Long Fence has been committed to providing customers with the highest quality fences in the business since 1945. Our loyalty to our customers and our constant improvement of our products have allowed us to maintain our status as a leader in the residential and commercial fence industry for over 75 years. We can provide a fence for any residential homeowner and translate our expertise to any type of property or idea for a vinyl fence that you may have.

If you do not have a ton of experience with fencing a property, choosing the right fence for your project may feel overwhelming. So we have outlined all of the information you need to know about why vinyl fences can be the choice for you and the different options you have if you decide to start a vinyl fence project.

Whether you want to add more privacy to your property, protect your children and pets, or increase the value of your home, we professionally design and install a wide array of vinyl fences that can accomplish your goals. Our vinyl fences are offered in a variety of styles that comply with homeowner association requirements, and of course our vinyl fences conform to local code.

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The Advantages of a Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fencing has become an increasingly popular choice for homeowners in recent years. As a synthetic wood substitute, vinyl fences can last much longer than traditional wood fences and tend to resist decay.

While other types of fences are vulnerable to both hot and cold temperatures and precipitation, vinyl fences can stand up to most environmental conditions without undergoing extra treatment. Because of how vinyl fences are manufactured, they are highly resistant to the elements. In addition, vinyl fencing also offers some degree of flexibility when it is impacted by an object. Since the material is extruded with “impact modifiers,” it lends itself to being flexible and not as rigid as some other types of fence material. There are other flexible or durable options for fencing, like chain link, but since vinyl is resistant to rusting and decay, it stays durable for longer because it does not break down. It is also one of the more attractive flexible and durable fences on the market.

Vinyl is also easy to maintain. When necessary, it can be cleaned with basic household cleaning materials, though it will rarely ever need more than a hose-down. Vinyl fences never need to be treated or repainted due to their synthetic nature. This means that vinyl fences pay for themselves in effort, money, and time saved on maintenance. Vinyl fences are also free from splinters and nails.

If you are looking for a fencing material that looks like wood but is easy to maintain, consider vinyl. Your fence will look brand new long after it is installed. Contact us to learn more about how a vinyl fence could enhance your property.

Maintenance of a Residential Vinyl Fence

One of the biggest selling points of a residential vinyl fence is the maintenance required. When you choose a vinyl fence there is zero maintenance. The vinyl used to make the fencing materials are UV resistant so they won’t fade or yellow. Vinyl fences don’t require paint touch-ups, regular cleaning, or any special treatments. If you wish, you can spray off your fence with a water hose once every once in a while. But other than that, a vinyl fence doesn’t require much of your attention once it’s installed.

How to Clean a Vinyl Fence

Durability of a Residential Vinyl Fence

As if being maintenance free wasn’t enough, vinyl fences are also quite tough. Compared to wood, the vinyl is more flexible and five times stronger. What does that mean? A vinyl fence can handle a bunch of rowdy kids or unruly livestock. And, if it does get scratched or nicked, the vinyl is the same color all the way through so any blemishes are basically hidden. This is not the case with most other fencing materials, proving that a residential vinyl fence is the best option for your home.

Environmental Friendliness of a Residential Vinyl Fence

Since vinyl fencing materials are so strong and durable, they do not require any paint, stain or chemical additives. A residential vinyl fence doesn’t require any of our timber resources. Also, because this type of fence lasts so long and requires so little maintenance, it doesn’t require many resources at all.

Uses of a Residential Vinyl Fence

In the last several years the residential vinyl fence industry has grown. Because of the growth, the use for this fence material has expanded, too. Durable vinyl fences are now being used by ranchers, farmers, and homeowners. Almost anyone that needs a fence can choose vinyl and get what they want. Vinyl fencing currently comes in split fail agricultural, privacy, semi-privacy, ranch, wrought iron, picket, and pool fencing.

