperature changes. Our vinyl fences installation team are well knowledgeable and experienced enough to allow a few centimeters for this expansion and contraction. 

  • Should I worry about discoloration or vinyl fences turning yellow?

Some vinyl fences made of low-quality materials will discolor or turn yellowish after a long period of exposure to changing weather conditions. Armor Fence carries vinyl from manufacturers that produce nothing but high-quality vinyl fences that will not discolor from the constant wear and tear. 

  • What is the warranty on vinyl fences?

Armor Fence MD offers limited lifetime warranty with coverage that includes its color, peeling, flaking, blistering, corroding, rotting, rusting, pest damage, weathering, and others. It is also fully transferable. To learn more about warranty information, contact us at 301-896-4301.