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Install a Vinyl Fence - Add Value to Your Home

Alan Livingston - Saturday, February 15, 2014


It is a wise decision to install a vinyl fence if you are looking to increase your home’s market value. Curb appeal is a crucial element to a better looking home and a good-looking fence can complement the hard work you have already put into making your home presentable. With the competition fierce in the real estate market, you can gain a valuable leg up just by adding vinyl fencing around your property.

Saratoga Fence offers a wide array of vinyl fence products that give your home the extra curb appeal you need. When you have vinyl fencing installed professionally, it holds up against harsh weather, requires less maintenance, and makes your home desirable.

Hire professionals to install a vinyl fence for your property. Call Saratoga Fence at 800-869-8703.

A few key reasons why homeowners choose to install a vinyl fence around their yard:

➢ Fences are a great feature for property staging

Staging is critical if you are preparing your home for sale. Even though you have spent the time de-cluttering and cleaning the inside, vinyl fencing on the outside can really highlight the exterior living space. It can give prospective buyers a feeling of extra living space outside of the home. Add some outdoor seating and a portable fire pit unit along with your fence and you can instantly create a comfortable and inviting outdoor area to relax in.

➢ Privacy and security

The privacy provided by a vinyl fence gives a sense of security to you and prospective buyers. Homeowners do not have to worry about their children or belongings in the backyard, because they are closed off to the outside world.

➢ Durability and less maintenance

While painted wood or wrought iron are gorgeous, they require a fair bit of maintenance. Vinyl fencing lasts longer, is eco-friendly, holds up well in adverse weather and is termite-resistant. In addition, it does not require annual staining, sanding and repainting to look aesthetically pleasing year-round. This convenience means homeowners will not have to work hard to enjoy their backyard.

If you live in an area with harsh weather — including rain or snow — you need a fence that will look great and complement your home without requiring maintenance or extensive repair. Install a vinyl fence to boost your curb appeal, increase real estate value and save yourself the stress and effort of maintenance tasks.

Contact us online to request a quote for vinyl fencing.

Install a Vinyl Fence – No Warping this Winter!

Alan Livingston - Monday, January 20, 2014
When you install a vinyl fence, you are assured of having greater longevity and less maintenance. In fact, vinyl fencing is the perfect material for winterizing your fencing without sacrificing beauty. Where a wooden fence is easily warped by cold temperature fluctuations – because water seeps into the wood and causes it to expand in freezing temperatures – a vinyl fence is impervious to water.

Saratoga Fence offers a wide range of vinyl fencing finishes and styles to support the look you want around your home without having to worry about rust, splitting, warping, and more. To take advantage of a fence that stands up to Old Man Winter, install a vinyl fence.

Below are a few key reasons why you should install a vinyl fence – especially in colder climates:
    
No need to paint or repaint
While a painted picket fence is a popular feature around a home, a vinyl fence can be stylish too and you never have to paint it. Don’t worry about frost, ice, freezing rain and snow causing winter damage. Vinyl fencing is extremely low maintenance – it is the essential ‘set it and forget it’ fencing type because the color doesn’t fade, peel, or crack.  

Greater strength and durability
Often homeowners like to garden right up to and over their fences. However, ivy, climbing roses, and other plants have been known to slowly deteriorate wooden fences. If fence gardening holds your fancy, a vinyl fence can be just the right structure to support your plants with strength and durability that lasts.  

Rust-proof
Many people like the look of a wrought iron fence; it conveys style and elegance as well as strength. The biggest enemy of wrought iron fences is moisture. To keep a wrought iron fence looking nice, you have to seal and paint it regularly. Vinyl fencing on the other hand, is already rust-proof.

Rain and snow and ice can deteriorate the appearance of other types of fencing, leaving with you a dilapidated fence in the spring. Install a vinyl fence to avoid these problems in the future.

