Vinyl Fence Installation in NJ
Vinyl is a popular fence material for many property owners due to their easy maintenance, durability, and the large array of available syles. The main types of vinyl fences are either panelized fences or board-and-rail.
Here are the main checkpoints that your professional fence installer will know to look for to ensure quality vinyl fence installation in NJ.
Your vinyl fence will look great as long as the post plumb is set and in a straight line. This is not as simple as it seems requires some expertise. You may not be able to see that your fence is not straight until you move a distance away from the fence line. Moreover, a fence that is not straight makes it hard for the installer to fit the rails and boards together. Professional installers first determine the line of the fence before they dig the holes for the posts.
For the fence to look as good as it could and fit all the rails to the posts, the posts must be evenly spaced throughout the entire fence. The spacing is determined by the length of the rails or panels and the number of posts that you have for the entire fence. The installers estimate the number of posts needed for the entire fence when supplying the vinyl fencing materials.
Plumbing the Post
The posts must be in a straight line during installation. Proper plumbing involves ensuring that the post is at the right level to the ground to avoid it getting out of the way and causing the fence to fall after some time. A well-plumbed post does not get out of its way even with the minimal shift in the ground.
Professional installers use the carpenter level and other tools to plumb a post. The post is then kept in place using concrete and crushed gravel. The gravel also helps drain the water away from the post in areas where there is flooding. Concrete takes care of shifting and helps the post handle forces acting on the sides of the fence without coming out of its way.
Alignment and Assembly
The holes on the posts need to be in one line to ensure that the rails fit in properly. To ensure this, the installers first assemble the bottom rail and then tie a string through the top holes to ensure that they are in one line.
The assembly is smooth when the holes are well aligned. However, where shorter rails and boards are required, they are cut and fitted from the available materials.
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