Vinyl Fence Post Caps
Vinyl fence post caps are one of the most inexpensive ways to give that vinyl fence an updated look or sprucing up for a possible summer sale. If you are like most who visit this site, you already have a vinyl fence surrounding your yard and you probably have spent a significant amount of money in building it. Now you are either exploring possibilities of a different look to your posts or you may have the need to replace one or more of the caps from accidental damage.
Maybe you are just beginning the project of adding a vinyl fence to surround your property. This is a great place to begin the planning phase of this project. Below you will note some of the most important information for selecting the finishing touches to the job, the vinyl fence post caps.
So before you run out to the local fence company or big box improvement shop, consider these tips that will help you save money and time.
Know the size
Before you replace any of your vinyl fence post caps you need to know the correct size of the post holding them. Most panels that you have installed will determine the post size. 3’ X 8’ and 4’ X 8’ panels are usually connected to a 4” X 4” post. Likewise the 6’ X 6’ panels have a 5” X 5” post used for them.
Usually if you know the fence post size you will not have any trouble in finding the correct size cap to do the job for you. The caps will be marked “fits 4 X 4 post,” or “fits 5 X 5 post,” respectively and no other dimensions are needed.
Know the style
As with any product on the market, there are many styles for many different tastes. Vinyl fence post caps are no different. There are some more traditional styles pointed out below for your reference as well as even custom styles and functions.
- External pyramid- Most common type of cap that functions to force water running off of the top, protecting the actual post from damage or rot.
- Gothic- This statement of elegance is rendered in a spear or spade shape to sit atop each post.
- New England- A traditional style of post cap with a subtle hint of the pyramid but with more of a flat, plateau look.
- Ball top- A Very familiar look to unique vinyl fence post caps.
- Custom caps- From Horse head busts to more functional solar fence post caps providing ambient light to your fence area.
Know the price
Prices on vinyl fence post caps have a wide range of mark up for the PVC decorations. Some quality online searching will get you the best price for the same product.
Take the Gothic style of vinyl fence post caps for example. Home depot offers them in a 4 pack is $40. The same style and size compared online were found for as low as $4.50 each. Saving $5.50 on each cap will without doubt afford you more fence post caps for your budget.
Vinyl privacy fences as we know add value to your property and your home. When decide to sell your home, a privacy fence is one of the most valuable selling points, which will afford you a premium to the asking price of the home. The design varieties give you plenty of options for creating a beautiful fence that will add to the curb appeal and overall value of the home and property.
Careful selections of the vinyl fence post caps are the finishing touch that will garner the most attention. Do the job correctly the first time by knowing the right size, choosing a style and comparing the price that will give you the triple threat in completing this task for repairing or building a privacy fence.