FAQ’s

Do you make fence suitable to be used for dogs and puppies?
Yes. You can add the short picket option to the bottom of many of DSI’s fence styles to create a puppy fence.

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 aluminum fence be used as 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 waste water sent to the city waste stream. What is sent can be treated and released with no special process used at the waste water treatment facility. Liquid coatings emit VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) into the atmosphere during the cure 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 lawn mowers, bicycles, and automobiles.

DSI uses a Customer 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 than 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.

How is polyvinyl fence and railing made?
Polyvinyl fence is made of essentially the same material as vinyl siding and vinyl windows, NOT PVC pipe. The difference being that PVC pipe does use some of the same ingredients but does not have the weatherability and strength found in siding, windows, and fence.

How long will polyvinyl fence last?
Polyvinyl fences are designed to last a lifetime. Please feel free to view our Warranty area for more information.

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 that can be used on vinyl, but painting or otherwise treating Digger Specialties, Inc. PolyVinyl products voids the Transferable Lifetime Limited Warranty.