Now that you have a vinyl fence, you might want to know how to get the most out of it. Many homeowners have the same questions you do. If you’re curious about the answers to some of the most common questions about vinyl fences, then you’re in the right place. You can find those answers below.
Does It Need to be Repaired or Replaced?
Small cracks or holes in your vinyl fence are easy to repair. These are tasks that you can complete by yourself or with a neighbor or friend helping you. More extensive damage will present a problem, though. That problem will be how to fix the fence without making it look worse than it did before. Fixing one section of the vinyl fence might be enough. But if it is more than twenty years old, is too damaged to repair, or you just want a new fence, then it’s time to skip the repairs and start the replacement process.
How Do I Prepare to Replace a Fence?
The first step is to clean the part of the fence that you want to replace. Some water and detergent should be all that you need for this. Wash the fence with your garden hose and scrub it off as needed. Any parts that are broken or are sticking out can be trimmed down with a utility knife and some sanding.
What Materials Do I Need?
To fix your vinyl fence on your own, you’ll need a few things. Here’s a look at what they are:
- PVC glue
- Expanding foam
- Automotive body filler
- Epoxy resin
- Spray paint
Do I Need Permits?
Depending on how much work you want to get done, you might need a permit. Take some time to consult with your HOA and the county before you do anything related to your fence. Plus, if the fence is on the boundaries between your house and your neighbor’s house, they should be consulted, too. It’s all part of being a good neighbor – besides, they might want to pay for repairs or help chip in on the labor side – you never know unless you ask!
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.