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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 on your property line.

Plot Plan by Florida State Fence FL

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!

Tools Needed:

  • 100′ Tape Measure
  • Notepad and pencil


  1. I really like the look of wood fences, but it seems like vinyl is a better option when it comes to maintenance and can look a lot like wood as well.

  2. Vinyl fencing is the way to go! It doesn’t rot or attract insects like a wooden fence, and a vinyl fence will last a lifetime. It’s my favorite kind of fence to install.

  3. Great article! People often underestimate the time and skills needed for fence building. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I think both are good. Yes, vinyl is better for maintenance but wood looks better if you ask me. Good site! 🙂

  5. Thank you very much for diy vinyl fence installation, it’s difficult for me to get such kind of information most of the time always… I really hope I can work on your tips and it works for me too, I am happy to come across your article.

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