PVC stands for Polyvinyl Chloride. It is a chemical compound that can be extruded into a number of shapes. It is highly durable and requires little to no maintenance.
What are the advantages of a PVC fence?
PVC fencing requires little to no maintenance. Vinyl FX uses no wood posts and an innovative, adjustable connector design to combat heaving due to frost. Vinyl FX supplies fences in many different colours, requiring no painting, and is easily cleaned with a garden hose. A PVC fence from Vinyl FX will far outlast a conventional wood fence. All of our fences are installed quickly, and without the use of post augers or heavy machinery.
What effects do PVC have on the environment?
PVC products are safe and non-toxic. They will not breakdown and release harmful chemicals into the ground and do not require toxic chemicals (stains, waterproofing, paint, paint thinner) for regular upkeep like treated lumber can. No trees are used in the manufacture of PVC. Because of the exceptional long life of PVC, several times the amount of wood that is needed to manufacture the same fence in wood can be saved over the lifetime of the fence. If the vinyl ever needs to be taken down it can be recycled into other products, such as hoses and watering cans.
Will PVC fencing turn yellow?
Vinyl FX uses premium products, which are warranted for a lifetime against yellowing, and have been field-proven to maintain their colour.
Will PVC crack or break?
Under normal use, PVC fencing will not break when installed properly. It has five times the tensile strength of wood, and four times the flexibility. If subjected to direct impact (e.g., a car backing into the fence), it may break, but is easily replaced. PVC has been tested at temperatures as high as 167°F before warping, and as low as -50°F without cracking.