See Why Fence Center is the Smart Way to Fence Shop
Purchasing a fence is a big investment, so we aim to provide you with all the information you need to make the best decision.
WHY DOES FENCE CENTER ONLY CARRY ACTIVEYARDS® VINYL AND ALUMINUM FENCE PRODUCTS?
ActiveYards® products are preferred by many fence installers and subcontractors because they are engineered to be extremely durable and very easy to install. With over 30 years of experience in this industry, we’ve worked with a lot of fencing materials and ActiveYards® is hands down the best vinyl and aluminum product on the market. Therefore, we decided to become an Authorized ActiveYards® dealer and exclusively carry the brand. These low maintenance systems are built to last a lifetime and can be installed by just about anybody.
WILL A QUALITY FENCE SYSTEM LIKE ACTIVEYARDS® COST MORE?
ActiveYards® fencing systems are proudly made in the USA. ActiveYards® vinyl fencing is manufactured in Bulls Gap, TN. All ActiveYards® aluminum products are manufactured in Brooksville, FL and Galloway, NJ.
ARE ACTIVEYARDS® PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT BIG BOX HOME IMPROVEMENT STORES?
No, ActiveYards® systems are only available through regional Authorized Dealers or through Fence Center online.
WHY DO YOU OFFER A GOOD, BETTER, AND BEST OPTION?
Because the greatest cost differentiators are in the basic product engineering which can be modified without compromising the quality and performance. This way you have several choices to get the style you want and don't have to settle for something that will rot or rust.
CAN I REALLY INSTALL AN ACTIVEYARDS® SYSTEM MYSELF?
Absolutely, but be realistic. It is all about the digging. Digging conditions vary and could make or break the experience. Some styles require very small holes, yet others need to be larger. The assembly process is not complicated and in most cases very logical.
WHAT SHOULD I ASK BEFORE I INVEST IN A FENCE?
What is the warranty? Who is, and how long has the manufacturer been in business? What is their track record? Is it made in the USA?
WHAT ARE ACTIVEYARDS® FENCING SYSTEMS MADE OF?
ActiveYards® vinyl fences are made from co-extruded poly vinyl chloride (PVC). ActiveYards® aluminum fences are made from extruded aluminum with a powder coated finish.
DO YOU HAVE TO PUT ALL THE POSTS IN CONCRETE?
Yes, however, in some cases it is the contractor’s choice in regard to the specific conditions of the job.
DO ACTIVEYARDS® PRODUCTS HAVE A TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY?
Yes, please visit our warranty page to download a copy and register your product online. Keep in mind that warranties are only as good as the company. ActiveYards® is backed by a stable long term organization with an excellent customer service track record.
CAN I CLEAN MY ACTIVEYARDS® FENCE?
Yes, with soap and water. It is recommended that you wash white fences at least every 24 months for maximum beauty. A strong hose or power washer make the job real easy when removing mildew and dirt.
MY PROPERTY ISN’T FLAT. WILL YOUR FENCING LEAVE BIG GAPS UNDER EACH PANEL?
No, all ActiveYards® systems are designed to follow the grade of your yard.
CAN I PUT A GATE OPERATOR ON MY ACTIVEYARDS® FENCE?
Yes, all styles can support a remote gate operator with slight modification in some cases.
HOW MUCH WILL AN ACTIVEYARDS® FENCE INCREASE MY PROPERTY WORTH?
Like most outdoor improvements, a fence doesn't add value to the home, however, it will add to the curb appeal and ultimately the salability. On the other hand, a lower quality, weathered, or poorly installed fence may detract from the value of the home.
WILL YOUR FENCING MEET LOCAL POOL CODES?
Most of our “Pool” styles will meet local codes; however, there are some exceptions. Keep in mind that nearly all the “Privacy” styles meet the standards as well.
CAN I INSTALL ACTIVEYARDS® SYSTEMS ON DECKS AND PATIOS OR ATTACH TO COLUMNS?
Yes, however, there are additional parts and procedures. We suggest you consult with a Fence Center fencing support specialist for assistance.
WILL ACTIVEYARDS SYSTEMS FOLLOW A CURVE?
Yes, all styles will curve or rack to some extent by "aiming" the panel towards the intended direction. You will need to be the judge of how far it will stretch without compromising the look.
WILL FENCE CENTER INSTALL THE JOB FOR ME?
Yes, we will contact a local Pro Partner in your area and schedule the job with a vetted installer on your behalf.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER COST-EFFECTIVE INSTALLATION OPTIONS?
Installing your own fence can save up to 40% of the total project cost but if that doesn’t appeal to you, then there are other options. If you don’t want to contract the entire project to a pro installer, then you can always opt to purchase all your materials through Fence Center then hire a local handyman and subcontract the job out to your landscaper or a friend.
WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU OFFER TO HELP ME WITH MY PROJECT?
Fence Center is all about education. Our friendly fencing support specialists are standing by and ready to assist you in getting started or troubleshoot any issues that might come up during your installation. We’ve developed a very hand library of “How To” videos that talk you through each step of the process and have provided other download materials that will help you plan your project in our Explore Fencing link above.