Vinyl Fence Products
Want to learn more about Vinyl Railing, Decking, and
Fencing? Below are some quick facts that will help you make the Vinyl
What is vinyl made of?
The main ingredient in vinyl is PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Added to the
mix is titanium dioxide, an ultraviolet inhibitor that prevents
yellowing. In order to provide impact resistance and weatherability,
controlled quantities of specialized components are also added to the
What colors are available?
Our picket, privacy, and ranch fencing, are available in white and tan.
Deck Lok™ is available in tan and gray.
How do changes in temperature affect vinyl?
It is normal for materials to expand and contract during temperature
changes. As with most plastics, vinyl will become less flexible in
colder weather conditions. However, unless subjected to unusual impact,
it will not break.
Will vinyl turn yellow?
No. Yellowing and fading in vinyl products are due to the sun's
ultraviolet rays. Mid Atlantic Vinyl Products' contain 10 parts per 100
of titanium dioxide. This amount of titanium dioxide is like using SPF
40 sunscreen on your skin. It is more than sufficient to prevent damage
from the sun's ultraviolet rays.
Will vinyl burn?
Mid Atlantic Vinyl Products' have a high flash point of 900°F and do not
readily ignite. If fire is held to the vinyl, it will burn. As soon as
the source of the fire is taken away, the vinyl will self-extinguish.
Can I paint it?
We do not recommend painting any of our products. Epoxy-based paint is
the only paint that will adhere properly to the smooth vinyl surface.
This type of paint damages the vinyl's surface and voids the warranty.
How can I clean it?
Vinyl is virtually maintenance free, but you will need to keep it clean,
just as you would do with a new vehicle. Cleaning can be done with very
little effort using water, a brush with detergent, or even a mild bleach
solution. The surface of vinyl is a difficult environment for mildew to
grow on. Only under the wettest conditions will mildew grow on our
vinyl. If it does appear, it can be easily removed with a mild bleach
Do your products meet safety and building
WeatherWise railing systems are in full compliance with Chapter 16 of
the IBC and BOCA codes when tested in compliance with the ICC-ES, AC-174
as evaluated by Architectural Testing, Inc. A copy of that report can be
Because building codes vary from region to region, we recommend
contacting your local code compliance office for information on your
Is vinyl safe for children and animals?
Mid Atlantic Vinyl Products have smooth surfaces with no nails, sharp
edges, or splinters so you, your children, and pets are safe from
splintered boards. Vinyl has a tough surface, retains virtually no
moisture, has no taste, and is non-porous.
Is vinyl more expensive than wood?
Your initial purchase may cost you more than wood; however this is where
your expense ends. The cost difference is quickly eliminated once the
substantial cost of continuous maintenance of a wood fence is
considered. Mid Atlantic Vinyl Products and our line of WeatherWise™
vinyl is the wise choice, saving you time and money.