Frequently Asked Questions
What is Planet Vinyl Fence made of?
The base ingredient is rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) homo-polymer
compound, with a high level of titanium Dioxide pigment for long term,
ultraviolet (UV) light resistance and impact modifiers for superior
strength. The formulation is similar to that of vinyl siding and windows
which have a twenty year history of providing long term durability
and structural integrity.
What is vinyl?
All of our product line is made from virgin polyvinyl chloride
(PVC) and other critical ingredients such as UV inhibitors and impact
modifiers. This gives the material long-term durability, flexibility
and weather ability.
What is virgin vinyl?
Quite simply, 100% new PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Planet Vinyl
Fence contains no recycled products. The term 'recycled' refers to
post consumer or post industrial material coming from the waste stream.
Although PVC is being recycled, we do not use the waste stream as
Will Planet Vinyl Fence turn yellow?
No. Unlike the mass-produced plastic products you may be familiar
with, our product line is engineered to maintain its true color for
a lifetime. Our products contain 10% titanium dioxide (Ti02) as well
as other chemical additives which prevent ultraviolet degradation.
Yellowing in vinyl products is due to the sun's ultraviolet rays.
This amount of extremely effective UV inhibitor guarantees to hold
up in the most extreme climates.
Will vinyl burn?
PVC has a flash point of 900° Fahrenheit and does not readily
ignite. Vinyl, therefore, is classified as "self-extinguishing".
How strong is vinyl?
Planet Vinyl Fence has been impact modified with a chemical compound.
The product formula has been tailored to provide optimum performance
in the field.
How do I clean my vinyl fence?
Under normal circumstances a simple rinse with a garden hose
will be sufficient. For more stubborn stains however, a cleaner containing
a mild abrasive suitable for fiberglass bathtubs is recommended.
Why the Planet Vinyl Fence product line has become
a big hit in the fence industry...
Not all vinyl fences are the same. Planet Vinyl Fence is manufactured
with the highest industry UV protection, 100% virgin vinyl throughout.
This insures long-term durability, flexibility & weatherability
in even the harshest climates. Our patented unique design makes assembly
& shipping much easier. Planet Vinyl Fence is built to last and
backed with a lifetime limited warranty. While keeping the quality
of our products in the highest standard, thanks to our own manufacture
and very efficient company system, we have been able to keep our cost
low, therefore our customers can enjoy our fine products at a very
Why do some companies sell 5" x 5" .135"
thick posts and Planet Vinyl Fence makes 5" x 5" .150"
.135" thick posts are cheaper because they use less vinyl
and they are not as strong. Planet Vinyl Fence does not handle .135"
thick posts because they are inferior and could cause problems for
you in the future - Beware of .135" thick posts, they are cheaper
for a reason....
Can vinyl fencing break?
Planet Vinyl Fence uses a high content of impact inhibitors which
prevent breaking of properly installed fencing under normal use and
conditions. Of course, dramatic and direct impact such as being struck
by a car can cause damage, so it's good to know that all Planet Vinyl
Fence components are easy to replace.
Will fencing become brittle in cold weather?
While plastic materials do become less flexible when it's cold,
Planet Vinyl Fence components are designed to accommodate normal temperature
swings. The impact inhibitors we use to prevent breaking also help
our components withstand cold weather conditions.
Is vinyl safe for children and animals?
Yes! Vinyl has a smooth non-porous surface with no sharp edges
or splinters. Your children and animals are actually safer when compared
to wood fences. Vinyl has a tough surface and retains no moisture.
What about graffiti?
Most paint, including graffiti, can be removed from vinyl fencing
with relative ease using ordinary detergent and water. In some cases,
you may need to use a pressure washer, and for really tough cases,
you may need a paint thinner or dry cleaning fluid. If some spots
still resist these methods and cleaners, you can use 400 grit sandpaper
to remove them.
Is vinyl more expensive than wood?
Initially, our products may cost more than wood (unless you're
buying premium wood, then they're about on par). But you'll never
need to invest any more time or money into them because they come
with our lifetime warranty. Wood, on the other hand, will need to
be maintained for the rest of its life span, whether painting, staining,
repairing or replacing. And with wood's cost increasing while its
quality decreases (most of it's young growth lumber), vinyl products
have never been a more attractive purchase.
Do these products come with a warranty?
Yes. Planet Vinyl Fence is built to last and backed with a lifetime
limited warranty. Our warranty lasts the lifetime of the original
purchaser. Download the Structure Lifetime Limited Warranty.
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