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Determining the Right Style of Fence + Click to expand / shrink

What styles of fence are available?

Virtually any fence style that can be made out of wood or ornamental iron can be made out of vinyl. The vinyl fence styles we can manufacture are only limited by your imagination. You can browse the many products available under the products page .And, if you don't see what you want on our website, you can contact us about creating a custom style for your vinyl fence. To help in determining which style meets your budget, we have created a page that gives a price per foot by style that will help you make an educated decision.

Can you make gates from the product?

Gates can be made from the same material you use in any vinyl fence or vinyl railing. We have spent years designing a gate that not only matches and looks great with your fence, but also will last over time. On larger gates, we use the help of welded steel gate frames to make sure that you have the best gates available.

Color Availability?

All the vinyl fences we supply are available in white and almond. Because titanium dioxide, a color loss and change inhibitor, is white in pigment, it is difficult to provide darker colors. Darker colors are not used in most applications in the vinyl industry as they tend to attract the sun rays and heat, increasing the likelihood of warping, sagging, fading, and other sun damage.

How tall can I make my vinyl fence?

You have many height options with vinyl fencing, it is recommended that any fence over 6' tall have the posts reinforced. Always check with local building codes before having your vinyl fence installed.

I would like to learn more about vinyl products in general.

We have provided our vinyl FAQ section to help answer many of the questions that we have heard our customers ask over the years. If you still have questions after reading this section, please do not hesitate to call or contact us using the live chat or contact request form on the site.

Determining What to Order + Click to expand / shrink

How do I figure out the amount of vinyl fencing I need?

Prior to ordering, it is very helpful to do a fence layout with measurements for each length of fence. We have provided a fence layout page that is designed to assist you with determining the number of posts and panels you will need. If you still have questions, we are here to assist you any time that you need help. You are always welcome to fax your layout to (480) 813-5798 and we can determine the number of posts and panels for you.

What is the difference between the different types of posts?

There are five different post options for each type of fence. A line post would be used when a fence section is on both sides of the posts. An end post is used when there is only a section of fence on one side of the post (for example, at the end of a line of fence or at the gates). A corner post is used at corners, and a T post is used when there is a need for fence to run 3 different ways on the posts. Blank posts are most commonly used when a gate is up against the house and you simply need a post against the house for a latch or hinge post and no fence will be going into the post.

Can Homestead Fence Co. figure out what I need?

Absolutely, we are happy to assist in doing a fence takeoff for each customer. This is a sure way to make sure that you aren't short on your materials or order too much material when you are installing your fence. You can email a fence layout or fax the takeoff at any time. We will contact you usually within the next business day with the materials you need and a price for your order.

Ordering Your Fence + Click to expand / shrink

How do I place an order?

We have established several ways for you to order. The Homestead Fence website has the capabilities to process your order from start to finish. To place an order online, simply click on the products page and select the products you wish to purchase. The products page will give you an opportunity to select the number of items that you would like to purchase. Follow the prompts to purchase the items in your shopping cart and you are done. It's simple. If you feel more comfortable speaking with one of our representatives, simply call during business hours or select the live chat button at the top of each website page and you will be assisted by one of our knowledgeable representatives. Whether you order online, or call in, we feel confident you will be happy with your decision to purchase your vinyl fence from us.

What different methods of contact are available to contact Homestead Fence?

Many options are available to order your product or ask a question about your order. The contacts page explains what different options are available.

I have questions about how the material will be shipped?

Most answers to your shipping questions are answered on our shipping page.

Installing Your Fence + Click to expand / shrink

Can I install the Vinyl Fence myself?

All of our vinyl fences come with written instructions. Also, any vinyl fence purchased from Homestead Fence includes installation support. Please feel free to contact us if you ever have any questions about installing your vinyl fence or visit our web page dedicated to installation support. We have many qualified installers who are willing to assist in a smooth installation of your fence product and perhaps give you a few tips that they learned throughout the years that will make your installation much easier.

Do you cement the posts?

For maximum stability, we recommend that posts be cemented. It is recommended that you treat vinyl posts the same as you would wood posts. If it is common and normal to cement fence posts in your area, then you should cement the vinyl posts.

How big should the hole be if I'm cementing the posts?

A good rule of thumb is to dig the hole twice the diameter of the post and fill cement within two inches of the top of the hole.

Can't find your question?

Click here and it will take you to our Contact Us page. Please send us an e-mail, fill out our online form, or give us a call and we will answer any of your installation questions.