7 Problems with Vinyl Fence
They Don’t Want You To Know About!

Yes it’s true! Here are 7 Myths & Misconceptions about Vinyl fencing. First I want to establish the HUGE difference in most box store vinyl fence, salvage yard vinyl fence, glued vinyl and what we carry…Premium Vinyl Fencing.

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Premium vinyl fencing is heavier wall vinyl and composed of a top layer of titanium dioxide for UV protection of the sun! Same chemical as in sunscreen at the beach. Check out the back label of your sunscreen. Now this layer is chemically bonded to the vinyl so it does not separate and cannot leach out.

Vinyl Fence Looks Cheap

1. Vinyl Fence Looks Cheap – remember when wood windows were considered the only window to have? Except for the maintenance of yearly painting, oh and the windows would get painted shut, and they were not insulated, and the pulley ropes would rot out.  And then came vinyl insulated replacement windows…no painting, no maintenance, opens and close easily, with energy saving thermally insulated frames and glass.  Suddenly, no one wants the wood windows.  Guess what! The market in fencing is following the same path!

Great strives in manufacturing has created beautiful vinyl fencing materials, not to be confused with the box store low end vinyl products. Computerized routing of premium vinyl fencing extrusion now accurately creates a consist quality of center cut vinyl fencing.  With precision center cut routing of fencing extrusions your fencing always has both sides beautiful, eliminating the backing rails and ugly side associated with wood fencing.

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Vinyl fence turns yellow!

2. Vinyl turns Yellow! Yes its true, pvc or vinyl fencing will turn yellow! That is low end vinyl fencing without Titanium Oxide. We only use premium vinyl extrusions that are chemically bonded with Titanium Oxide in the extrusion process. That’s why we buy full length bundles from the extrusion plant that contains 10 parts per thousand Titanium Oxide and comes with a manufacturers lifetime warranty!

Vinyl Fencing has few style choices

3. Vinyl Fencing has few style choices, I want to customize my fence. Using our fabrication equipment we have come up with over 300 possible premium vinyl fence styles to choose from. While it is true that most customers will choose our top 10 popular styles, we can customize to meet most requirements.

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vinyl fence is FULL of  CHEMICALS

4. Vinyl Fencing because it is made up of chemicals and I want to be environmentally green.  YES, TRUE AGAIN, PVC or Premium Vinyl Fencing is made of chemicals and yet installing Premium Vinyl Fencing is an environmentally green thing to do. The premium vinyl fencing is self contained, leeching no chemicals, the process in manufacturing uses little energy in the process, premium vinyl fencing will outlast wood fencing 8 to 1, keeping trees in the forest, and reducing landfill waste of old fencing.  When premium vinyl fencing is removed it is easily recycled further saving our natural resources.

huge gaps under fence and can’t climb hills

5. Vinyl Fencing cannot be installed close to the ground, cannot climb hills, it has to be stairstepped leaving triangle gapping under the fence where my dog can get out! Yes it’s true. low end box store products that are glued in panels and attached to posts with brackets will have gapping underneath the bottom rail.

With our unique vinyl fabrication factory in Knoxville Tennessee, we cut and computer route the parts to make the premium vinyl fencing follow the grade, even climbing hills…just like a wood fence but without the maintenance!

Vinyl gates are flimsey

6. Vinyl Gates are flimsy and do not hold up!  True Again!  Those gate panels from the box stores are merely fence sections cut down and hinges attached!  If your fence contractor does not know how to build a vinyl gate…WATCH OUT!

We route and build gates at our shop, Premium Vinyl Gates with a 5 year installation limited warranty, our gates are built tough, with rigid 2″x3.5″ routed gate upright frames and rigid v-channel extrusion gate bracing, attached with white cap stainless steel screws.  We use black stainless steel horizontally adjustable, tension adustable, self closing heavy duty hinges specifically designed for vinyl gates.  And finally, we use gate stiffeners on the hinge side of the gate AND the latch side of the gate.

Vinyl fencing is flimsey!

7. Vinyl Fencing is flimsy, and falls apart after a couple of years. Yes True of Low End Box Store Fencing.  Wonder why they can sell that low end glued vinyl product so cheap?…Because it is LOW END VINYL PRODUCT!!!

The Premium Vinyl Fencing that we fabricate and install is of a thicker gauge, higher quality, and costs more.  A set of car brake pads that last for 15,000 miles may seem like a great deal when for a little more you can have brake pads that last for 75,000 miles. We center route all the vinyl fencing parts to  insert inside each other without the use of cheap brackets. This insertion method is a strong system interweaving the product with itself. We have premium vinyl fencing installed that is over 11 years old and still looks great!


So it is true that there is a lot of bad vinyl fence and gates out there, however premium vinyl fence and gates look great, now and also 15 years later. How do I know? Because I have premium vinyl fencing up for over 15 years and it still looks great!

Yes it’s true that without the expensive TITANIUM DIOXIDE vinyl fence will yellow like old cheap lawn furniture. However Knoxville fence company premium vinyl fence and gate has Titanium Dioxide and carries a lifetime manufacturer warranty.

After breaking down vinyl fence style options we came up with over 300 different vinyl fence styles.

Premium vinyl fencing is actually green fencing! Premium vinyl fencing will outlast wood fencing 6 to 1, keeping all that old wood fence out of the landfills. Premium vinyl fence is non porous and will not leach any chemicals. And finally, premium vinyl fence doesn’t need paints or stains, less chemicals applied every few years on wood fencing.

Premium vinyl fencing and gates are strong with center route holes and vinyl weaved in for superior strength and durability. Made to last a lifetime…and that is the manufacturers lifetime written warranty.

Are you thinking about the clean crisp look of maintenance free fencing? Premium vinyl fence is the fence for you. Call us today to discuss the possibilities with premium vinyl fencing.

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