About DisposalThe first course of action with 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. —HunkerNot 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.
Fence Replacement in SarasotaNow, let’s get onto how to start the fence replacement process. As mentioned, you’ll need at least one set of helping hands. Along with the help, a few common household tools.
- Remove the gate first. This is a great place to start because it provides easy access to the posts, away from walls and other obstructions. Examine how the gate is attached, then carefully remove the hinges from the post and pull the gate away.
- Remove the caps from the end posts. Using a hammer and chisel, tap the edge of the chisel up under the cap on the end post and hammer it upward until the cap is loose. Once loosened, pull the cap off.
- 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. Lastly, you’ll have to remove the posts one at a time, using a post hole digger. This is the most laborious part of taking down any fence. Generally, posts are buried about two to three feet into the ground, set into concrete.