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All About PicketLock Vinyl Fencing

Date:3/18/2020
Author:Terry Baldwin
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The Outdoor Essentials® PicketLock™ vinyl fencing line includes compatible fence panels, gates, brackets, and posts that are used together to build a fence. What makes this line great for DIYers is how easily fence and gate panels are assembled.

With PicketLock, to assemble a panel, you slide and lock pickets into rails. Because fasteners or glue aren’t used, your fence will have a cleaner look. To build the fence, attach finished panels to compatible PicketLock posts with PicketLock brackets.

What’s in a PicketLock fence panel kit

PicketLock panel kits come with rails and pickets (and sometimes brackets). Each picket has a notch at the bottom and the top. The rails have tabs that fit into the notches. This secures the picket into place without glue or fasteners.

The following overviews show how easy it is to assemble spaced picket and privacy panels. Keep in mind, these are general overviews. Be sure to follow the manufacturer instructions included with the fence panels you purchase.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE A PICKETLOCK SPACED PICKET PANEL

Step 1: Gently open a rail and insert picket (this will be the bottom rail).

hand holding Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl fence panel rail while pointed picket is inserted into rail on light blue background

Step 2: Slide picket through the hole in the rail.

hand holding Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl fence panel rail while picket is pushed through rail, on light blue background

Step 3: Push the picket through the hole in the remaining rail (this will be the top rail). Continue pushing picket until the tab in the bottom rail aligns with the notch on the picket bottom. That’s the stopping point.

hand holding Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl fence panel rail while pointed picket is pushed through rail on light blue background

Step 4: Insert the remaining pickets.

hand holding Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl fence panel while pointed pickets are being inserted into rail, on light blue background

Step 5: After all pickets are inserted and aligned, snap rails into the picket notches.

Hands holding Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl spaced picket fence panel and snapping rail onto pickets, on light blue background

HOW TO ASSEMBLE A PICKETLOCK PRIVACY FENCE PANEL

Privacy fence pickets attach to rails a little differently than spaced pickets.

Step 1: Align a picket with the channel in the bottom rail. Slide it in.

Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl privacy fence panel on light blue background

Step 2: Insert remaining pickets (make sure the design faces in the same direction). Tightly align the tongue of one picket into the groove of the next as you slide them into the channel.

Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl privacy fence panel on light blue background

Step 3: When all pickets are inserted, slide the second rail over the top of the pickets. You’re done!

Top rail going over picket on  Outdoor Essentials PicketLock white vinyl privacy fence panel, on light blue background

FINAL STEPS

  1. Attach the completed panel to compatible posts with PicketLock brackets.
  2. Top fence posts with coordinating vinyl fence post caps (sold separately).
  3. Stand and stare admiringly at your new fence. Good job!

Questions? We’re Here to Help

As always, if you have any questions about PicketLock fencing or any other product, email or call our customer service team (844-YARDHOME), or chat with us live on the site, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EDT.

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