Looking for a maintenance free solution to your deck or fence? If you are planning on having your deck or fence for more than two years and do not want to stain or paint, make sure you get a quality product from the start. Choose vinyl!
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|Non Pro-rated Warranty||Lifetime||None|
|Labour Warranty||1 Year||Not Included|
|Projected Life||50+ Years||10-15 Years|
|Fungus & Dry Rot Free||Yes||No|
|Free of Harmful Chemicals||Yes||No|
Some questions you may have when buying vinyl products:
What is the Manufacturer's Warranty
The first place to look for quality is under the manufacturer's warranty. If the manufacturer doesn't back their product up with a non-pro-rated lifetime warranty (50 year) then you have a reason for concern. You should also ask who is standing behind the warranty. Is it the store? If so, what happens if the store discontinues the line? How do you get a replacement? If the manufacturer is backing the warranty you should ask how long they have been in business and how likely it is that they'll still be in business when you need them. Prestige's Manufacturer's lifetime warranty is backed by a multi-billion dollar company who has been in business for 60 years.
Screw, Brackets, Glue & Wall Thickness
Does the fencing style you are looking at depend on screws, brackets and glue to hold the fence together, or is it properly engineered so that all pieces lock together into pre-routed slots for strength and durability? Also, you will find that the wall thickness of the discount house fencing are much thinner and more likely to sustain a dent, crack or even break upon normal impact.
What are Impact Modifiers?
Impact modifiers are a special series of chemicals (acrylic modifiers) that keep the fencing strong and flexible even in very cold weather. Some manufacturer's warranty is your only real protection because impact modifying compounds are not detectable by the naked eye. It takes laboratory testing to determine that the correct amount has been used.
What are ASTM Standards?
ASTM F964-94 is a standard for manufacturers of vinyl fencing that the better manufacturers meet or exceed. Not all manufacturers comply with these standards so it makes sense to ask. If the provider of the vinyl product does not know what the ASTM standards are, it is likely that the fence does not comply.
How Long Has Vinyl Been Around?
How Strong Is It?
Vinyl has five times the tensile strength of wood and four times the flexibility. It flexes under load making it strong enough to safely hold cattle and horses. Our product, manufactured by WesTech, uses a co-extrusion process with impact modifiers and UV inhibitors to make our vinyl one of the best in the industry. It has even stood up to hurricane-force winds.
The co-extruded vinyl is made out of two concentric streams: an outer stream containing the ultraviolet inhibitor, and an inside stream with reduced ultraviolet protection. These two streams are chemically attached to each other under great pressure and temperature forming one continuous stream. These two layers cannot be separated and make the vinyl stronger and give added protection against fire.