FAQs

Have questions? We'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

Here are some of our frequently asked questions.

Q?  ARE ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS GRAFITTI-PROOF?

A.  Although not classified as graffiti proof, vinyl fencing is fairly easy to clean and most graffiti comes off with just a little effort. Often, the graffiti can be removed with Simple Green detergent and a soft cloth. In more severe cases, use 0000 steel wool (super fine), either by itself, or with Simple Green or in extreme cases, use with lacquer thinner, and dry with a soft cloth quickly afterwards.

Q?  HOW TALL CAN I MAKE A FENCE?

A.  We can typically make the fence as tall as it needs to be. It is, however, recommended that any fence over 6' tall have the posts reinforced. Always check with local building codes.

Q?  CAN I GET CUSTOM STYLES MADE?

A.  Virtually any style that can be made out of wood or ornamental iron can be made out of vinyl. The styles are only limited by your imagination.

Q?  CAN YOU MAKE GATES FROM THE PRODUCT?

A.  We make gates from the same vinyl material used for the fence. This is best left to our qualified fabrication shop, which uses a variety of special techniques to produce strong, long lasting gates.

Q?  CAN YOU USE ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS FOR PORCH OR BALCONY RAILING?

A.  Yes. When properly designed, our vinyl products make a very stable porch and deck rail system designed to use at ground level and on balcony applications.

Q?  WHAT IS THE COST OF ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS COMPARED TO WOOD?

A.  The cost of the product is amazingly similar, when compared to a quality wood product such as #1 grade clear cedar or "A" grade redwood, along with the necessary surface preparation, priming, and painting. In some cases, the cost is less than even the typical wood products you would use.

Q?  WILL IT MILDEW OR COLLECT MOLD?

A.  Vinyl products will, when subjected to extended damp weather, collect mold and mildew. However, because they are non-porous, they are easily cleaned with a solution of mild household detergent and water.

Q?  DO YOU CEMENT THE POSTS?

A.  It is common to cement fence posts. Post footings should typically be twice the diameter of the post.

Q?  WILL VINYL BURN?

A.  Our Vinyl has a flash point of approximately 900 degrees and does not easily ignite. Vinyl is classified as "Self-Extinguishing".

Q?  WHAT IS VIRGIN VINYL?

A.  This is 100% new vinyl with UV inhibitors, stabilizers and impact modifiers throughout the entire product.

Q?  HOW DOES ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS HOLD UP TO WEED EATERS?

A.  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 aggressive.

Q?  HOW DO YOU CLEAN ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS?

A.  As with all exterior products, our fence can become dirty when exposed to the elements. A mild detergent and water should be sufficient to keep your fence or deck railing looking new. For tough stains, Soft Scrub or baking soda works well. Simple Green and super fine steel wool (0000) also works to clean stubborn stains.

Q?  DO ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS EXPAND?

A.  It is normal for vinyl materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. Our designs and fabrication methods will allow for expansion and contraction during the installation process.

Q?  DO ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS BECOME BRITTLE IN WINTER?

A.  As with most vinyl products, vinyl will become less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break or crack. Our products have been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings.

Q?  HOW DO ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS STAND UP IN THE WIND?

A.  Roper Fence products are designed to withstand normal wind load. We have engineered wind load tests to 110 mph, without any internal post support. Greater wind load resistance can be accomplished using internal supports.

Q?  ARE ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS MAINTENANCE FREE?

A.  Roper Fence products require a limited amount of maintenance. Under normal conditions this maintenance is in the form of washing the fence to keep it looking new.

Q?  WILL ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS CRACK, CHIP, PEEL, ROT OR FADE?

A.  No. During the life of the product you should not expect to find surface cracking, peeling, chipping, rolling. or fading. This is covered by the transferable warranty.

Q?  WILL ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS TURN YELLOW OR DETERIORATE LIKE RESIN PATIO FURNITURE?

A.  No. Roper Fence products contain the ideal amount of non-chalking titanium dioxide (TiO2) and high quality stabilizers, which prevents ultraviolet degradation. All of Roper Fence products carry the manufacturer's lifetime warranty against discoloration and have been field proven to maintain their color.

Q?  HOW STRONG ARE ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS?

A.  Vinyl Fence Depot products are strengthened with impact modifiers during extrusion and have been tailored to exceed the requirements necessary for performance of the products.

Q?  HOW STRONG ARE ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS?

A.  All of our products carry a manufacturer's residential limited lifetime warranty. The warranty for multi-family and commercial uses is 30 years.

Q?  WHAT IS THE WARRANLY ON ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS?

A.  All of our products carry a manufacturer’s residential limited lifetime warranty. The warranty for multi-family and commercial uses is 30 years.

Q?  WHAT ARE ROPER FENCE PRODUCTS MADE OF?

A.  The base ingredient is a rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) homopolymer compound with a high level of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment for long term, ultraviolet (UV) light resistance and impact modifiers for superior strength. The formulation is similar to that of high quality vinyl siding and windows, which have a proven history of long-term durability and structural integrity.

 

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