FAQ’s

How do I separate the Two-Part Flair without breaking the flair?

This can be a little tricky.  Our DSI Training Manager has created a video to show you how this can be done.  This link will take you to the video showing how to seperate the Two-Part Flair.


Do you make a fence that can help keep dogs and puppies from slipping through the pickets?

DSI offers a Puppy Picket (short picket option) in a variety of or aluminum fences.


Can gates be custom designed?
Yes. You provide the concept; DSI provides the expertise to build your custom designed gates. With choices of decorative scrolls and engravings, ornate finials, and contoured rails to heavy-duty gate hardware and structural posts, we can turn your dream into a reality. We accomplish this through our automated approval process making a more accurate and timely delivery.


Can aluminum fences and railings be installed in a round or curved configuration?
Yes. Fence sections can be angled slightly to adjust at each post to create a rounded effect. For tighter curves, using narrower sections or standard sections cut down, add another post between these narrower sections. For a custom look, optional radius sections can be created to contour to a specific curve or configuration.


Can DSI aluminum fence be used as a railing?
DSI does not recommend or condone using our CourtYard Aluminum Fence or Regis Aluminum Fence systems as railing. DSI does not assume liability for improper, unintended, or illegal use of products.


Is powder coating environmentally friendly?
Yes, powder coating is a very environmentally friendly process. There is minimal wastewater sent to the city waste stream. What is sent can be treated and released with no special process used at the wastewater treatment facility. Liquid coatings emit VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the atmosphere during the curing process. For this reason, powder coating is embraced as the coating of choice for many manufacturing facilities in many industries.


Is all powder coating equal?
No, there are differences. There are many different types of powder coating created for many different types of projects. There are powder coatings created for office furniture that do not require outdoor weather-ability or chemical resistance. Other coatings are designed to be chemical resistant, while others provide some resistance to weathering for applications on lawnmowers, bicycles, and automobiles.

DSI uses a Custom Blended Premium Pigmented Super Durable Polyester TGIC powder coating to meet the AAMA 2604 specification and a Fluorocarbon Polymer powder coating to meet the AAMA 2605 specification. This coating is designed for superior corrosion resistance outdoors with limited fade and weathering as specified by AAMA specifications. This is a very big difference from regular TGIC powder coating.


How is DSI’s powder coating finish different from competitors powder coating finish?
Most competitors are using a general-purpose Super Durable or Standard Polyester TGIC powder coating. DSI uses a Custom Blended Premium Pigmented Super Durable Polyester TGIC powder coating. DSI also provides third-party test results documenting our processes are Verified AAMA 2604 and AAMA 2605 Compliant. This needs to be completed every 18 months. Every 12 months, the Powder Coating Institute audits the powder coating process based on the PCI4000 A2 and A3 164-point criteria. Most competitors rely on their powder coating suppliers to provide testing documentation instead of an independent third party lab approved by AAMA. Competitors may only complete this testing once every 5-10 years.


Can I paint my vinyl fence?
Polyvinyl products are engineered to retain their beauty and good looks throughout their lifetime. The only reason to use paints on our PolyVinyl products would be to change the color of the product. We do not recommend painting polyvinyl. There are paints that can be used on vinyl, but painting or otherwise treating Digger Specialties, Inc. PolyVinyl products voids the Transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty.