Getting a new fence is a considerable investment. That’s one of the reasons why we recommend taking your time. Even so, you may find that you want to modify your fence once it has been assembled. Even with careful measurements, the panels that make up your new vinyl fence could be sized incorrectly. How can you trim them down and fix any potential issues? Here are some answers to those questions.
Measure It Again
You may have heard the saying “measure twice, cut once”. Nowhere is this more important than making adjustments to your vinyl fence. Figure out what panel length you need versus what you already have. Working with the same fence company that helped design and build your fence can help speed this process up. One of the most important tools for getting this done is the ordinary tape measure. With this in hand, you can determine where you would put the fence posts. Then use chalk and rail hangers to line up your cuts to make them more precise.
Get Ready to Cut
The next step is to prepare your cuts. When you need to do this, be sure to use a saw. If you feel that you cannot do this safely, then get in touch with the team here at Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia. Even if anyone else in your family fancies themself handy enough to put up the fence, the experts will be able to do it quickly and safely.
Trim It Down Now
Finally, it’s time to make the cuts. Trimming down your vinyl fence doesn’t need to be complicated. In other words, don’t overthink it. The blade of your saw should overlap with the chalk lines you made earlier. Although hand saws might seem like the easiest tool to use, electric-powered saws are actually much better. Even so, approach with caution. Guide the blade towards the surface of the vinyl. Keep your hands steady and don’t let the blade slip off. Once you see that the panels are the right length, you can then move onto installing them where you want them to be.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs
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.