All About Surface Mounts 

Surface mounting is attaching a fence or screen to a solid surface. The surface could be a deck or concrete patio/sidewalk/driveway to name a few examples. Any WamBam vinyl fence or aluminum fence can be mounted to a wood, or concrete surface using our vinyl surface mounts or aluminum surface mounting post. Please see below for

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Buying Guide for Newport and All American Fences

Zippity Newport fence and All American fence panels are bundled with a post, pipe anchor and cap. Customers sometimes do not realize this, and accidentally order too many finishing posts for their project. These steps here will help illustrate how to calculate how many panels and posts you should order: Step 1: Draw a sketch

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Customizing Panels 

One of the benefits to purchasing our vinyl fencing is that it can be cut down to fit your needs. If your run can’t be divided into an exact number of panels, you can cut one down to any width necessary. With varying yard sizes and layouts, this is a common occurrence that has allowed us to learn several tips and tricks

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How to Attach a Manchester Panel to a Manchester Gate

The Manchester gate uses posts that are a different width than the rails on the Manchester panel. These thicker posts are better for supporting the weight of the gate. Because of this difference in design, the rails from the fence panel don’t line up perfectly with the posts from the gate. Use this guide to

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Mailbox Size and Reinforcement

Mailboxes can vary greatly in style, size, and weight. As such, we have recommended sizes for our Zippity mailbox posts and some suggestions for accommodating mailboxes outside the suggested size.   Size We recommend purchasing a medium-sized mailbox that is no heavier than 8-10 pounds. If your mailbox weighs more than 10lbs, we recommend using one or all of the additional reinforcement methods below.  Mounting Your Mailbox  

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Installing Zippity Fence Panels at an Angle Other Than 90 Degrees

Sometimes projects require the fence panels to be angled in varying degrees outside of 90°. This article will detail how the rails can be adjusted to accommodate for an alternate angle. How To Angle Your All-American and Newport Fence Purchase Separately:  Galvanized 3 1/2” butt hinges from local hardware store  Additional brackets for split panels (if using

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Ground Reinforcement for Semi-Permanent Projects

When building alternate versions of our screens, or even while building a Zippity fence, sometimes additional reinforcement could be necessary. This could be as simple as buying an additional stake or it could involve the clever alternatives below.   This is a common topic for customers who opt to build a privacy screen in a straight line instead of the intended L-shape. They find that without

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How To Draw A Good Sketch For Your Friendly Project Consultant

Determining how much material you need for your fence project can be daunting/overwhelming/confusing.  That’s why WamBam has a friendly team of dedicated Project Consultants to help. We only want you purchasing what you need to successfully complete your project.  No more.  No less.  Too much material will likely result in costly returns for you, and

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Dealing with Loose Rock Underground

Running into mid-sized rocks underground when trying to install your fence can be extremely frustrating. If you encounter this, we recommend you purchase a post hole digging bar at your local hardware store or online. It’s generally less expensive to purchase at your hardware store. This handy tool may just become your new best friend regarding

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How do I mount my vinyl fence rail to a pre-existing wall or fence?

To affix a panel to a wall, you will need to purchase vinyl fence brackets. Please see the spec drawings of your fence style to determine the size of brackets that you need. A. Place wall mounts evenly with fence rail spacing and secure with screws. B. Install fence panel rails into wall mounts and

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