Residential and commercial property owners are discovering that vinyl fencing is the ideal fencing type for colder climates to ensure a beautiful fence come spring. Hire professionals to install your vinyl fence.

Call Saratoga Fence at 800-869-8703 or contact us online to request a quote and have our team install your vinyl fence today.

Why Vinyl Fencing is a Good Alternative to Wooden Fencing

Alan Livingston - Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Vinyl fencing ensures style and substance. It requires considerably lower maintenance unlike wood, and can complement both contemporary and traditional homes. Saratoga Fence offers an exciting range of vinyl finishes that resemble metal and wood among other fencing types.

Below are a few key reasons why you should consider vinyl fence installation instead of wood:

Save money and time Wooden fences take longer to install and require ongoing maintenance to retain the look. Vinyl fencing is simpler to maintain and free from termite infestation, fading, rotting or discoloring commonly found in wooden fences, and corrosion found in metal ones. Vinyl fencing lasts, on average, two-thirds longer than wood, and cannot be tampered with easily. This makes it a perfect all-weather fencing solution.

Stronger than wood Vinyl fences are often stronger than wood and can easily withstand hostile weather conditions including heavy winds, rain, snow, or even hail, without denting or corrosion. Dust, sun and snow can all make wooden fences discolored and can lead to rot over time, while vinyl fences remain immune to all these challenges. The best part is that vinyl fences can be easily rinsed off and made to look brand new within no time. Saratoga Fence has a range of vinyl fences that comply with fencing codes.

Light weight Vinyl fences are light, whereas metal and wooden fences are relatively heavier. This increases transportation costs and requires more manpower during installation or modifications. Vinyl fence installation is a lot easier and a quicker process compared with other fencing types.

Aesthetics Vinyl fencing is aesthetically appealing and available in a range of options including wooden finish, classic white and others that make it a perfect choice for gardens, backyards, pool areas, and more.

Longer warranties Vinyl fences carry longer warranties than wood or most metal fences as vinyl is strong and tamper-proof. The warranty mostly covers replacement and repair costs for a substantial period of time, giving you more value for your money. Depending on the brand and type of fence that is installed (along with other factors), labor charges for repair or replacement may fall under your warranty. Always ask your installation professional for clear details as he/she will gladly inform you of warranty coverage.

More and more property owners are finding vinyl fencing to be the better alternative and are switching to ensure quality and durability. Contact Saratoga Fence today and come see our vinyl fence inventory.

Designer Fencing Might Be the Fence That Sets You Apart From Your Neighbor

Alan Livingston - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

These days Aluminum Fencing and Vinyl Fencing have become the latest and greatest alternative to traditional fencing. Aluminum Fence and Vinyl Fence are virtually maintenance free, add value to your property, look beautiful, and set you apart from your neighbors. The problem is that both fences are becoming so popular, chances are your neighbor already has the fence you are craving. That’s why Designer Fencing might be the fence that sets you apart from everyone else!

We are proud to introduce a new line of Designer Fencing that combines the components of both Aluminum Fencing and Vinyl Fencing that make each fence so popular. Designer Fencing plays to the strengths of both!

Designer Fencing is a full Privacy Fence made up of aluminum posts, aluminum top and bottom rails, and vinyl vertical privacy fence panel. The Designer fence combines the strength and beauty of aluminum with a cost effective maintenance free vinyl.

The Aluminum fence components are a decorative 3” x 5” post, 3” x 5” post cap, and a 1-1/4” x 5-1/2” top and bottom rail coated with a 2604-05 Architectural Powder coating approved by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). We offer 12 aluminum color choices including Satin Black, Ninety Bronze, Gloss White, Black Fine Texture, Bronze Fine Texture, White Fine Texture, Gloss Beige, Clay, Speckled Walnut, Sandy Shore, Silver, and Chocolate Brown.

