FAQ

Does Homestead Outdoor Products install?
No. But we can recommend a contractor in your area to assist you with proper installation.
Are exterior vinyl products easy to clean?
Any household cleaner will remove light dirt. Applying light pressure with a rag will remove heavier dirt. Steel wool and/or abrasive cleaners should be avoided to prevent scratching and other damage to vinyl products.
Do exterior vinyl products expand?
It is typical for vinyl materials to expand and contract during temperature changes, so an installer should allow for this during the installation process.
Will your exterior vinyl products turn yellow?
No. Ultraviolet rays from the sun are the reason some vinyl products turn yellow. Homestead Outdoor Products provides vinyl that contains titanium dioxide (TiO2), which prevents yellowing due to ultraviolet degradation.
Do vinyl products resist mold?
Vinyl products accumulate mold and mildew when subjected to extended dampness. Vinyl products are non-porous; therefore, they are easily cleaned with a solution of mild household detergent and water.
Does exterior vinyl become brittle and break in the winter?
Vinyl is less flexible in cold weather conditions. Unless subjected to significant impact, vinyl will not break or crack due to cold.
How well do vinyl fences stand up against the wind?
When properly designed and installed, our vinyl fences withstand normal wind loads. Load variance is dependent on fence style and installation method.
How tall can I make a fence?
Homestead Outdoor Products can make a fence as tall as it needs to be. However, fences over 6′ tall should have the posts reinforced. It is important to check with your local building codes to ensure compliance.
Can I get custom styles or pieces made out of vinyl?
Yes. Nearly any style that can be made out of wood or metal can be made out of vinyl.
Can I use vinyl as a porch, deck, or balcony railing?
When properly designed and installed, vinyl products make very stable rail systems. These railings can be used for porch, deck, and balcony applications.
I want to repair my fence or deck, can you help?
We can assist you with locating the items you need to repair your fence or deck. We can also supply you with custom pieces if necessary. If you are not comfortable doing the actual repair work yourself, we can recommend a contractor in your area to assist you.
I’m not sure what kind of fencing or decking I want. Can you help?
We can help you explore your options and assist you with creating a list of needed supplies to complete your project.