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Why is Vinyl Product Better? What are the advantages of choosing Form-A-Fence/Country Estate Fence Inc. Vinyl product over conventional fence, decking or railing?


Vinyl fence, railing or decking will not warp, rot, peel, blister or discolour. It will never need painting, staining, or scraping (like wood or iron).


What are some other advantages of PVC/Vinyl over wood? 


No splinters, no tree sap, no inconsistencies, no knot holes, no slivers or nails. Vinyl Railing and fence has 5x the Flexibility and Tensile Strength of comparable wood fence.


Most of all, you'll "Never Paint Again", and it looks great year after year!


What makes Form-A-Fence/Country Estate Fence PVC/VINYL different?


 Please see what some of our customers, have said about our product, service and company in the "Testimonial" section.


What is the main advantage of choosing our VINYL/PVC? 


The product Warranty. Our Country Estate Vinyl/PVC product has a lifetime warranty (50 years).


Will my vinyl fence/rails become brittle or break in the winter?


It is normal for materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. As with most plastics, vinyl becomes less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Country Estate Fence products have been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings. Planks, pickets and rails are easily replaced if damaged.


What about the PVC/Vinyl fading? 


The other important ingredient in our PVC is the “UV protectors”. Normal fading could occur to an acceptable level, the same as all other products exposed to the sun.

Is there anything else used to provide extra strength?


CEF/FAF includes galvanized steel channels inside the bottom rail for all fence styles and the top & bottom rail for all railings.


How long will my fence, railing or deck last?


Vinyl fences and railings from CEF/FAF Products are designed to last a lifetime. All of our products are backed by one of the industry’s best warranties.


Can you paint PVC/Vinyl? 


All of our vinyl products are engineered to retain their beauty and good looks throughout their lifetime. The only reason to use paints on our vinyl products would be to change the color of the product. While we do not recommend painting, there are paints that are available for PVC. Painting or treating the product does void the lifetime warranty.


What does the cost of PVC/Vinyl compare to the cost of wood? 


The initial cost of PVC is similar to the initial cost of Western Red Cedar left unstained. However, when all the varied cost factors are taken into account over the life of your fence, vinyl (PVC) becomes the true money saver. Factors such as having to replace the wood fence in 5 to 10 years, and yearly maintenance costs (labour, paint, replacement boards, etc), and the effects on the environment because of treated wood or the toxic chemicals needed to maintain a wood fence show that wood truly isn't as cost effective in the end.


What effects does PVC/Vinyl have on the environment? 


PVC products are safe and non-toxic. They will not breakdown and release harmful chemicals into the ground and do not require toxic chemicals (stains, waterproofing, paint, paint thinner) for regular upkeep like treated lumber can. No trees are used in the manufacture of PVC.  Because of the exceptional long life of PVC, several times the amount of wood that is needed to manufacture the same fence in wood can be saved over the lifetime of the fence. If the vinyl ever needs to be taken down it can be recycled into other products, such as hoses and watering cans.


What is the risk of choosing to go with PVC that is less costly? 


Remember those cheap chairs going grey and break, that is the lack of UV stabiliser. The black particles is the carbon exposed to the sun. The expensive UV stabiliser in PVC is called Titanium Dioxide therefore a higher content is a better product and better warranties.


Do all PVC products contain UV stabilizers? 


NO. UV stabilizers, although essential for long time performance of the product, cost money. One easy way for some competitors of "PVC/VINYL manufacturers" to compete is to cut back on the amount of "expensive" UV stabilizer included within the product. 


What is virgin vinyl? 


This is the term used for vinyl products that do not contain recycled products. Recycled products that may be imported into an extrusion plant may contain impurities or lower grade vinyl which can seriously affect the finished product's resilience, impact resistance and UV inhibition. Country Estate Fence uses only PVC products extrude with virgin ingredients.


What are the choices of colour?


 CEF/FAF products are available in White, Almond, Gray and Clay.


What can I really expect from PVC?


Imagine the freedom of almost maintenance-free outdoor products. No painting, no treating, no sealing… just relax and enjoy your precious leasure time


How do you clean a vinyl fence, rail or deck?


As with all exterior products, a fence or railing will become dirty when exposed to the elements. Under normal condition all that is required is an annual washing of the product to keep it looking new. A mild detergent and water solution should be sufficient to keep your fence or deck rail looking new. For tough stains, Soft Scrub or baking soda work well.


What choices does CEF/FAF offer for post/rail caps? 


We have different caps to help compliment different homes and different fence & railing styles. 


What do you recommend for helping the posts last longer?


Nothing. One of the beauties of PVC is that it does not rot.

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