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With the gaining popularity in “PVC” decking and fencing it is necessary to understand what you are buying and the differences in the products available on the market today. Issues like ultraviolet protection, color retention, impact retention, proper use of co-extrusion, the company behind the product, etc., are all items that affect the quality, are important to the end user, and longevity of the product.


It is important to have UV (ultraviolet protection) in vinyl products that are intended for exterior applications. The UV additives work like a window shade and protect the vinyl from breaking down, becoming brittle and discoloring. An industry standard is set at 10pph UV additive, be sure the products you are considering have the necessary amount. 100% of our fence and deck products are produced with the 10pph UV protection using TIO2, the best available additive for vinyl fencing,


Several companies are now offering color options. The proper technology is available today and can assure that a gray will stay gray, a white will stay white etc., but you must use that technology and not cut costs with cheaper color additives. Our products use only the very best proven color blends available today, and we are assured by certification that each rail car delivered meets our strict requirements.


In today’s vinyl industry the manufacturing process of co-extrusion is becoming very popular in reducing material expense. The co-extrusion process in and of itself is a proven process and is very successful if used properly. All too often however, it is used to hide an inferior, sub-standard base material that the manufacturer can purchase at considerable savings i.e.,  post industrial scrap and post consumer scrap are common among the materials used. The outer layer will then be a quality material that can effectively hide the sub-standard base material. All too often the base material is lacking the necessary impact and UV additives to assure an end user of worry-free performance.


Just like all products there are entry level, cheap products that will last a year or two and there are products that will stand the test of time.





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Splinters, ouch! That deck is hot! I have to stain that deck AGAIN! Please paint the fence honey, it looks like crap! Honey, the deck is rotted!

 Ever heard any of these? You probably have a few of your own as well. Quite simply vinyl fences and decks are a cost effective long term solution for fencing and decking projects. Yes, they typically cost a bit more on the front end but most will pay for themselves in 24 – 36 months. Major improvements have been made in vinyl products and the appearance is becoming more “wood-like” by the day.

If you are considering a fence or deck and rail project you should seriously evaluate using vinyl products!

At www.DeltaDistributing.com we have a wealth of information about multiple vinyl fence and deck products and stand ready to answer your questions and assist you in your decision making process.





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