The Vinyl fence component has a choice of two T&G privacy panels that are formulated with the highest quality extruded vinyl. The first choice has a 7/8” x 7” T&G panel that comes in a choice of colors including an authentic CertaGrain wood-grained Sierra Blend, Brazilian Blend, and Frontier Blend. We also offer a 7/8” x 11.3” Lockable T&G panel in a TruGrain wood-grained White, Almond, Pebblestone, and Clay. The 7/8” x 11.3” panel also comes in a smooth standard White, Almond, Clay, and Stone Gray color choice.

Here is an opportunity to have a lifetime fence that, the only problem you might have is explaining to your neighbors that stop, where you got the fence! Check it out on our website and feel free to give us a call or email us today! We will point you to the right dealer to come give you a quote!

 

Designer Fencing Might Be the Fence That Sets You Apart From Your Neighbor

Alan Livingston - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

These days Aluminum Fencing and Vinyl Fencing have become the latest and greatest alternative to traditional fencing. Aluminum Fence and Vinyl Fence are virtually maintenance free, add value to your property, look beautiful, and set you apart from your neighbors. The problem is that both fences are becoming so popular, chances are your neighbor already has the fence you are craving. That’s why Designer Fencing might be the fence that sets you apart from everyone else!

We are proud to introduce a new line of Designer Fencing that combines the components of both Aluminum Fencing and Vinyl Fencing that make each fence so popular. Designer Fencing plays to the strengths of both!

Designer Fencing is a full Privacy Fence made up of aluminum posts, aluminum top and bottom rails, and vinyl vertical privacy fence panel. The Designer fence combines the strength and beauty of aluminum with a cost effective maintenance free vinyl.

The Aluminum fence components are a decorative 3” x 5” post, 3” x 5” post cap, and a 1-1/4” x 5-1/2” top and bottom rail coated with a 2604-05 Architectural Powder coating approved by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). We offer 12 aluminum color choices including Satin Black, Ninety Bronze, Gloss White, Black Fine Texture, Bronze Fine Texture, White Fine Texture, Gloss Beige, Clay, Speckled Walnut, Sandy Shore, Silver, and Chocolate Brown.

The Vinyl fence component has a choice of two T&G privacy panels that are formulated with the highest quality extruded vinyl. The first choice has a 7/8” x 7” T&G panel that comes in a choice of colors including an authentic CertaGrain wood-grained Sierra Blend, Brazilian Blend, and Frontier Blend. We also offer a 7/8” x 11.3” Lockable T&G panel in a TruGrain wood-grained White, Almond, Pebblestone, and Clay. The 7/8” x 11.3” panel also comes in a smooth standard White, Almond, Clay, and Stone Gray color choice.

Here is an opportunity to have a lifetime fence that, the only problem you might have is explaining to your neighbors that stop, where you got the fence! Check it out on our website and feel free to give us a call or email us today! We will point you to the right dealer to come give you a quote!

 

Saratoga Rail Inc. On Vinyl Fencing

Alan Livingston - Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Popularity of Vinyl Fencing Was a Contributing Factor in Bringing Maintenance Free Aluminum Fencing to the Market Place

The growing popularity of virtually maintenance-free fencing products such as vinyl fencing has forced manufacturers in the fence industry to wonder what’s next for fencing. Vinyl fence has been enormous, but it doesn’t fully take the place of all types of fencing. The niche that vinyl fence has carved out and completely taken over is the solid privacy fence market. Even though vinyl fence is sold for pools and yards, homeowners and businesses seem to still prefer metal or wrought iron type fences for those applications. Those types of fences still offer strength and beauty, but those fences still come with high maintenance. It’s the popularity of vinyl fencing that was a contributing factor in bringing new innovative maintenance free aluminum fencing to the market place.

