Vinyl is Actually Less Expensive Than Wood

A good quality vinyl fence is virtually maintenance free and will last a lifetime. When initially shopping for a fence, you may be lured by the price of wood, as  it’s often quite a bit cheaper out of the gate. However, after a couple years you may live to regret that decision when you’re laboring away on weekends staining and maintaining it. After a few more years, you may abandon the maintenance all together. This means your fence’s lifespan will be cut way down, and the fence will need to be replaced sooner. Vinyl really is the least expensive option over the long haul. Need proof? Check out this infographic.

The true cost of fence ownership over the years.

Vinyl vs Wood Infographic

WamBam Makes Another Appearance on the DIY Show “Fix This Yard”

In this episode, homeowners Jake and Kristen have had their house on the market for 7 months with no bites, probably due to their unsightly yard. The “Fix That Yard” crew goes in on a weekend and helps Jake and Kristen whip it in to shape. The best part? They opt for a WamBam vinyl fence that comes in particularly handy during a time crunch! This video shows the highlights.

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Four Energetic Puppies Need a Fence


With 4 adorable puppies on the run, the Grogans need a fence!

With 4 adorable puppies on the run, the Gorgans need a fence!

Will and his wife Nancy recently adopted 4 puppies and needed a fence. They opted for our vinyl picket fence and this is what Will had to say:

“The fence project went very well. I did most of the project myself (my wife was out of town the first weekend but was able to help me on Saturday of the final weekend with the finishing touches). I only hit one underground obstacle (a root that was only 8 inches down that I had to chop out with an axe).

I only made a couple of small mistakes and no one but me even notices them. I had to get a little creative in a few spots. The fence is very versatile, and I was able to figure out how to make it work to solve the problem areas I ran into. I almost called for advice a couple of times, but figured it out without needing to call.

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The fence lines came out very straight. I’ve included a few pictures (including the reasons for the fence – yes there are 4 of them). I chose to angle the fence up and down the slopes rather than step the fence so that the dogs would not be able to escape under the fence.

The woman in the picture is my wife, Nancy. She is the one who bought the dogs and then decided we needed a fence to keep them in. She is also the one who found your website and decided that your fence system would make a great addition to my “honey do” list.

The dogs are Maggie and Molly (the blonde French twins with the long legs), Max (the red labradoodle) and Chip – short for Chocolate Chip (the chocolate Australian labradoodle). They are all about 12 weeks old and full of energy. Quite a handful. It is a lot easier now that the fence is installed…”

This was a big vinyl fencing project and Will nailed it!


It’s Easy to Customize a WamBam Fence

Did you know that you can easily customize our vinyl fence? Sometimes a “one size fits all” approach just doesn’t work for your fence. When you buy pre-assembled panels off the shelf of the box stores, the install is very unforgiving because if you need to make any adjustments, you have to cut the entire panel, which can be very difficult when dealing with large panels. Our easy-to-assemble panels allow for much easier sizing adjustments.

And sometimes you want to change the style and design of your fence. There are many things you can do to customize our vinyl fence. This is also helped by our 4-way grooved posts which enable the placement of horizontal rails virtually anywhere along the vertical fence post.

Most Popular Vinyl Fence Customization

1. Shorten a Vinyl Privacy Fence

Our 6ft high privacy fence is a perfect height for most people, but sometimes people have special requirements where they need a shorter vinyl privacy fence. The customer below wanted some privacy at the front of his house but city code dictated that he could be no higher than 4ft tall. The customer below took our Curious George Vinyl Privacy Fence and took 2ft off to make a 4ft high vinyl fence.

Gil customizes his privacy fence to a 4ft height to meet requirements

 2. Creating a Swooped Vinyl Picket Fence

Some customers prefer a more decorative vinyl picket fence, and it’s easy to cut the pickets in either a swoop or a concave design. The customer below cut his vinyl picket fence into a swoop to make it look more decorative in front of his house.

Dubi cut his pickets into a swoop style and also hugged his bottom rail to the ground for a bit of a different look.

Dubi cut his pickets into a swoop style and also hugged his bottom rail to the ground for a bit of a different look.

3. Adjusting the Amount of Rails in a Ranch Rail

A ranch rail fence offers a lot of versatility and is a very affordable fencing solution, but sometimes it just doesn’t offer enough restriction to contain a pet. It’s really easy to add another rail or two to get the same effect of the fence, while having a little added security so Fido can’t squeeze underneath. Below shows a picture where a customer customized the 3-rail Even Steven vinyl fence to include 4 and 5 rails where he felt necessary.

John added a couple more rails to make his ranch rail fence safer for his smaller dog.

John added a couple more rails to make his ranch rail fence safer for his smaller dog.

Vinyl is a very easy material to work with so you can cut it with minimal ease using a standard fine tooth circular saw blade. You can read more about customizing in our knowledge base or visit our website.

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