November 15, 2011

How far do I drive my anchors into the ground?

 by Denise

You should drive your large anchor 42″ into the ground, leaving 42″ above the ground. You should drive your small anchor 36″ into the ground, leaving 24″ above the ground.

November 11, 2011

What is the wall thickness of your vinyl?

 by Denise

The thickness of the extrusions (posts, rails and vertical pickets or boards)  in your vinyl fence can become  an important consideration in your purchase decision. We’re proud to provide this information below and more specifically in our detailed specification drawings which are included in our instructions. Professional Grade Vinyl Vinyl Posts (4 ½ x 4

November 1, 2011

How do I deal with angles in my vinyl fence line?

 by Denise

For angles greater or less than 90 degrees, we highly recommend you purchase our vinyl angle helper kits here. The following shows you how to angle your fence line without needing to purchase the angle helper kits. However, be forewarned that cutting the vinyl as per below isn’t easy. A. Mark angle and post channel corner

How do I deal with low hanging roof lines?

 by Denise

During your vinyl fence install, you may find that you are unable to sleeve your vinyl post over your anchor due to a low hanging roof line. You can work around this scenario in one of three ways. Option One If possible, continue to pound the anchor lower into the ground just enough to accommodate

How do I extend my vinyl fence panel if necessary?

 by Denise

A. If your anchors inadvertently were spaced too far apart, you can extend your horizontal rails using wood blocking cut to fill the void in the extruded cavity. B-D. Sleeve over your wood blocking by using the same size extruded vinyl. If you do not have any left over waste, please call us at 1.877.778.5733

How do I trim down my vinyl fence panel for a custom fit if necessary?

 by Denise

This article addresses how to trim down your vinyl fence panels. We recommend prior to doing this that you first read this article on equalizing your fence sections. A. Measure distance between vinyl posts and cut to the measured length. B. Measure both top and bottom rail to ensure both are the same length before

How do I equalize my fence sections to fit my overall fence run?

 by Denise

Very rarely will your fence sections all fit perfectly into your fence line. You have three options. You must consider these three options before installing your first anchor. Please  note that the illustrations below are of vinyl fence panels, but the same principles apply for ornamental aluminum fence panels. BEST Solution A: Trim all fence

October 30, 2011

How do I mount my posts to a concrete or wood surface?

 by Denise

Below talks about mounting your fence posts to a concrete or wood surface. For information on mounting your fence posts to a wood or composite deck, see this article. Option One: Universal Surface Post Mount Any WamBam vinyl fence or aluminum fence can be mounted to a wood, or concrete surface using our vinyl surface

October 25, 2011

How do I deal with sloping ground for my vinyl fence?

 by Denise

There are two ways to tackle a vinyl fence line with ground that slopes either up or down. You can step or slope your vinyl fence as illustrated below. Because no other man-made vertical element in your backyard is generally installed with a noticeable slope, neither should your fence. However, this is just personal preference.