How to save money
With the bad economy it makes sense to save as much as you can on your fence project. Many people are losing their homes or jobs and it's clear that they can't afford to spend money on a home improvement project right now. We wish them the best and look forward to better times for us all. For those who are in a stable situation with their homes and jobs, congratulations and we look forward to helping you save some money and time on your project. Time is money too so do your homework by comparing apples to apples and don't be fooled by marketing tricks.
Tricks to avoid
One of the tricks to avoid is one used by the big stores like Home Depot and Lowes. They give a very low price on the fence panel, but charge more for all the other things necessary for your project like screws, brackets post inserts, posts, and even the post caps. When you add it all up, the true price of the fence is more than the much better quality fences offered for less. Here's a comparison on our most popular style.
Save time on installation
Another important thing to consider is the amount of labor you will have to invest in the project. The cheaper fence styles like those in the comparison take much more time and effort to install. If they require screws and glue and wood inside the posts you can count on spending much more time with your installation than you would with a vinyl fence that's correctly engineered in the first place. One part of the deception is that the vinyl fence panels are pre-assembled. This would appear to save you time. Actually though, slipping the pieces together in a vinyl fence panel is one of the easiest and quickest parts of the job. Aligning and attaching the brackets with screws without error is very time consuming and is only required on their cheapest vinyl fence styles which in the end, cost more than the lower priced Lexington Vinyl Privacy Fence offered by Bufftech. The hardest part of the job is actually digging the post holes. Note that the cheap vinyl fence styles offered by Home Depot and Lowes are 6 ft. sections instead of 8 ft. sections. The reason for this is the panels are weaker and can't span 8 ft. And they don't have galvanized steel in them for strength and to prevent sagging. Six foot sections mean more posts, more digging of holes and more cement.
So the Lexintgon Vinyl Privacy Fence by Bufftech costs less, has Galvanized Steel in it for additional support, is easier to install, is thicker and stronger and has a better warranty than the vinyl privacy fence at Home Depot and Lowes. It's that simple. And if it's one of the other styles of fence you're after such as pool fencing, vinyl picket fence, or fence for the farm, the same holds true.
So why spend more to get less, and then work harder than you need to to install it?