How do vinyl fences stand up to the wind?

Vinyl fences are designed to withstand normal wind loads. The amount of load is dependent on the style of fence, installation of the posts and horizontal rails. When installed properly, the fences are designed to stand up to normal wind loads. See our technical information for more detail on wind loads for each fence style.

Do vinyl fences and rails become brittle in winter?

Vinyl become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Our vinyl fences have been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings, and composite railings are unaffected by cold weather.

Does vinyl expand?

It is normal for vinyl materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. We ensure that we allow for expansion and contraction during the installation process.

Will vinyl and composite fences and rails mildew or collect mold?

Vinyl and composite products, when subjected to extended damp weather, will collect mold and mildew. They are, however, easily cleaned with a solution of mild household detergent and water.