Vinyl Fence

I remember in 1998 at the Fence Convention in New Orleans, vinyl was BIG!  It was the new kid on the block.  There are two main types of vinyl fence:  rail fence and privacy fence.

Vinyl rail fence can be 2, 3, or 4 rails.  This is the most economical of any vinyl fence.  A 3 rail vinyl fence can be installed for around $10-12/FT on average.  The biggest thing to look at when purchasing vinyl is the thickness of the material.  You can find low price vinyl, but it is probably paper thin.  Most rail fences are for horses (4 rail), the thickness of the material is important when it comes to keeping your livestock in.  Below is Legend’s spec for Equestrian fence:

Vinyl Post and Rail Ranch Fence
Five-inch square posts help give this equestrian fence its superior strength.

Ranch 2 Rail
Height: 36″ (height of post out of ground)
Length: 8′ (post spacing, center to center)
Rails: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″x 16′ (2 ea, ribbed for support, .100 wall thickness)
Space: 10-1/2″ (between rails)
Post size: 5″ square (.150 wall thickness) 

Ranch 3 Rail
Height: 54″ (height of post out of ground)
Length: 8′ (post spacing, center to center)
Rails: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″x 16′ (3 ea, ribbed for support, .100 wall thickness) 
Space: 10-1/2″ (between rails)
Post size: 5″ square (.150 wall thickness)

Ranch 4 Rail
Height: 54″ (height of post out of ground)
Length: 8′ (post spacing, center to center)
Rails: 1-1/2″ x 5-1/2″x 16′ (4 ea, ribbed for support, .100 wall thickness)
Space: 6-1/2″ (between rails) 

Post size: 5″ square (.150 wall thickness)

The privacy fence aspect of vinyl, in my opinion, really hasn’t taken off yet.  It is so expensive.  Prices range from $35-50/ft installed prices for 6′ privacy.  I get calls all the time for prices on vinyl privacy, and once the customer hears the price, they change their mind.  Again, there are dealers out there that sell a cheaper product, but the quality is no good.  There are many designs and colors to choose from when it comes to vinyl privacy.  So if you can afford it, you will have much to choose from.

When buying vinyl fence, check out Legend or Buff Tech.

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