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 a source.

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 attractive price.

Why do some companies sell 5" x 5" .135" thick posts and Planet Vinyl Fence makes 5" x 5" .150" thick posts?
.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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