When building your vinyl fence you have to consider some important factors such as the amount space you have and the type of bay area you need to fill to ensure a good and quality fence for you safety. Here we will share to you how to build your own vinyl fence with confidence and with meticulous planning.
Find out what type of fence you want: privacy or shadowbox.
Draw out your fence line. Determine where you will have fence panels, gate and your terminal posts. One tip to improve accuracy in measurement is to is to lay out a roll of string along the imaginary parameter for the fence
Set up your 4x4s hard into the ground to create your basic posts for the fence.
Check your fence line that you laid out with the string. Be certain you added corners and gates. Make adjustments where needed. When taking note of the bay areas (areas between the posts), you will set up either a series of rails or an infill. An infill is used for privacy.
After setting up your posts (4x4s), tie a string between the corner post locations. You have to measure your panels and then proceed to the next step.
Apply the measured length of your panels to the line post locations using a stake in the ground. Ensure your stakes are physically contacting the layout string to keep the posts in line and tidy.
Dig some post holes for your fence’s posts. Keep the height of your fence in mind when you do this. Dig your post holes 10-inches in diameter, then backfill the holes with 6-inches of gravel
Fill the holes with concrete. Read carefully the instructions for the drying processes and the use of the concrete.
Insert your posts into the concrete. Tap the post down. Align the posts and make adjustments before the concrete cement dries.
Attach your rail brackets to your fence posts. Slide the panels into the brackets. Secure the panels to the hangers with bolts and screws.
Install the gate. Make sure that the bottom of the gate is aligned with the bottom of the fence. Let the opening for the gate to be 1 1/4-inch wider than the gate’s width. Leave roughly 5/8-inch space between the gate and posts on each side.
Back up your gate with 2x4s for outdoor use and place each inside the gate post. Drill holes to the certain measurements of any hardware you will install on the gate. Attach the hinge to the gate back rail. Connect the latch to the post.
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