Last week we talkd about how to get rid of an old wooden fence. Today, we’re going to talk about what you need to do in order to get rid of an old vinyl fence.
The initial steps are going to be the same.
- Make sure the fence belongs to you.
- Get a permit for the removal of the fence.
- Call Miss Dig to make sure there are no buried utility lines near your fence.
Next, you’er going to need to figure out how your fence posts are attached to your fence panels. Sometimes they’re attached with screws. Sometimes they’re simply fitted into notches on the posts.
If your fence was fitted into notches then you can use a rubber mallet to start knocking the rails of each vinyl fence section out of the post. Once you’ve knocked it loose you can simply pull it free.
Otherwise, you can just use a screwdriver to remove the screws. The fence sections are pretty easy to remove after the screws are out of the way.
Finally, you’ll need to dig down the sides of the fence posts so you can pull them out of the ground. Some may be concrete mounted, which means you’ll need to break up the concrete and pull the post. Some aren’t, though, and you can just pull the post straight up.
If you’re breaking up concrete, please wear safety glasses and gloves.
Of course, if you don’t feel comfortable tackling the project and you want to replace the fence anyway, you might just call us. We’re in Mequon, Menomonee Falls, and just about everywhere else in the Milwaukee metro area. We’ll give you a free estimate on removing your old vinyl fence, and on installing the brand new fence of your choice!