What vinyl do we use?
The vinyl that we use is rigid polyvinylchloride (PVC) extrusions. The products we use do not include phthalates and other plasticizers used to make vinyl flexible and soft. Some of these plasticizers have been shown to cause health defects. Rigid vinyl is stable and safe and does not off-gas like some vinyl products.
Are Vinyl Concepts products graffiti proof?
Although not classified as graffiti proof, vinyl fencing is fairly easy to clean and most graffiti comes off with just a little effort. Often, the graffiti can be removed with “simple green” detergent and a soft cloth. In more severe cases, use 0000 steel wool (super fine), either by itself, or with “simple green” or in extreme cases, use with lacquer thinner, and dry with a soft cloth quickly afterwards.
How tall can I make a fence?
We can typically make the fence as tall as it needs to be. It is, however, recommended that any fence over 6’ tall have the posts reinforced. Always check with local building codes.
Can I get custom styles made?
Virtually any style that can be made out of wood or ornamental iron can be made out of vinyl. The styles are only limited by your imagination.
Can you make gates from the product?
We make gates from the same vinyl material used for the fence. This is best left to qualified fabricators, who use a variety of special techniques to produce strong, long lasting gates.
Can you use Vinyl Concepts products for porch or balcony railing?
Yes. When properly designed, our vinyl products make a very stable porch and deck rail system designed to use at ground level and on balcony applications.
What is the cost of Vinyl Concepts products compared to wood?
The cost of the product is amazingly similar, when compared to a comparable quality wood product such as #1 grade clear cedar or “A” grade redwood, along with the necessary surface preparation, priming, and painting. In some cases, the cost is less than even the typical wood products you would use.
Will it mildew or collect mold?
Vinyl products will, when subjected to extended damp weather, collect mold and mildew. However, because they are non-porous, they are easily cleaned with a solution of mild household detergent and water.
Do you cement the posts?
It is common to cement fence posts. Post footings should typically be twice the diameter of the post.
Will vinyl burn?
Our vinyl has a flash point of approximately 900 degrees and does not easily ignite. Vinyl is classified as “Self-Extinguishing”.
What is virgin vinyl?
This is 100% new vinyl with UV inhibitors and impact modifiers throughout the entire product.
How do Vinyl Concepts products hold up to weed eaters?
As with all vinyl and wood products, direct contact with lawn and garden equipment can cause damage to the posts. Use caution when operating any type of equipment near fence posts, especially commercial trimmers, which are more aggressive.
How do you clean Vinyl Concepts products?
As with all exterior products, our fence can become dirty when exposed to the elements. A mild detergent and water should be sufficient to keep your fence or deck rail looking new. For tough stains, “soft scrub” or baking soda works well. Simple green and super fine steel wool (0000) also works to clean stubborn stains.
Do Vinyl Concepts products expand?
It is normal for vinyl materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. Our designs and fabrication methods will allow for expansion and contraction during the installation process.
Do Vinyl Concepts products become brittle in winter?
As with most vinyl products, vinyl will become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Our products have been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings.
How do Vinyl Concepts products stand up in the wind?
Vinyl Concepts products are designed to withstand normal windload. We have actual wind tunnel tests to 110 mph, without any internal post support. Greater windload resistance can be easily accomplished using internal supports.
Are Vinyl Concepts products maintenance free?
Vinyl Concepts products require a limited amount of maintenance. Under normal conditions maintenance is in the form of washing the fence to keep it looking new.
Will Vinyl Concepts products crack, chip, peel, rot or fade?
No. During the life of the product you should not expect to find surface cracking, peeling, chipping, rotting, or fading. This is covered by the transferable warranty.
Will Vinyl Concepts products turn yellow or deteriorate like resin patio furniture?
No. Vinyl Concepts products contain the ideal amount of non-chalking titanium dioxide (TiO2), as well as high grade stabilizers and other ingredients, which prevents ultraviolet degradation. All of Vinyl Concepts products are warranted against discoloration and have been field proven to maintain their color.
How strong are Vinyl Concepts products?
Vinyl Concepts products are strengthened with impact modifiers during extrusion and have been tailored to exceed the requirements necessary for performance of the products.
What is the warranty on Vinyl Concepts products?
All of our products carry a manufacturer’s residential limited lifetime warranty. The warranty for multi family and commercial uses is 30 years.
What are Vinyl Concepts Products made of?
The base ingredient is a rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) homopolymer compound with a high level of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment for long term, ultraviolet (UV) light resistance and impact modifiers for superior strength. The formulation is similar to that of high quality vinyl siding and windows, which have a proven history of long-term durability and structural integrity.