Vinyl fencing became popular in the 90s for a few reasons. Vinyl fence panels are easy to assemble. Vinyl Fencing panels are maintenance free and they are affordable. Not all vinyl fence panels are the same, some are pre-assembled and some come in pieces. Assembled white vinyl fence panels are not easy to work with. They seem easy when you look at the idea of the installation but installing them is a different story.
Not only are we a national distributor but we started out installing back in the 40s. Our construction company Buetts Fence was contracted in 2017 to install pre-assembled panels from Home Depot. Normally we would not install those but the customer was a friend and needed help. I say this all the time and can’t really stress enough how awful these panels are! The top and bottom rail was made out of 1×3 vinyl which was glued to the pickets. I can’t tell you exactly how thin the vinyl was but it was ridiculous, paper thin! Not only were the pvc fence panels thin, the post were just as thin! We had to use a 4×4 insert because the fence would blow over without the post support. As all of you know, 4x4s do not last a lifetime. They will rot! Why would you buy vinyl, a fence that is maintenance free and add a product that will rot?
After the post were set we had to cut the panels down and attach them to the post. It wasn’t possible to cut the fence panels on a table saw, we had to put the vinyl fencing panels on a saw horse and cut them with a skill saw with a vinyl cutting blade. I have never seen a vinyl blade chip vinyl fence. These panels were so thin if the saw wasn’t perfectly straight when cutting the vinyl would chip. After the vinyl panel was cut we had to screw brackets to the post. This was not and easy task.
Most people don’t know pre-assembled vinyl fence panels are square, if your post are not perfectly level on the top the brackets would not align and the panels would not work. Unfortunately the customers ground was not level so the fence panels had to stair step. This created more problems, there were holes under the fence causing problem areas for pets escaping. We had to add additional vinyl to fill the holes. In the end the customer was happy but as a install. It was horrible! Way to labor intensive, the material was garbage and he spent the same on those vinyl panels compared to a commercial grade vinyl privacy fence panel!Commercial Grade Vinyl Fence Panels
There is no comparison of quality when it comes to a pre-assembled panels vs a commercial grade panel. First, a commercial grade fence panel is not a pre-assembled panel. Commercial grade material is all tongue and groove. They have a top rail, bottom rail and tongue and groove pickets. You slide the bottom rail into the cut out holes in your post, you slide the pickets in the bottom rail, they slide together and hold by the tongue and groove. You can set your post exact and not have to cut the pickets or set the post a little closer and cut every picket.
Commercial grade vinyl is thick. It will not crack when you cut it with a vinyl blade and you can cut each picket on a table saw, this really speeds up the process. A commercial grade vinyl fence post does not need any support for the inside. It is able to withstand 120 mile per hour wind gust!
When you purchase from us you really are purchasing at wholesale. To get vinyl fence panels wholesale you don’t have to purchase a semi load, yes you will get better discounts but our product is already discounted. My friend in the scenario above sent more for his Home Depot fence then he would would have with us. He over paid and they defiantly under delivered. It made me sick to see what he spent vs what he received. I try to educate on a daily basis, you don’t always get what you pay for. In this case he was taken advantage of. Please don’t make this mistake! We can save you money and offer a far superior product.
If you browse our vinyl fence products page you will see our parts are listed as panels. As I explained above they are not really a panel, not a pre-assembled one anyway. Each fence product is made the same. Our post are routed to accept a top and bottom rail. Those rails lock inside the post and the pickets, wether privacy, semi privacy or picket fence, they lock into the rails. Each fence product will flow with the land. You won’t have to worry about filing in holes due to working with a solid panel. You will love the fence panels we sell. Not only are you getting quality but it is easy to work with and works will all ground types.