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- What is OTI vinyl made of?
- How is OTI vinyl manufactured?
- What are the available styles?
- What are the available colors?
- Why doesn’t OTI vinyl come in dark colors?
- Do I have to use the post caps shown in your photos?
- Does it look like wood?
- Is it safe and durable for everyday use?
- Do OTI products meet safety and building codes?
- Is OTI vinyl environmentally safe? Does it have lead in it?
- Is it safe for horses?
- Is it strong?
- Is it heavy?
- Will it burn?
- Will it turn yellow?
- Will it crack?
- How can it be cleaned?
- Will it mildew?
- Can I paint it?
- How is an OTI fence installed?
- How is Liberty Deck™ installed?
- Do OTI products come with a warranty?
- Is OTI Vinyl more expensive than wood?
- What is Polyvinyl Chloride?
- What is Titanium Dioxide?
- What are Impact modifiers?
- What is Coextrusion?
What is OTI vinyl made of?
Our exclusive vinyl is formulated from the finest materials to deliver superior performance. We also integrate the finest additives to optimize the weatherability of OTI’s fence, deck and rail. And only OTI has SPT Solar Protector™ CPT Color Protector™ and WPT Weather Protector™.
- SPT Solar Protector Technology helps block out the sun’s harmful UV rays. Anti-weathering materials dispersed on the surface help protect where it €™s most exposed.
- CPT Color Protector Technology helps preserve the color integrity of your Heritage fence, deck and rail. Utilizing additives, inorganic pigments and PVC resins, it works hard at reflecting heat and harmful infrared rays.
- WPT Weather Protector Technology’s precise formulation helps combat cracking, thermal expansion and contraction to deliver a product that’s virtually maintenance-free.
How is OTI vinyl manufactured?
Our products are manufactured using a state-of-the-art process called coextrusion, which bonds the ingredients into two layers. These layers are fused through extreme heat and pressure ensuring long-lasting performance.[back to top]
What are the available styles?
There are numberous designs available. We offer a range of fence styles from privacy, picket, semi privacy, and racnh to give you the widest possible selection. There are 2 choices of deck including our composite deck and our premium Liberty Vinyl Deck. Looking for a vinyl rail for your front porch or deck? We offer a variety of looks in railing all with top and bottom rail inserts for added strength.[back to top]
What are the available colors?
Our products are manufactured in 3 colors: white, gray and tan. Our garden products are available in white only. All our colors are consistent so that color matching with our other products is never a problem.[back to top]
Why doesn’t OTI vinyl come in dark colors?
It’s a scientific fact that dark colors fade and deteriorate faster than light colors, so a more complex vinyl formula is necessary to protect and preserve them. And because we don’t feel the technology is in place to guarantee you with a lifetime product, we simply don’t offer them.[back to top]
Do I have to use the post caps shown in your photos?
No. We offer over a half a dozen post caps in all 3 colors, so you can choose a specific style or mix and match as you like.[back to top]
Can Vinyl look like wood?
Stylistically, our vinyl resembles standard wood profiles, but it doesn’t have a woodgrain finish.
Is it safe and durable for everyday use?
Our products are safe enough for even the youngest members of your family, because they have smooth surfaces with no nails, sharp edges or splinters. Not only do our fences hold up to regular property maintenance, but they’re also made to bounce back on impact because they’re reinforced with steel inserts. It is wise, however, to be careful when using mowers, weeders or clippers along your fence line.[back to top]
Do OTI products meet safety and building codes?
Most of our products meet or exceed local, state and national building codes. Because building codes vary from region to region, you should contact your local Heritage dealer for information on your community standards.[back to top]
Is OTI vinyl environmentally safe? Does it have lead in it?
Our vinyl is safe and non-toxic. It doesn’t contain lead or require the heavy metals and dangerous chemicals needed to treat and maintain wood. It’s environmentally safe, and because lumber isn’t used (except for deck frames), trees are left standing. There aren’t any chemicals used that might contaminate your yard, and our vinyl doesn’t break down when exposed to soil, groundwater or the elements.[back to top]
Is it safe for horses?
Yes. We’ve been serving the equine community since 1984, and our vinyl’s smooth surface discourages horses from chewing, leaning and rubbing against the fence to scratch themselves.[back to top]
Is it strong?
Our vinyl has 5 times the tensile strength and 4 times the flexibility of wood. We improve that performance and make our systems even sturdier by adding cross-braces in gates, reinforced ribs in rails, a sturdy self-notching rail system and maintenance-free metal inserts.[back to top]
Is it heavy?
No. Our vinyl weighs only about 1.1 pounds per linear foot, which is much lighter than the typical wood used in home projects. But it’s stronger, lasts longer and is easier to work with than wood. That lightweight, highly durable performance is particularly useful in dock projects, where the benefits are passed on to both builders and owners.[back to top]
Will it burn?
