Jun 29 2010

What is vinyl fence made of? How is it made?

Category: Fence,Home Improvement

Answer:

Vinyl fence is created using polyvinyl chloride that is modified and extruded to generate long term UV resistance and long lasting strength. It is usually created using one of two methods, mono-extrusion or co-extrusion. The mono-extrusion process of creating vinyl fence starts with a solid profile of PVC that is injected with UV inhibitors. Co-extruded vinyl fence is created with two solid layers of PVC. The outer layers provide the UV coverage and the inner layer supplies the impact resistance. Material costs for co-extruded vinyl fence are usually cheaper but the equipment and labor are usually more costly. It is the exact opposite for mono-extruded vinyl fence. The materials make up most of the cost and the equipment and labor are cheaper.


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