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What is vinyl?
Crude Oil, Natural Gas and Salt are the raw materials used in the production of Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Resin. The vinyl compound we use is formulated from premium grade raw materials, which include Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Resin, UV inhibitors, impact modifiers, stabilizers and toners. Using only premium grade raw materials in conjunction with superior technical formulation capabilities produces a vinyl product that is far above the vinyl industry as a whole.

How is vinyl fence made?
Vinyl fence starts out as a PVC powder (Resin) that, when blended with all the required ingredients of our formulation is called compound. This compound then is fed into an extruder. With the proper amount of heat, pressure and mixing via screws in the extruder, the compound becomes malleable vinyl. This vinyl is then fed through a die in the shape of the finished profile. Using vacuum technology to keep the soft pliable vinyl in the proper shape, water is used to cool the vinyl into its final rigid state. We cut the wide variety of profiles to the proper length for the design of fence required. We then route holes into the rails, so that pickets can be inserted into them, then holes are routed into the posts so that the rails can be inserted into them.

How is a vinyl fence put together?
Our posts are machine routed specifically for the size rails being used in each fence project. The pickets are then inserted into the rail grooves for a clean finished appearance. Our fences do not use any fasteners, rivets or screws.

Can a vinyl fence break?
Any fence will break when enough force is applied. However, the vinyl (PVC) profiles we use are formulated using only the highest quality impact modifiers in precisely engineered amounts to ensure the greatest impact resistance available. The vinyl (PVC) profiles we use are engineered to withstand higher impacts than the minimum required by ASTM.

How do I clean my vinyl products?
Under normal circumstances a simple rinse with a garden hose will be fine. For more stubborn stains however, Simple Green and an extremely fine steel wool(#000) is recommended.

Can I paint my vinyl fence?
The vinyl products we use are engineered to retain their beauty and good looks throughout their lifetime. The only reason to use paints on our vinyl products would be to change the color of the product. We do not recommend painting vinyl (PVC). There are paints that are available to paint vinyl but painting or otherwise treating the Vinyl products voids the lifetime warranty.

How does the cost of vinyl fencing compare with traditional wood fences?
The initial cost of vinyl (PVC) when compared to wood is slightly higher for the material costs in most regions of the country. However with the ever-increasing cost of wood this difference is becoming very minor in some regions. When all the varied cost factors are taken into account over the life of your fence, vinyl (PVC) becomes the true money saver. Factors such as having to replace the wood fence in 5-15 years, yearly maintenance costs (labor, paint, replacement boards, etc.), and the effects on the environment because of arsenic in treated wood or the toxic chemicals needed to maintain a wood fence show that wood truly isn’t as cost effective in the end. Some costs are hard to measure such as the costs to you of having a fence that looks in need of maintenance. The cost difference quickly vanishes, and in fact vinyl becomes a sound and financially viable investment in the future of your home. Once your vinyl (PVC) fence is installed you do not have to worry about painting, nails rusting, boards rotting, or splinters.

What effects does my vinyl fence have on our environment?
Vinyl (PVC) products are safe and non-toxic. They will not breakdown and release harmful chemicals into the ground and do not require toxic chemicals (stains, waterproofing, paint, paint thinner) for regular upkeep like treated lumber can. No trees are used in the manufacturing of our vinyl fences. Because of the exceptional long life of the fence profiles we use, several times the amount of wood that is needed to manufacture the same fence in wood can be saved over the lifetime of the vinyl fence. If the vinyl ever needs to be taken down it can be recycled into other products, such as hoses and watering buckets.

Can a vinyl fence break?
Any fence will break when enough force is applied. However, the vinyl (PVC) profiles we use are formulated using only the highest quality impact modifiers in precisely engineered amounts to ensure the greatest impact resistance available. The vinyl (PVC) profiles we use are engineered to withstand higher impacts than the minimum required by ASTM.

Will my vinyl fence mildew?
Mildew feeds off of organic materials. Vinyl (PVC) is non-organic and therefore does not support mildew. Mildew that grows on vinyl is actual feeding off of the organic materials (dirt) that have become embedded in or stuck to the vinyl. Our fence profiles have a high gloss and smooth, non-porous surface that makes it very difficult for organic materials to attach to, and therefore, for mildew to thrive on. This, combined with the use of non-chalking TiO2 helps to prevent most mildew growth. The surface of vinyl fence that contains chalking TiO2 deteriorates at a much more accelerated level compared to non-chalking TiO2 creating a rougher surface that dirt and therefore mildew can attach itself more easily to. Only under very consistently damp conditions will the possibility of mildew occur. If mildew does appear, a mild solution of bleach and water will easily remove it.

Will my vinyl fence chalk?
The use of durable grade non-chalking TiO2 in their vinyl (PVC) formulation ensures that there will be a very minimal chalking of our fence products. All vinyl fencing will chalk sooner or later, but with the superior protection capabilities of our TiO2 this will be kept to a bare minimum. Chalking is the deterioration of the vinyl surface thereby exposing the TiO2 particles to the surface. The white powder that you can wipe off from the surface of most vinyl fences is the TiO2 particles mixed with deteriorated vinyl (PVC). SUV’s vinyl is formulated for exceptional beauty over a full lifetime.

Will my vinyl fence turn yellow?
Unlike the mass-produced plastic products you may be familiar with, our products contain 13 parts titanium dioxide (Ti02) which prevents ultraviolet degradation.

How does the cost of vinyl fencing compare with traditional wood fences?
The initial cost of vinyl (PVC) when compared to wood is slightly higher for the material costs in most regions of the country. However with the ever-increasing cost of wood this difference is becoming very minor in some regions. When all the varied cost factors are taken into account over the life of your fence, vinyl (PVC) becomes the true money saver. Factors such as having to replace the wood fence in 5-15 years, yearly maintenance costs (labor, paint, replacement boards, etc.), and the effects on the environment because of arsenic in treated wood or the toxic chemicals needed to maintain a wood fence show that wood truly isn’t as cost effective in the end. Some costs are hard to measure such as the costs to you of having a fence that looks in need of maintenance. The cost difference quickly vanishes, and in fact vinyl becomes a sound and financially viable investment in the future of your home. Once your vinyl (PVC) fence is installed you do not have to worry about painting, nails rusting, boards rotting, or splinters.

What effects does my vinyl fence have on our environment?
Vinyl (PVC) products are safe and non-toxic. They will not breakdown and release harmful chemicals into the ground and do not require toxic chemicals (stains, waterproofing, paint, paint thinner) for regular upkeep like treated lumber can. No trees are used in the manufacturing of our vinyl fences. Because of the exceptional long life of the fence profiles we use, several times the amount of wood that is needed to manufacture the same fence in wood can be saved over the lifetime of the vinyl fence. If the vinyl ever needs to be taken down it can be recycled into other products, such as hoses and watering buckets.

Is the vinyl recycled?
We use 100% virgin vinyl. No regrind or recycled material.

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