Vinyl Fence FAQ





Can vinyl fences break?

Vinyl fencing can break if subjected to a direct impact (e.g., an automobile running into a fence line). Under normal use, the fence will not break when installed properly. Planks, pickets and rails are easily replaced if damaged. Δ

How do vinyl fences stand up to the wind?

Kroy 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. If installed according to Kroy's specifications, 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. Δ

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. Kroy products have been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings. Kroy composite railings are unaffected by cold weather. Δ

Does vinyl expand?

It is normal for vinyl materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. Your contractor will allow for expansion and contraction during the installation process. Δ

Will vinyl and composite crack, chip, peel or rot?

During the life of your Kroy product you should not expect to find surface cracking, peeling, chipping or rot. Δ

How does a vinyl fence hold up to weed eaters?

As with all vinyl and wood products, direct contact with lawn and garden equipment can cause damage to the posts. Use caution when operating any type of equipment near fence posts, especially commercial trimmers, which are more powerful. Δ

How long will my fence or railing last?

Vinyl and composite fences and railings from Kroy Building Products are designed to last a lifetime. All of our products are backed by one of the industry″s best warranties. Δ

What is the warranty?

All of our products carry a transferable, limited lifetime warranty, except our Gold Series Ranch Rail fence that carries a 20-year warranty. Δ


Are vinyl and composite materials maintenance free?

Under normal condition all that is required is an annual washing of the product to keep it looking new. Δ

How do you clean a vinyl or composite fence or rail?

As with all exterior products, a fence or railing will become dirty when exposed to the elements. 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. Simple Green and 0000 steel wool also works to clean stubborn stains. Δ

Is the fence graffiti proof?

Although not classified as graffiti proof, Kroy vinyl fencing is easy to clean and most paint comes off with just a little effort. It may require the use of a pressure washer or in extreme cases the use of paint thinner. 400 grit sandpaper can be used when some spots will not come off using the above methods. Δ

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. Δ


Do you cement the fence posts?

We recommend that you treat vinyl posts the same as you would wood posts. If it is common and normal to cement wood fence posts in your area then you should cement vinyl posts. Δ

How big should the post hole be?

A good rule of thumb is dig a hole twice the diameter of the post and put cement to within two inches of the top of the hole. The hole and cement should extend below the frost line in your area. Δ


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