A yard or business has many obstacles for a fence. The hassles of snow, dirt, rain, wind and harsh lawn chemicals still wreak havoc on wrought iron, steel, and most aluminum fences making maintenance inevitable. Wrought iron and steel eventually rust and that rust takes away the strength, protection, and look of the fence. Aluminum fencing doesn’t rust but eventually the coatings would fade and peel off leaving raw aluminum mixed with the faded coating and in many cases pitting of the surface like a golf ball.

Alan Livingston Jr., 24 year veteran of the fence industry and owner of Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. says “Everybody wants maintenance free! Vinyl fencing made the appetite for maintenance free fencing products stronger than ever, so ornamental fencing needed to catch up. We wanted to offer an ornamental fence that was maintenance free, but there were still problems. We started to look at aluminum fence because there is no rust. Although aluminum fence didn’t rust like wrought iron we felt that the coatings needed improvement. We then saw that aluminum fence had improved. The quality of materials and the advent of polyester powder coating was a major stride. We still didn’t like that a polyester coated aluminum fence still had a tendency to fade in too short a period of time. We wanted coatings that would last longer. That’s when we discovered Regis Aluminum Fence.”

Regis Aluminum Fence uses a Customer Blended Premium Pigmented Super Durable Polyester TGIC powder coating that meets with AAMA 2604 and a Fluorocarbon powder coating to meet AAMA 2605 specifications. The coatings are designed for superior corrosion resistance outdoors and have very limited fade and weathering as specified and tested by the 3rd party specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturer Association or AAMA. There is a very large difference between the verified AAMA 2604/2605 coatings and regular TGIC powder coating used in the fence industry! Regular TGIC powder coating is made for outdoor weather ability and chemical resistance but like bicycles and lawnmowers they have a tendency to fade over time.

Regis Aluminum Fence comes in residential, commercial, and industrial styles. The fence is available starting at 3’ high to 8’ high. There are styles for the garden, styles safe for pools, styles for the house or business, and styles that will protect the factory. Short picket options can be added to the fence to keep the puppies in the yard and the fences can come flat, concave, or convex. Decorative Scrolls, engravings, ornate finials, and contoured rails are all options that give the homeowner or business owner the possibility to get that wrought iron look they would be looking for without all the eventual issues!

Regis Aluminum Fence offers 12 different colors to choose from and comes with a Lifetime Limited Warranty and will not crack, peel, blister, flake, rust, or will it be subject to any abnormal weathering conditions as per AAMA 2604 specifications. An upgrade to the AAMA 2605 is available at an extra cost. There is also a program that allows you to customize your fence color.

Nobody wants to paint their fence, tie up the rusty pickets, have gates that are falling down, won’t open or worse yet have a child injured as a result of a fence not meeting the requirements of a safe pool fence. The technology to make fencing products that solve most of these problems has come so far in the last 30 short years with vinyl fence. The technology to offer an ornamental aluminum fence that does the same came along in the last 7 years. The days of rusty wrought iron fence are over! The market has opened up to new and advanced products like vinyl and aluminum that will last a lifetime!

About Alan Livingston Jr.

Alan Livingston Jr. is the owner of Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. He has 24 years of experience with vinyl and aluminum fencing at the manufacturing and fabrication level. He has an extensive background with the use of vinyl fencing for equine fencing. He also served on an advisory council for vinyl fencing development for Westlake Chemical a 2.3 billion-dollar annual sales manufacturer of vinyl products.

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. On Purchasing Vinyl Horse Fencing

Jordan Modiano - Thursday, January 26, 2012

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. - “Be Careful When Purchasing Vinyl (PVC) Horse Fence for Your Horses!”

First let me say there is nothing wrong with purchasing vinyl (PVC) fence for your horses. In fact, when used correctly it can be the best product for fencing on the market today! The problem is that the popularity of vinyl fence for residential uses such as privacy, picket, yard, and pool fencing has created a glut of inferior products that when used for horse fence can be a catastrophe, so be careful when purchasing vinyl horse fence for your horses!