Our vinyl has a high flash point of 900 °F, so it doesn’t ignite easily. If fire is held to it, it will burn. But as soon as the flame is removed, the vinyl will self-extinguish.[back to top]
Will it turn yellow?
No. Yellowing in vinyl products is due to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Our products contain an industry leading 10 parts per 100 of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which is an extremely effective UV inhibitor. This amount of TiO2 is more than enough to prevent breakdown from the sun’s ultraviolet rays.[back to top]
Will it crack?
All materials expand and contract with hot and cold temperatures. But impact modifiers act as an added safety measure, adding flexibility to our vinyl so that it’ll give instead of crack or splinter like wood. Our products are designed to operate under normal home or horse owner conditions, and will only crack under extreme circumstances.[back to top]
How can it be cleaned?
Our vinyl is designed to be maintenance-free, and usually only requires the occasional rinse with a garden hose. But if more serious cleaning is necessary, a soft bristled brush with detergent or even a mild bleach solution will do the trick. Cleaning products should always be tested on a hidden section of your product before using on exposed areas.[back to top]
Will it mildew?
Our vinyl has a smooth, non-porous surface, which makes it difficult for mildew to grow. But if conditions are humid enough, mildew can appear. If it does, it can be easily removed with water and/or a mild bleach solution.[back to top]
Can I paint it?
Our products are designed to look like they’re always freshly painted, so the only reason to paint them would be to change color. Epoxy-based paint is the only paint that will adhere properly to a vinyl surface, but it also damages the surface and therefore voids our lifetime warranty, so we don’t recommend it.[back to top]
How is an OTI fence installed?
Basically, our fences are installed just like wood fences. Most components are precut and routed from the factory. We even pre-assemble some styles into 6-foot wide sections. First, posts are secured to the ground with concrete footings. Then rails are inserted into posts and finally pickets into rails. A properly installed Heritage fence is a strong, durable, lifetime fence.[back to top]
How is Liberty Deck™ installed?
Screws are inserted into Liberty Deck’s™ two channels and then drilled into the wood joists of the substrate. Channel covers are snapped into the channels to cover the fasteners, and then finishing pieces are added to hide end cuts. The only tools required are standard woodworking tools.[back to top]
Do OTI products come with a warranty?
Yes. In fact, no other manufacturer offers a Lifetime Warranty like ours, because it’s non-prorated and transferable. It even covers materials (repair or replacement), and freight and labor costs. Our warranty lasts the lifetime of the original purchaser or until the property is sold. It can then be transferred to the next owner for their lifetime or until the property is resold.[back to top]
Is OTI Vinyl more expensive than wood?
Initially, our products cost more than wood (unless you’re buying premium wood, then they’re about on par). But you’ll never need to invest any more time or money into them because they come with our lifetime warranty. Wood, on the other hand, will need to be maintained for the rest of its life span, whether painting, staining, repairing or replacing. And with wood’s cost increasing while its quality decreases (most of it’s young growth lumber), vinyl products have never been a more attractive purchase. Your local authorized Heritage dealer can give you a free estimate for material and installation costs.[back to top]
What is Polyvinyl Chloride?
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC): PVC is the main component in the manufacturing process of Heritage products. There are many chemical forms of vinyl. Some formulations are flexible. Others are termed “rigid.” Heritage Vinyl is formulated out of this rigid dry-blend compound developed for high output extrusion. Our exclusive formula is blended for outdoor toughness and color hold.[back to top]
What is Titanium Dioxide?
Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is a chemical additive that acts as a bleaching agent and sunscreen for Heritage Vinyl. Heritage Vinyl contains 10 parts per 100 of TiO2. Because Heritage Vinyl is manufactured using coextrusion, the majority of TiO2 is concentrated on the outer layer where it is exposed to the sun. This ingredient is critical to the long-term weatherability of OTI.[back to top]
What are Impact modifiers?
Impact modifiers are important ingredients for Heritage Vinyl. We add just enough flexibility to our vinyl so that our fences will flex under impact but not sag over a period of time or during the heat of the day. We reinforce many fence styles with rust resistant steel inserts to assure strength and stability. Heritage fences are designed to look like new, even after years of use.[back to top]
What is Coextrusion?
Coextrusion is the manufacturing process that OTI uses to molecularly bond the ingredients into two layers. These layers are fused through extreme heat and pressure and cannot be physically separated. Coextrusion allows OTI to have the ability to control the placement of the majority of the UV inhibitor TiO2 to the outside where it is exposed to the sun. The product quality and color are true throughout. As a coextruded manufacturer that uses only premium ingredients, we assure you, you’ll get the best quality possible and guarantee the vinyl won’t decay, blister, rust or suffer insect damage.[back to top]