6 Things You Need to Know Before You Tackle Your DIY Fence Project

There is nothing more rewarding than a DIY project. Not only will you save money, but you should also feel a genuine sense of pride every time you admire your handy work. The flip side is that DIY projects can also cause a lot of frustration. Here are 6 tips we offer people before they tackle our DIY vinyl fence and DIY aluminum fence to help avoid potential frustration and have the best DIY fence experience possible.

1. Read the installation guides. Twice.

Sure it can be a pain, and echoes of a gruff “real men don’t read instructions” voice may chime in your head, but when it comes to a WamBam Fence, read the instructions, and carefully. This will save you a lot of potential grief and hassles down the road. You can view our installation guides here. Our Murphy’s Fence Laws covers what to do when you encounter certain pitfalls.

DIY Fence Read Installation Guides

2. Don’t mistake yourself for Bob Villa.

It’s great to tackle a DIY project, and we are confident that you’ll be able to install a WamBam Fence. However, overconfidence can cause problems. Go into the the project with an attitude of humility and expect that you will encounter some obstacles, but know that you’ll get through them as they arrive (you can also use our technical support for help).

DIY Fence Confident Install

3. Don’t give up when the going gets tough.

Installing a fence is hard work, and even a no-dig fence is hard work. Don’t feel bad if you’re stressed out or overwhelmed at points. It’s completely normal. Take a deep breath and a break. Go for walk, have a snack, or read the paper. The project will probably not seem so daunting with a fresh mind.

DIY Don't Give Up

4. Grab a helper

We have many customers install their WamBam Fence single-handedly, and this does work. However, customers who have help tend to have a better experience. Having someone help with the labor not only makes it easier, but more fun. Plus, it’s great to have someone to talk to during the project, either for social reasons or for help troubleshooting.

Grab a Friend with DIY Fence

5. Measure twice, cut once

The devil is in the details, and your fence is no exception. Take time with your measurements and cutting. Double check before you make the cut. Double check that the pipe really is adjusted to level with the leveling donut. You don’t want to get so lost in the weeds that it takes you a year to install the fence, but you definitely don’t want to approach it with a “slap it together” mentality.

DIY Fence Measure Twice Cut Once


6. Give yourself enough time

If you expect to WamBam your fence in the yard in an afternoon, you’re going to end up frustrated, disappointed, or your final fence may look like something out of a Hitchcock movie. For the best experience, give yourself time. The fence can be installed over a couple days or weekends. If you don’t feel rushed, you’re going to enjoy the process more, and the end result will look better too. Keep in mind that you purchased a fence with a lifetime warranty. You’ll be looking at it for a long time, so you might as well do it right.

DIY Fence Take Your Time

Check out our new video!

Getting your fence delivered to your home is a great benefit of our product, but there are some things you need to be aware of to ensure that your delivery goes smoothly. We have just produced a video that helps take the guesswork out of your fence delivery. If you are considering a WamBam Fence project, we highly recommend you watch this video to set up your expectations with shipping.

2014 Photo Contest Entries

It’s that time of year again! Our 2014 photo contest finalists have been chosen and it’s open for voting! The rules are simple:

1. Visit the link below.
2. Peruse the album and find your favorite entry.
3. Like your favorite picture.

Here is the link:

The contest closes at 4pm EST on February 12, 2015.

First prize- $500
Second prize- $250
Third prize- $100

Here is a sneak peek of a few of our favorite entries!

Brian keeps his pool safe and secure with the Plain Jane Vinyl Pool Fence

Brian keeps his pool safe and secure with the Plain Jane Vinyl Pool Fence

Jesse Johnson

Jessie’s backyard looks pristine and classy with the Slim Jim Aluminum Fence

Jim George

Jim ties together a vinyl privacy fence and a vinyl picket fence, adding both privacy and security to his backyard.

Fence Colors

When it comes to fence color, WamBam doesn't have too many options.

When it comes to fence color, WamBam doesn’t have too many options.

“Why doesn’t your fence come in more colors?” This is a question that comes up every so often by customers looking for more vinyl fence options.

While we do offer tan vinyl privacy fence and black aluminum fence, that’s where our selection ends. No tan vinyl picket fence. No greens, grays, or black vinyl. While selection is nice for customers, we choose to stick with the 80/20 rule. This means that we want to sell the 20% of products that make up 80% of our business. We feel that by doing this, we can run a more efficient business. Because of the efficiencies, we can then offer our customers the best price. In our experience, 80-90% of the people who want vinyl fence are looking for white anyway.

If you’re looking for a white vinyl fence, tan vinyl privacy fence, or black aluminum, WamBam may be a perfect fit for you. If you are looking for different colors, check out our competitors. Many of them make a great product with plenty of color selection.

We over 2 styles of black aluminum yard fence for those who prefer to avoid the stark contrast of white

We have 2 styles of black aluminum yard fence for those who prefer to avoid the stark contrast of white

We offer a tan privacy vinyl fence

Prefer vinyl in a color other than white? We do have tan privacy vinyl fence!