The development of vinyl residential fencing and its incredible popularity have brought two things to the market that are detrimental to horse fencing, competition and inferior product! The two things go hand and hand! Competition brings the hunger to cut costs and the cost cutting brings inferior product! When vinyl fencing is produced the most expensive ingredients in the finished product are the very important chemicals that keep the fence from fading and more importantly stronger for not only horse impact but weather! Because a manufacturer is worried about cost and because residential fencing takes a much smaller beating they compromise the product by not taking horses into account anymore! It simply isn’t important to them anymore, and yes they do use the same profiles for residential fencing that get sold for horse fencing!

Alan Livingston Jr. owner of Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. with 24 years of experience with vinyl horse fence says, “Vinyl Horse Fence has been really hurt by what is going on with vinyl fencing for residential uses, but there is still high quality vinyl fencing specifically used for horse fence that when used correctly can save a horse farm so much money! We were one of the first companies in America to offer vinyl fence for horse farms back in the 1980’s and we know what it takes to manufacture a quality product for horse farms! In the 80’s there was no residential, just high quality heavy duty vinyl horse fence. Residential didn’t even exist yet!”

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. offers vinyl residential fence which is now the main staple of their business, but they still offer a high quality vinyl fencing product specifically for equine uses. The formulation of the vinyl fencing itself is manufactured with the highest levels of chemicals used for keeping the product from fading and strong from impact. The product is 100% coextruded virgin vinyl with thicker walls and the rails are reinforced. The product contains no fillers or recycled materials which are not good for use with horses.

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. suggests that you speak with any of their sales professionals when it comes to horse or equine fencing. It is important to remember that vinyl fencing can cure a lot of the problems that farms have struggled with for thousands of years when it comes to mending fences, but you have to have the right product, the product has to have the right use, and you may still have to add a safe electric fence deterrent to the vinyl fence in some situations! Just remember, be careful when purchasing vinyl horse fence for your horses!

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. Expands its Line of Successful Westbury Aluminum Railings.

Alan Livingston - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. is proud to announce that they have expanded their line of successful Westbury Aluminum Railings to include Tuscany, Montego, Riviera, and the Veranda Series. The 4 new signature railings are all available as part of the Saratoga Rail Fence standard product line. The new choice of styles added to the high quality of the Westbury line will surely make these railings a customer favorite.

The Tuscany Series offers a vintage 2-rail design with a stylish top rail and ¾” spindles. The Montego Series offers the same 2-rail classic design with an Architectural Baluster that bellies outward. The Riviera Series is a 3-rail design loaded with character and 6 styles to choose from. The Riviera comes with a choice of ¾” square or round spindles. The Veranda Series offers the 2 Rail design with glass. The Veranda is perfect for anyone who wants to see the view!

Alan Livingston Jr. owner of Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. says, “Westbury Aluminum Railings have in 3 short years become our most popular railing product! We were always excited about the quality, the architectural coatings, and the 10 colors to choose from. Now with the addition of 4 new series of railing we are very excited about the future of this product!”

Westbury Railings offer the same high quality AAMA rated architectural coatings as Saratoga’s Regis Aluminum fencing. The 10 color choices include satin black, black fine texture, metallic bronze, bronze fine texture, gloss white, gloss beige, evergreen, chocolate, speckled walnut, and sandy shore.

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. offers the Westbury Aluminum Railings in box kits. Sections are available flat or stair in 3’, 4’, 5’, 6’, 7’, and 8’ wide. Posts are available for residential or commercial applications for 36” and 42” high railings. All Westbury Railings are code compliant and come with a Lifetime Warranty!
  
About Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc.

Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc. has been a fabricating distributor of vinyl fence and railing for over 23 years in the Northeast. They offer a wide range of vinyl or aluminum residential, commercial, and now industrial fence and railing from New Jersey to Maine.

Contact:

Alan Livingston Jr.
Saratoga Rail Fence, Inc.
800-869-8703
alivingston@saratogafence.com