Many of our customers install vinyl fences to add aesthetic value to their property. Vinyl fences are one of the most beautiful fencing options. Though wooden fences are beautiful, they can actually detract from the beauty of your property once they start to decay. A vinyl fence’s beauty will last years longer than other fence types. The different style and color options ensure that the look of your new fence is cohesive with the style of the rest of your property and home.

Vinyl fencing is offered in a variety of styles and colors as well as heights. From picket to privacy, vinyl pvc fencing is a low maintenance product that looks great.

How Vinyl Fences are Made

A vinyl fence, also called a synthetic or PVC fence, is a fence made from synthetic or recycled plastics with additives that make it more durable and weather resistant. These plastics can be composites of more than one type and can include vinyl, polypropylene, nylon, or polythene. Stronger pvc fences can also have aluminum reinforcements.

For residential properties, vinyl fences are often made in solid form or with a hollow design and made to look like wood. Fences used for agricultural fences are rarely hollow and include extra reinforcements to make them as strong as possible to ensure that livestock stays within your property. If you would like these extra strength measures for your residential property, let us know!

Vinyl fences come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, sizes, and colors. One may think that vinyl fences are painted, but that is actually not the case. The colors on vinyl fences are integrated through an extrusion process, which is why they do not need to be repainted, and the discoloration resistant method allows us to have a long warranty on our vinyl products.

The posts of synthetic fences are placed into pre-dug holes or are built over pre-installed wood or pipe to ensure that they are extra sturdy. Rails are inserted into perfectly sized grooves in the post.

Choosing the Right Fence: Wood vs. Vinyl

Why Long® Fence?

For over 75 years, Long Fence has, not only pledged, but also proved to our customers that it will approach all jobs with promptness and professionalism, accept any job with dedication to quality service and detail, and offer the best value for investment. We sell the highest-quality fencing materials in the market and offer installation with exceptional customer service.

As a fence company, we are proud of all of the residential fences we install, but recommend vinyl fence for those who are looking for both a beautiful, safe, and maintenance-free fence. Many Long® Fence customers have found that they get more value for their dollar due to vinyl’s durability and long-lasting quality. Long Fence aims to provide you with the highest quality residential fences possible with the best customer service and ease of installation.

Vinyl Picket Fence

Vinyl Picket

If you are looking for a fence that provides property delineation, but also serves as a fashion statement for your property, picket-style fences are the right choice for you. Vinyl is an excellent choice for picket fences. Picket fences are extremely popular and come in a variety of styles and colors, though white is the most popular. With vinyl offering a low-maintenance option, it is the right choice for busy homeowners who want the look, but not the upkeep. You can have the most beautiful fence on the block without having to sweat over it yourself. And remember that vinyl fencing material does not deteriorate as much as other fence types, so you’ll have that look longer.

Vinyl Picket Fence

Vinyl Paddock

Another popular choice for large properties — especially farms and ranches — is a vinyl paddock fence. While it is similar to the crossbuck estate vinyl fences, in place of crossed, overlapping boards, the boards in a paddock vinyl fence run parallel to each other, and depending on the height and visibility you want for your fence, many boards can be used. This type of fence is cost-efficient, splinter-free, environmentally-friendly, and easy to place around a large property. It is the perfect choice when you want to confine farm animals but maintain an “open range” feel to your property. Some of our homeowner clients also choose paddock fences for the cost-efficiency and unique charm.

Vinyl Paddock Fence
Vinyl Paddock Fence
Vinyl Estate Fence

Vinyl Estate

Crossbuck estate vinyl fences are a popular, simple, stylish choice for residential properties. Our 4-rail vinyl crossbuck estate fences are also perfect for your farm or ranch fencing needs. Though crossbuck estate vinyl fences do not keep people from peeking into your property, the aesthetically-pleasing cross design can help define your property and the simplicity of the fence makes it easy to cover a long distance. If you think vinyl crossbuck estate fencing might be the perfect fit for your property, contact us.

Vinyl Estate Fence
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