DYI vinyl fence installation Part 1

Today’s article has been written with every weekend warrior in mind and will be broken up into two parts. There is always that lingering question once Spring comes around, "Can I install my own fence"? Here are the questions you need to ask yourself. Do I have the time? Am I handy with construction tools? If you answered yes, then all you need to do is get a game plan in place. There is nothing stopping you!

Part 1: Planning

Call your local utility locating company. This is a free service that will notify the utility companies of your project, then the locate company will come out and mark the existing lines. Take measurements of your property lines in the exact location of where your fence is going to be installed. It is very helpful to have your survey available to ensure that you are installing the vinyl fence within your property line.

ex.1 plot plan

You will need to figure out what type of fence materials you are going to use for your DYI vinyl fence installation.

Vinyl Fence Options:

  1. Vinyl Privacy Fence
  2. Vinyl Shadowbox Fence
  3. Vinyl Picket Fence
  4. Vinyl 3-Rail Fence
  5. Vinyl 2-Rail Fence

Other Fencing Options

  1. Aluminum Fence
  2. Chain Link Fence
  3. Wood Fence (Board on Board Fence or Privacy Fence)

Once you have made a decision, contact your local supply company and explain to your project. Any reputable fence supplier will able to help you purchase the correct materials. A great starting place is contacting Florida State Fence (813) 413-7844

Tools Needed:

  • 100' Tape Measure
  • Note pad and pencil