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    General Information

    No matter what type of fence you are thinking about getting (vinyl, composite, or western red cedar), there are common questions that relate to all types of fencing. Read below to see some of the most commonly asked general questions about fencing.

    FAQ

    Where can I build my fence?

    Fences can be built along or within your property lines. You cannot build your fence over public property or over your neighbour's property without their permission.

    How do I locate my property lines?

    A copy of a site survey, which shows the location of your property lines in relation to the house foundation walls, may be available at the BC Land Title Office.

    How high can I build my fence?

    Fences are permitted to be a maximum of:

    • 1.2 m (3.9 ft.) high in your front yard
    • 1.2 m (3.9 ft.) high in your side yards when next to public roads
    • 1.8 m (5.9 ft.) high in your side/rear yards when next to another private property, park, or walkway (including properties that back onto a laneway)

    Do I need a permit to build my fence?

    Only if the fence is built overtop of a retaining wall over 1.2 m (3.9 ft.) then a building permit is required for the retaining wall.

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    Nature’s Composite

    Natures Composites Fence

    If you are thinking about purchasing one of our Nature’s Composites products but still have a few nagging questions, keep reading below to see some of the most commonly asked questions about these products. If your questions are not answered in this list, we would be more than happy to answer any other questions you might have.

    FAQ

    Is your product made in the USA?

    Nature's Composites is produced solely in the USA. It partners with local farmers for its wheat straw and maintains a crucial part in the economics in the region.

    What percentage of your product is recycled?

    Nature's Composites uses 100% post consumer recycled plastic (milk jugs) and locally grown wheat straw. The wheat straw is a by-product of the wheat grain and is commonly thrown away or left in the field to decompose.

    Do I need to stain or paint your product?

    Nature's Composites delivers it own line of vibrant colours that do not need to be stained or painted.

    Do I need to clean my product?

    Nature's Composites recommends annual or semi-annual care and cleaning of its products.

    Is Nature's Composites product structural?

    Nature's Composites product is not structural beyond the weight and wind loading that comes with a fence. Using a Nature's Composites post for anything other than a fence or handrail is not recommended.

    What are your colour options?

    Nature's Composites offers four different colours:

    • Timber Brown
    • Rosewood
    • Raven
    • Charcoal Grey

    Is Nature's Composites product structural?

    Nature's Composites product is not structural beyond the weight and wind loading that comes with a fence. Using a Nature's Composites post for anything other than a fence or handrail is not recommended.

    What kind of a warranty do you offer?

    Nature's Composites offers several warranties, depending on your desired product.

    Is the product warranty transferable?

    It is transferable one time within five years of purchase.

    Do your fence products come in different heights?

    Nature's Composites offers a standard 4' and 6' high fence. Other sizes must be discussed with a sales representative.

    Can your products be submerged in water?

    Tests show less than 1% absorption in a 24-hour full submersion period. Any Nature's Composites product can withstand submersion with little to no ill effects.

    Do you add any kind of toxic products to your materials?

    Nature's Composites remains committed to its role in keeping our environments safe. We do no put any toxic products in our materials.

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    Trex Composites

    Trex Fences

    If you are leaning towards purchasing a Trex Composites product but still have some unanswered questions, see below for some of the most frequently asked questions about these products. Our team would also be happy to answer any other questions that you might have.

    FAQ

    Why is Trex fencing better than wood?

    Trex fencing offers superior durability and performance that you cannot get from wood. Trex fencing resists termites; will not rot, warp, or splinter; and never needs staining or painting. Trex Composites is also made from 95% recycled materials (reclaimed wood and recycled plastic), making it an environmentally friendly choice you can feel pleased about.

    Why is it more expensive than wood?

    While most of the raw materials used in making Trex fencing are recycled, these materials are carefully processed to ensure the highest level of quality and performance. The end result is fencing that performs better than wood, actually lowering costs over time through less maintenance.

    What is the lifetime value of Trex fencing?

    With wood fences, maintenance costs add up over time. Although Trex fencing costs more initially, you will never have to sand, stain, or paint your fencing. Over the life of your fence, those reduced maintenance costs add up to a greater value than wood.

    What materials are used in the manufacturing of Trex fencing?

    Trex fencing is made from 95% recycled materials, including reclaimed wood and sawdust, as well as recycled plastic from many common household items, such as the plastic wrap on packaging from paper towels and toilet paper, dry cleaner bags, and grocery and shopping bags.

    Will Trex fencing weather or have colour changes?

    Yes. The weathering process is completely natural and does not negatively impact the product. Typically, several weeks after installation, Trex fencing will fade to a lighter colour.

    Does Trex fencing work well in all climates?

    Trex fencing can handle any climate (hot, cold, dry, or humid). The unique formula of Trex makes it a durable, long-lasting outdoor building material.

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    CertainTeed Bufftech

    CertainTeed Bufftech

    If you are looking for a premium vinyl fencing product, our line of CertainTeed Bufftech products might be the best fit for you. Keep reading below to see some of the most commonly asked questions about these products. If you have any more questions, please get in touch with us today.

    FAQ

    Will my vinyl fence perform in a high wind area?

    These fence systems are designed to withstand wind speeds up to 120 km/hour or three-second wind gusts up to 185 km/hour.

    What are your fences made out of?

    All CertainTeed Bufftech fences are made from vinyl, which is a type of plastic fence made with PVC. The PVC is combined with special ingredients that give these vinyl fence products exceptional impact strength, durability, and weather resistance.

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    Western Red Cedar

    Innovation Fencing

    The most traditional type of fencing products that we offer are our line of custom built western red cedar fences. If you are thinking about getting a western red cedar fence but still are not sure that it is the right fit for you, see below for some of the most frequently asked questions about these products.

    FAQ

    How long does a wood fence last?

    Our custom hand-built western red cedar fences can last between 25-30 years.

    Do wood fences harm the environment?

    Wood is a completely natural building material that is 100% biodegradable. Harvesting wood has been shown to be much less intrusive than the mining of raw materials for steel and concrete, such as iron ore, coal, and limestone.

    Does it matter if a wood fence touches the ground?

    Wood fences are best installed at least 2

    Do fence posts have to be set in concrete?

    The most cost effective and sturdiest method of installing wood fences is to set them in concrete.

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