Vinyl Fence DisposalThe first course of action with vinyl fence removal is to have a plan ready-to-go with the materials and other debris. Being so large, it’s not like you can just drag it out to the curb for streetside pick up by the local trash collection agency. They won’t pick it up and you might even get hit with a property code violation, to boot. So, do yourself a favor and have a local junk removal service come by to haul it away.
Whether you’re replacing or removing your vinyl fence or you just need it out of your way temporarily, you will need to know how to take it apart. Many vinyl fences use a system of notches and routes (a simple insert system) for assembly, and others have screws and brackets you will need to deal with. Disassembling is a simple process that you can do yourself. —Hunker.comNot only will they take away that old vinyl fence, but anything else you don’t want or no longer use. You’ll be free of so much stuff, you’ll have a lot more free space around to use in the future. This makes getting better organized easier.
Vinyl Fence Removal Guide for AshlandNow, let’s get onto how to do vinyl fence removal. As mentioned, you’ll need at least one set of helping hands. Along with the help, a few common household tools. Check the forecast to ensure there’s clear skies to work under. Have a plan for kids and pets, as well. Here’s how to go about a vinyl fence removal:
- Remove the gate. Start with the gate. Take it off the support posts by unfastening the hinges. (Be sure to keep children and pets inside so they can’t wander off.) Place the gate aside, out-of-the-way.
- Take the top caps off the posts. If equipped, the vinyl fence might have top caps or a railing system which runs between posts to help secure the panels in place. Take off the top railing, using a drill-driver, screwdriver, or pry bar.
- Pull off the panels from the posts. Next, you’ll need to remove the individual panels, one at a time. As with the gate, pile these out-of-the-way so they aren’t a tripping hazard. If possible, stand them up so critters can’t hide or nest underneath.
- Dig up the fence posts, one-by-one. Finish by digging up the support posts. This will take the most work and the longest to do. So, have someone help you out.