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When it comes to custom
vinyl fences, railings, pergolas and arbors nobody beats Suffolk Fence.
Everyone wants a home with a beautiful fenceóbut not just for
present-day enjoyment. Itís a great amenity to feature when youíre ready to
sell and itís always highlighted in property descriptions. Real estate
experts say a fenced backyard is a pre-requisite for homeowners considering
listing their home. So whether you install a new fence for looks, for
security or both Ė itís true that a good fence not only makes good
neighbors, it makes for a happy homeowner as well!
We at Suffolk Fence are delighted to be able to offer you more choices than
ever in fence. Indeed, besides such traditional hardwoods such as spruce and
cedar, we offer ornamental aluminum and vinyl coated fencing in many styles.
Many contractors are custom fence builders in name only. It's listed on
their business cards, but it's not really a specialty like it is with us.
Our reputation for quality and attention to detail is truly second to none.
Our crews are skilled at creating any style of the most desired and popular
fences, arbors, pergola, railings and much more you have in mind.
Take the first step.
Call Suffolk Fence for a free consultation.
Arenít all vinyl fences the
No. Vinyl fence system components are available in a wide range of sizes and
thickness. To reduce costs, some manufacturers decrease their wall thickness
resulting in reduced strength.
Donít all vinyl/ fences stand up to wear and tear?
Not necessarily A light (standard) system may bend and break easily due to
even the most common occurrences, such as a person climbing or sitting on it.
Additionally, a weak fence can result in poor performance. For example, children leaning against a fence may
dislodge rails in a standard vinyl fence system. However, a properly engineered
system with a heavier wall thickness and secure rail connection will make a
vinyl fence stronger and more durable.
How is vinyl fencing manufactured?
The best products are made from virgin vinyl which ensures that the product
is made using contents most appropriate for its application. Recycled vinyl can
contain ďcontaminatesĒ that may not be appropriate for the application or may
compromise the integrity of the product.
For vinyl to have the characteristics necessary for fencing, it must be combined
with special additives and modifiers to make it strong and
durable. The formula contains UV inhibitors that guard against the sunís harsh
rays and additives that make the vinyl rigid, yet flexible enough to resist
cracking. The two most common methods for manufacturing vinyl fencing are a
mono-extrusion process that uses one vinyl compound and a co-extrusion process
that uses two or more vinyl compounds.
are vinyl fences?
Unlike some treated wood fencing, vinyl is an environmen≠tally safe material
with no toxins to pollute the sky or seep into the ground. Vinyl fencing has a
smooth surface, no nails, sharp edges or splinters.
Isnít vinyl more expensive than wood?
Before investing in a fence, annual maintenance and replacement costs must be
considered. A wood fence system initially costs less than vinyl, but wood
systems require laborious maintenance (including scraping, sanding, priming and
painting) every 2-3 years. Conversely, vinyl fencing has almost zero-maintenance
cost and will never need painting. Unlike wood, vinyl isnít subject to termite
infestation which can increase the likelihood of costly partial or full
replacement of a wood fence system. Although your initial investment is more with
vinyl, the cost difference is quickly eliminated when you consider the
substantial cost of maintaining a wood fence.
Will a quality fence cost more?
Yes. Good quality material and
workmanship always costs more than sub-standard products, while labor, concrete
and building permits cost the same regardless of the chosen material quality.
Although a sub-standard product may cost less, the risk of future maintenance
and/or replacement costs may outweigh any benefits the lower price may seem to
offer. As the saying goes Ďyou get what you pay for."
What should I ask for before I invest in a fence?
Youíve made a great start by reading this information.. Ask for samples of
the product and make comparisons.
Are all product warranties the same?
No. Most products only come with a short limited warrantee, our product comes
with a manufactures lifetime warrantee.