FAQ

Why should I buy a vinyl fence from Saddleback Vinyl?

Bufftech is a proven product backed by alifetime warranty of a 100-year-old company with installations throughout the world.

What is Saddleback Vinyl’s vinyl product made of?

The base ingredient is rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride) modified to provide exceptional impact strength and ultraviolet (UV) resistance. The formulation is similar to that of vinyl siding, which has a history of providing long-term durability and structural integrity.

Why is the look inside slightly different than the outside?

CertainTeed has developed a state-of-the-art coextrusion process, which has become the industry-leading standard.This allows us to put a higher concentration of UV protection into the outer cap, while providing for excellent impact resistance in the interior substrate material. The layers are not a laminate andcannot separate. Bufftech fence is made from 100% virgin material.

Is it recycled plastic?

Recycled refers to consumer and post industrial materials coming from the waste stream. PVC can be and is recycled.

CertainTeed does not use the waste stream as a source. However, we do reprocess our own PVC where it meets our rigid specifications. CertainTeed’s use of this reprocessed material keeps it out of the waste stream, positively affecting our environment.

Will the color fade?

CertainTeed is the only manufacturer to offer ColorLast fade protection. This exclusive feature on our Clay color fence provides superior color retention and longer-lasting color.

Will it turn yellow?

No. CertainTeed products contain 10 parts titanium dioxide (TIO2), which reduces the likelihood of ultraviolet degradation.

Will it break in cold/hot weather?

As with most plastics, vinyl becomes less flexible in colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact, it will not break. It is normal for materials to expand and contract during temperature changes. Our product has been engineered to accommodate normal temperature swings and changing climatic conditions. In fact, the lasting beauty and durability of CertainTeed vinyl fence installations can be found in varying climates from Alaska to Hawaii.

Should I be concerned about fire?

PVC has a high flash point of 900°F and does not readily ignite. It is therefore categorized as being “self-extinguishing”.

Does it chalk?

Light chalking is a normal occurrence of all vinyl products. Washed away by rainfall and normal changes in weather, this process helps to keep your fence looking like new. In effect, it could be described as virtually maintenance-free.

How strong is it?

PVC can be impact modified. CertainTeed has tailored its formulations to meet or exceed the requirements necessary for excellent performance in the field. Flexibility is the norm and a benefit of vinyl fence, allowing the fence to retain its strength and shape. Although virtually maintenance-free, the product is not indestructible. When subjected to severe impact, vinyl may crack.