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Steps for Vinyl Fence Installation

November 7, 2018

Vinyl fencing is a great alternative to wood fencing as a vinyl fence is lower maintenance and will last a long time. Vinyl fences don’t rot, fade or need paint, generally only requiring an occasional wash down.

We here at Best Vinyl have provided the steps and tools necessary for vinyl fence installation below.

Vinyl Installation Tools

Effective planning is essential to vinyl fence installation. Here are all the tools that are typically needed:

  • Clamps
  • Hammer
  • Drill with drill bit set
  • Circular, miter and jigsaws
  • Level and line level
  • Post hole digger
  • Spade
  • Level and line level
  • Framing square
  • Tape measure
  • Wheelbarrow

Vinyl installation will also require concrete and mason string, as well as the vinyl fencing itself. If you need an entryway in your fence, don’t forget to pick up a gate kit.

Vinyl Installation Steps

Below are the steps that should be followed when installing your vinyl fence:


1. Follow All Regulations: Different cities will have different requirements regarding fencing. If you live in a “planned” community, there may be additional regulations. All of these regulations should be followed to the letter to avoid future headaches.

2. Prepare Your Yard: Remove anything that may hinder your vinyl fence installation, whether it be bushes, plants, trees or other stationary objects. Make sure the area is smooth. You should also call 811 to make sure that is safe to dig along your fence line.

3. Make Accurate Measurements: Stretch a string across your yard to establish your fence line. Make sure your post locations are clearly marked. Only after you have exact measurements should you obtain materials for your fence.

4. Set Your Posts: Use a post-hole digger to create post holes anywhere from 24” to 32” deep and 10” in diameter. Following the manufacturer's instructions, set the posts in the holes and make sure they are level and plumb.

5. Assemble Your Fencing: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for installation. Typically, you’ll need to insert vertical slats into a top and bottom rail and then insert those rails into the posts, snapping them into place.

6. Permanently Set Your Posts: Mix fast-drying cement and then pour them into the post holes. Let the cement set overnight. You may need to brace your posts to ensure they are level and plumb.



Contact Best Vinyl

If you would rather professional experts install your vinyl fence, contact us online today! We at Best Vinyl take pride in our workmanship and in the quality of our products! We want you to be completely satisfied with your new vinyl fence.

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