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Dutchess_III's avatar

Can you help me with the fencing I'm looking for?

Asked by Dutchess_III (46743points) February 16th, 2022

Rick wants a privacy fence and I agree, but I don’t want a wooden fence. They make some sort of plastic resin fencing that’s really durable, but I don’t know what it’s called.

What am I looking for?

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chyna's avatar

Vinyl perhaps? Lowe’s and Home Depot carry vinyl fencing.

canidmajor's avatar

Yeah, I say vinyl fencing also. My neighbors have, and really like, theirs.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Yes. That’s what you want. Vinyl.

Word of warning… A BB from a Crosman Legacy 1000 will go right through it. Oops!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes. That’s exactly what I want.
Thanks.
Just remind me not to fire my Crossman Legacy 1000 at it.

LuckyGuy's avatar

You don’t have to shoot directly at it. A simple ricochet off the concrete patio will do it.
(Not that I would know.)

kritiper's avatar

You don’t want vinyl. Ask your local fencing distributor about it.

chyna's avatar

@kritiper What’s wrong with vinyl?

janbb's avatar

@kritiper Yeah, why not? All the rich new people in our neighborhood have white vinyl fences.

SnipSnip's avatar

The white vinyl looks awful when it gets moldy like when you live in humid climate. The good thing is it’s easy to pressure wash or simply spray with deck wash. The wooden fences not only turn grey but get moldy too and require the same type cleaning. The deck cleaning spray brings back the natural wood color too. I don’t understand why but I don’t have to.

ragingloli's avatar

What you really want is a tall stone wall, a gatehouse, and a moat.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I do Raggy!

rebbel's avatar

Build that wall.

flutherother's avatar

And get the neighbours to pay for it.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Remember to put the stonewall through your neighbor’s shed that is on your property !!

Dutchess_III's avatar

So I’m to build a 30 foot stone wall and a mote with some alligators and build it through the neighbor’s garage.
That’ll improve neighbor relations!

Where is Kripiter???

Tropical_Willie's avatar

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`` ` ` ` YUP ! ; > O ) j.k

JLeslie's avatar

All the houses across the street from me have the white vinyl. Looks good.

snowberry's avatar

Washing your white vinyl fencing is no more of a problem than any other sort of home maintenance project. Periodically we all have to repaint, rake, repair or or scrub something.

By the way whatever you use to clean your fence make sure it won’t damage the plants in your yard.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Do you mean Trex? see this

not wood not vinyl,

chyna's avatar

^But very expensive!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think I do mean Trex…

janbb's avatar

There is also vinyl fencing which I believe is cheaper and what I thought we were talking about. Anyway, vinyl is an option:

https://www.lowes.com/pl/Vinyl-fence-panels-Vinyl-fencing-Fencing-gates-Building-supplies/3520967948023

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think Trex is the answer I was looking for. I’ve seen and felt that stuff. I got the impression it would last forever.
I’ve come into a bit of money and I decided that fencing for our house is what I want to pour some of it into. We’ve been SO frugal with everything else.

janbb's avatar

@Dutchess_III There’s a competitive product to Trex that I have for my deck and fence. It’s called Azek and is the same type of product. I don’t know if it’s any cheaper though but you might compare them.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I will. Thanks @janbb.

kritiper's avatar

Vinyl fences break easily in the cold. Dogs can dig under them SO easily! My choice is a wood/vinyl composite, if there is such a thing, for it’s strength, durability, paintability (if that’s possible). Check with some fence supply people for other possibilities. You won’t be sorry! And be sure to use galvanized steel posts because you don’t want the wooden posts to rot and have the fence fall down in 15 years.
If the job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right.

Dutchess_III's avatar

We came to the same conclusions @kritiper.

After doing a minor amount of research, I believe Trex is the way to go for our climate.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Azek is 100% pvc.
Trex is a wood / pvc composite.
Azek expands and contracts with temperature extremes more than Trex.
Trex is slightly cheaper too.

chyna's avatar

If I could afford trex, I would definitely go that route. I stain my wooden deck and fence every 2 years and not only is it a lot of work, but it is slowly deteriorating. I’ve had both since 2004, and I feel that they have held up well, but only due to how much work I put into them. I will be needing a new fence in the next couple of years, especially if/when I get a new dog.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I have a dog you can borrow @chyna!

That’s exactly why I don’t want wood.
Suggestion tho….flip your deck boards over. Rick did that and it was like a new deck.

chyna's avatar

Thanks!

kritiper's avatar

@Dutchess_III Best of luck with the fence.

JLeslie's avatar

The vinyl fences here aren’t great to keep dogs in, especially if the dogs are small. I’m not sure why Trex would be different regarding that, but anyway, I’ll go ahead and agree that is something to consider.

Sounds like you have a plan. Building and renovating a house is so many decisions.

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