How To Install A Vinyl Fence

Check out our YouTube channel for videos on how to install vinyl fences, gates and other fencing products like a pro. We have a variety of installation tips and tricks to make it easier for you to learn how to install a vinyl fence at your property. Watch our videos from this page or visit our YouTube channel and subscribe so you can stay up-to-date with all our new content.

Calculate Fence Material

How to build a vinyl fence? One of the first things you must do is create a plan. You must measure and lay out your job. Once you have the general layout complete, you will be able to figure out what materials you will need for your project. Watch this video below and you know how to do these steps like a pro!

Setting Vinyl Privacy Post

When you’re ready to learn how to install a vinyl fence, our videos can help. There are a handful of ways to go about laying out your project and setting the post, this is how our construction company does it in Idaho. There are a few things we do differently today. Instead of filling the holes with dirt as the video says we fill each hole with concrete and drive the post into the wet mix. This keeps water out of the post and eliminates frost upheaval.

Assembling Vinyl Privacy Panels

Installing the fence panels is the easiest part of building a vinyl fence. This video shows how we install the panels. There are a few things you guys can do differently. You do not need a notching tool for the rails, you can use screws. Watch the video below to see how this is done. Also, this is a 6′ wide panel, most of what we sell is 8′ which has a metal insert in the bottom rail and u-channel for the pickets next to the fence post. If you screw the u-channel to the post you will have a strong wind resistant fence.

Assembly Vinyl Privacy Gate

Our gates are one of the best gates on the market. We have used many manufactures and the gates do not stand up to the test of time. Our Galvanized steel frames are extremely rigid and will last a long time. If you order a 5-6′ gate ask about adding a center brace which adds more support for the large gate.

Install Vinyl Privacy Fence on a Hill

Unlike preassembled panels you can find at big box stores, we sell a commercial grade product that can work on all ground. It would be nice if every yard was perfectly level but….. They are not! Don’t be fooled by the big box stores marketing gimmicks. Pre-assembled panels are terrible. We have an entire page dedicated to them.

Install Vinyl Privacy Fence on a Steep Hill

There are a few ways you can go about installing vinyl fence on a steep hill. In this tutorial we show you how to raise the pickets by adding an additional bottom rail. This method is cheaper and stronger. Another method is to order extra-long pickets. There are a few problems with the longer picket. One is they are not easy to come by. They are a non-stock item which means they have to be ordered and shipped which adds extra cost. If you want the longer picket, please discuss this with your sales rep.

Cutting 6′ Privacy Vinyl to 3′

Our vinyl fence is so customizable. If you have a few simple tools you can taper or cut down your fence to whatever height you need.


Not every fence is the same, some have nice 90 degree corners and others have odd degrees. This is not a problem when you buy our vinyl fence. Watch the video and see how easy it is to make an odd corner work and look beautiful.

Installing a 15′ Double Gate

We hope you enjoyed watching our how to tutorials. We are happy to help you guys build quality projects with our quality products. Installing vinyl fence is fairly easy if you have the right tools and experience. Vinyl fence is only one of the many products we offer nationwide but this website is dedicated strictly to vinyl fencing. If you have suggestions feel free to shoot us an email and we will look it over and try our best to create a top quality how to tutorial.

Vinyl Fence is an amazing product if installed correct. I really want to emphasize this. If it is not installed correct it can be a really bad product, just like all construction, if you did not do your homework or if you picked up tips that are not satisfactory to a quality install you will regret it down the road. Please, take your time, do your homework and try your best to use the best practices today so your fence will last a lifetime.

Vinyl fencing has been around since the early 90s, well, it’s been around longer than that but it started getting exposure in the 90s. We all want a product that is affordable and maintenance free. Unfortunately we live in a world that does not allow things to stay new for ever, just like us, things get old and eventually die 🙂 Of course vinyl does not die but after a life time it will need to be replaced. With that being said it is an outstanding product for the price, much better than other materials on the market within the same price range.