Although all vinyl fencing will chalk sooner or later, with Everlast premium vinyl fencing, you can expect minimum chalking. Each Everlast premium vinyl fence comes with the superior protection capabilities of DUPONT non-chalking TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide), helping your vinyl fence maintain its beautiful look. Chalking is the deterioration of the vinyl surface, which exposes the TiO2 particles on the surface. Any white powder that appears on your fence can be wiped off from the surface to ensure your fence continues to retain its beautiful look for a full lifetime. While some vinyl products fail to have the right amount of TiO2 or any TiO2 at all, Everlast Vinyl fencing provides the premium fencing you are looking for with TiO2 protection.
In colder weather conditions, vinyl does become less flexible. However, unless the fence experiences unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Each Everlast premium vinyl fence contains impact modifiers that increase the fence’s strength and prevent breakage. While our products can break when enough force is applied, our impact modifiers exist in precisely engineered amounts to create the greatest impact resistance available. Ultimately, the impact modifiers help ensure lasting performance of the fence in all seasons.
As long as you keep your Everlast fence clean, it will not turn yellow. By washing it periodically with a garden hose, your fence will be able to maintain its clean, beautiful look. Our premium vinyl fences contain ultraviolet inhibitors in addition to non-chalking TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) to protect your fence against negative effects from the sun’s UV rays.
No. While impact modifiers are important to ensuring the long lasting durability of your fence, they do cost money. More affordable vinyl fences may reduce the amount of impact modifiers contained within their fence.
Yes. Vinyl fences normally expand and contract based on the outdoor temperature. The contractor or installer will set up the fence with sufficient space for expansion and contraction.
The initial cost of a vinyl fence is usually more than a traditional wood fence, however the long lasting durability of a vinyl fence can make up for the initial cost difference. Depending on your needs, the durability and low maintenance advantages of a vinyl fence may make it a better investment. Our quality fences retain their beautiful look year after year with a periodic rinse of a garden hose, whereas wood fences oftentimes require repainting, treating, and sealing.
Premium vinyl fencing is used in a variety of places including townhouse communities, golf courses, ranches, farms, parking lots, gardens, and yards. We provide fences for residential, commercial, and industrial areas.
Premium vinyl fences are safe for the environment. They contain no toxins that will pollute the atmosphere or seep into the ground, and also do not require the regular upkeep of staining or painting that wooden fences often require. Our premium vinyl fences also have smooth, non-porous surfaces that make it safer for children and animals to avoid such things as nails and splinters.
Our posts come routered and the components are pre-cut for standard installation. Rails are inserted into the routed holes in the posts. The heavier wall post and rail configuration, along with the notched rails and top rail tie, contribute to greater resistance to rail pullout and stronger fastening for better performance.
Our full height fences use a post and collar style of installation. With installation of the shorter fences, the PVC posts are cemented into the ground. Post caps are attached after the fence is installed. Fences are best installed at least 2″ above ground level to reduce the effect of frost heaves. See the installation section for more details.
Crude oil, natural gas, and salt are the main raw materials used in the production of Poly Vinyl Chloride. PVC resin is the main ingredient in a vinyl fence profile compound. Resin manufacturers offer multiple grades designed for different applications. Premium vinyl fencing uses only high quality manufactured resin. To create a product that has aesthetic appeal, impact resistance, and long-term durability, controlled quantities of specialized components are added. Everlast Vinyl Fencing closely monitors the supply of additives used, ensuring extruded product integrity and performance.
TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide), UV inhibitors, and impact modifiers are all expensive additives used in our vinyl products. Some more “economical” manufacturers use a chalking grade of TiO2. Premium grade manufacturers only use the more expensive non-chalking grade of Titanium Dioxide. This guarantees your fence will retain its lustrous look.
Co-extrusion is the bonding of two layers of PVC whereas mono-extrusion is one layer of PVC. Although co-extrusion does not compromise high quality in PVC, mono-extrusion is more likely to make longer lasting fences. Premium vinyl fences are manufactured using mono-extrusion which will ensure high quality additives throughout the PVC thickness, rather than just in one layer. Here at Everlast Vinyl Fencing, we use 100% virgin vinyl for our products.
Mono-extrusion: A single extruder is used to form the desired shape, and the characteristics are uniformly dispersed throughout the overall thickness of the profile. Using mono-extrusion eliminates the use of recycled material and layering seen in co-extrusion. Mono-extrusion allows for all the additives to exist throughout the entire thickness of the PVC, rather than it just being limited to a specific layer.
Co-extrusion: Co-extrusion uses two layers of PVC – the cap stock and the substrate layer. The cap stock is limited to UV protection and the substrate layer has the impact modifiers. There is a distinct line that can be seen between the two layers. Typically the inner layer will be a darker color because of the different material used in the layering of the PVC.