How to Install Vinyl Fencing
Review our Fence Styles and select a favorite.
Mark off your fence line with string line.
Call your local city’s building department to learn about regulations for installing any type of fence in your area. For instance, some communities permit only vinyl or wood fencing, not aluminum. Some cities require fences to be installed 2 feet inside your property line. Other cities limit the height of fences in front and back yards to no more than 3’ high. We want our customers to order the right kind of fence, every time.
On paper, draw a layout of your lot. A simple lot plan will help you determine the distances of each side of your new fence and greatly help in determining how much fence you need to order. Use stakes to indicate each of your corners. Measure between the stakes and keep a written record of each length of fence you’ll need.
Fax or email your lot plan to Summit Fence Supply to determine your fence requirements. Summit’s friendly customer service team will work with you to ensure you’re ordering the correct amount of fencing.
Identify any accessories that you would like such as Gates, Gate Hardware and Arbors. Make note of the names and product numbers of the ones you like.
Purchase your fence and supplies with a credit card by calling Summit Fence Supply at 888-856-0551. To save you money, Summit will ship your fence direct from the manufacturer.
Read our shipping policy (below) and review any questions you may have with customer service at Summit Fence Supply.
After your order is placed, contact your local underground utility companies. This is a critical piece of any kind of digging/excavation in your yard. The utility company will come out and spray your yard with orange yard spray and indicate the locations of any electric, gas or cable line. That way, you won't cause yourself or others injury when you begin to dig your fence posts. Give yourself enough time before installing your new fence for the utility companies to come out and mark your yard. It can often take 2 weeks for them to get to you.
Installing Your New Vinyl Fence
Summit Fence Supply carries Bufftech fencing products, and they do a great job including detailed instructions on installing your new fence. For more information, read the following instructions:
Pound in a peg and run a line for your fence project. Then run a string line to make the entire area where the fence will be going.
Decide where your gates are going to go and start in that area working in one direction.
Mark off your distance between holes. Bufftech recommends that your hole size should be 12” for 5x5 posts and 10” for 4x4 posts.
Install the first post making a rough determination of the height.
Fill the hole with concrete to approximately 2” below the top of the hole. You want to have grass grow over the concrete so that concrete is not what you see when you look at your land.
Install the fence section by putting a section together with shrink wrap. A little secret we like to keep within the fencing community. Install the second post and attach the fence section to it. Put a small block of wood under the section to give you the spacing you are looking for.
Level your post buy putting a small block of wood over your post and tapping it with a block of wood.
Hang the gates. Most vinyl fence comes with support hardware like aluminum inserts. Use them at least on the side where your gate is going to hang.
Make sure to read your instruction, or call or talk to your sales representative to determine the opening of the fence.
Let the gate sit for a day or two until the concrete dries before using the gate.
Lastly, put your post caps on.
Installing vinyl fence is just like working a simple puzzle. Once you start you will be done in no time at all. Remember, when your finish your fence project it will be done for ever.
If you have any question please do not hesitate to call me. I am here to help.
Jon Mullender, "Your Fence Man on Wheels"
Summit Fence Supply, LLC
Receiving Your Vinyl Fence Order
Your fence and accessories will most likely be delivered on a semi truck to your home. You should be present for the delivery to make sure you receive your order in full. Review the Bill of Lading to check the number of boxes or pallets you should be getting and to make sure there is no damage. See our Shipping Policy for details about receiving damaged goods. It is imperative at the time of delivery that you take the time to make sure nothing is damaged.
Our Shipping Policy
SUMMIT FENCE SUPPLY, LLC
Freight and Transportation Information
Check your shipment carefully when delivered for any damage to shipping containers or shortages. If containers are damaged or the quantity of boxes is less than started on the bill of lading, a notation must be made at the time of delivery on the bill of lading with the driver’s signature.
Damage discovered after delivery must be reported to the delivering carrier immediately. The delivering carrier will want to inspect goods, packing materials, and shipping containers before a claim can be made. After inspection, a claim must be filed which includes the following documents:
Original Bill of lading.
Copy of Paid Freight Bill
Repair or Replacement invoice
Make your claim promptly as most carriers will not consider a claim after nine months from the date of delivery.
Summit Fence Supply, LLC will assist you in anyway possible to collect loss or damage claims from the carrier. However, we are not responsible for the filing or collecting of claims, cost of replacement materials, or the freight charges for shipping of replacement materials.