Planning & Installation

Vinyl fence planning is easy with Western Vinyl Fence on your side; we’re here to help you with your next vinyl fencing project.

Please take advantage of our expertise with the list of common installation instructions.
For the do-it-yourselfer, we can help answer all your questions and provide you with the right materials, accessories and hardware.

installation

Lattice Top Installation Instructions

  • Set your posts 70” on center. (66” between posts).
  • After allowing concrete to set, slide your bottom rail into the posts. (Bottom rail is 1½” x 5½” with one 1” rip).
  • Slip the tongue and groove into the bottom rail, starting with groove against post, ending with board that has had the tongue removed against the next post. (This will take 11 boards including the one with the tongue removed).
  • Install the middle rail. (Middle rail is 1½” x 5½” with 1” rip on 1¼” rip)
  • Lay the lattice into the rip of the middle rail.
  • Slide the U-Channel down the ends of the lattice, between the lattice and the post.
  • Slip the top rail over the lattice. (Top rail is 2” x 3½” with one ¼” rip). Use a standard screwdriver to gently pry apart the rip as it slides over the lattice.
  • Glue caps and U-Channel to the posts.
  • Use the screws and screw covers to attach the rails to the posts on the face of the post.
  • NOTE: These instructions are based on 66” panels. If you have specialty panels, the 1” x 6” boards can be ripped to obtain the proper opening size.

2-Rail Installation Instructions

  • Set posts 2’ in the ground in cement at 97” post center to post center. (Post depth may vary depending on desired height of finished fence.)
  • After the cement has had proper time to cure (3-4 days), start at one end and slide rails through the pre-routed holes. Notch the ends of the rails after going through center post and before inserting into connecting post.
  • Apply a small bead of glue on two sides of the inside of each post and put cap on post.
  • Some initial clean up may be required after installing your fence. We recommend “Simple Green”.

Semi-Privacy Installation Instructions

  • Set your posts in the ground 2’ in cement 72” post center to post center. (68” between posts.)
  • After the cement has had proper time to cure (3-4 days), slide your bottom rail into the post. (Bottom and top rails are 1½” x 5½” with 1” x 6” holes routed in them.)
  • Insert 10 – 1” x 6” pickets into holes.
  • Start at one end with rail on angle and start inserting pickets into top rail. Slide rail into posts.
  • Glue the caps to the posts by applying a small amount of glue on two sides of the inside of the cap and placing the cap on the post.
  • Use the screws and screw cap covers to attach the rails to the posts on the face of the post, making sure gaps are even at both sides of the panel.
  • Some initial clean up may be required after installing your fence. We recommend “Simple Green”.
  • NOTE: These instruction are based on 68” panels. If you have specialty panels, you can drop in increments of 6¾” = 1 – 6” picket and 1 – ¾” space.

Royal Installation Instructions

  • Set your posts in the ground 2’ in cement 72” post center to post center. (68” between posts).
  • After the cement has had proper time to cure (3–4 days), slide your bottom and center rails into the posts. (Bottom rails are 2” x 3½” with holes routed on one side; Center rails are 2” x 3½” with holes routed on both sides).
  • Slip the pickets through the center rail into the bottom rail.
  • Slip the top rail over the pickets. (Top rails are 2” x 3½” with holes routed on one side).
  • Glue the caps to the posts by applying a small amount of glue on two sides of the inside of the cap and placing cap on the post.
  • Use the screws and screw cap covers to attach the rails to the posts on the face of the post. (Make sure your pickets are parallel to the posts before inserting the screws).
  • Some initial clean up may be required after installing your fence. We recommend “Simple Green”.

Narrow Picket Installation Instructions

  • Set your posts in the ground 2’ in cement 73” post center to post center. (69” between posts.)
  • Using a hard surface, lay out your pickets with the predrilled holes facing up.
  • Align the rails on top of the pickets. Using a rubber mallet or finishing hammer, drive the fasteners through the rails into the back side of the pickets.
  • After the cement has had proper time to cure (3 – 4 days), slide your assembled panels into the prerouted posts.
  • Glue the picket caps to the top of each picket by applying a small amount of glue in the picket and placing the cap upon the picket.
  • Glue the caps to the posts by applying a small amount of glue on two sides of the inside cap and placing the cap on the post.
  • Use the screws and screw cap covers to attach the rails to the posts on the face of the post. (Make sure your pickets are parallel to the post before inserting the screws.)
  • Some initial clean up may be required after installing your fence. We recommend “Simple Green.”

Solid Installation Instructions

  • Set your posts in the ground 2’ in cement 70” post center to post center. (66” between posts).
  • After the cement has had proper time to cure (3 – 4 days), slide your bottom rail into the posts. (Bottom rails are 1½” x 5½” with one 1” rip.)
  • Slip the tongue and groove into the bottom rail, starting with the groove against the post, ending with the board that has had the tongue removed against the next post. (This will take 11 boards, including the one with the tongue removed.)
  • Slip the top rail over the tongue and grooved boards. (Top rails are 1½” x 5½” with one 1” rip.) Use a standard screwdriver to gently pry apart the rip as it slides over the boards.
  • Glue the caps to the posts by applying a small amount of glue on two sides of the inside of the cap and placing the cap on the post.
  • Use the screws and screw cap covers to attach the rails to the posts on the face of the post.
  • Some initial clean up may be required after installing your fence. We recommend “Simple Green”.
  • NOTE: These instructions are based on 66” panels. If you have specialty panels, the 1” x 6” boards can be ripped to obtain the proper opening size.

Picket Installation Instructions

  • Set your posts in the ground 2’ in cement 73” post center to post center. (60” between posts).
  • After the cement has had proper time to cure (3 – 4 days), slide your bottom and top rails into the posts. (Both Top and Bottom rails are 2” x 3½”).
  • Attach the pickets to the rails using the rivets. (This can usually be done easier at the shop before you go out to the job site along with gluing on the picket caps).
  • Glue the picket caps to the top of each picket by applying a small amount of glue in the picket and placing the cap upon the picket.
  • Glue the caps to the post by applying a small amount of glue on two sides of the inside of the cap and placing the cap on the post.
  • Use the screws and screw cap covers to attach the rails to the posts on the face of the post. (Make sure your pickets are parallel to the posts before inserting the screws).
  • Some initial clean up may be required after installing your fence. We recommend “Simple Green”.