Complete Guide to PVC Event Fence Panels

Complete Guide to PVC Event Fence Panels

Picture this: your company is holding a black-tie event.

You’ve rented a big white tent, a dance floor, a band, valets, and caterers.

Your event planner recommends that you purchase some a barrier that will keep the guests out of the kitchen and off-limit areas. What do you buy, and where do you start?

Some special events - weddings, corporate fundraisers, golf tournaments - require upscale crowd control solutions that direct the flow of foot traffic, while still looking the part.

Our white PVC event fence panels from Crowd Control Warehouse are the perfect solution. Event fence panels are easy to set up, tear down, and store, while still matching the aesthetics of more formal events.

Still not sure if event fence panels are right for your next big function? Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most effective, elegant crowd control solutions available.

Vinyl Event Fences: The Basics

Usually, we don’t put the terms “plastic” and “classy” in the same sentence, but event fence panels are just that: plastic and classy.

Classic white, easy to assemble, and sophisticated, vinyl event fences are commonly found at charity events, country clubs, festivals, and more.

The panels lock together with discrete connecting pieces that are hidden in the caps of the panel’s posts or the side posts themselves, creating contiguous barriers. These connecting devices can be rotated, turned, set at an angle to add stability to your barrier, or create corners.

Our event fence panels won’t splinter and have no rough edges or nails that stick out due to their plastic composition. They also won’t warp, corrode, or rust, and can be cleaned with standard household cleaners. Vinyl event fences are also environmentally safe, non-toxic and recyclable.

The Two Styles of Event Fence Panels

There are two main styles of event fence panels that CCW offers. Let’s review some more specifics and how they’re best used.

Traditional event fence panels - Traditional event fence panels look like a traditional fence with posts on either side and rails on the top and bottom with pickets between the rails. These panels work best for events where you expect a high turnout or a lot of traffic, like outdoor restaurant patios, golf tournaments, concerts, or festivals.

Picket style event fence panels - Picket event fence panels are like traditional ones, except that the pickets stick out a few inches above the top rail of the fence, rather than locking into it. These look best at dog shows, outdoor car shows, and horse races.

Dimensions and Specifications of Event Fence Panels

Standard event fence panels have the following specifications:

  • 42” H x 72” L (6 ft. long)
  • 27 lbs
  • Locking pins and hardware made of aluminum and stainless steel
  • Connecting hardware that can be installed in three directions and at angles to create different configurations and system stability
  • Rotating foot system that allows for easy storage and set up
  • PVC frame made of a UV inhibited, titanium dioxide additive, high impact plastic

How to Assemble Event Fence Panels

All event fence panels are assembled in the same way, with slight variations for picket style panels (more on that below).

6 (or 7) Steps to Assemble Event Fence Panels

Step 1: Lay the left side foot of the panel on the ground, with the hole in the center of the foot facing skyward.

Step 2: Insert the left side post into the foot and press it all the way down.

Step 3: Tilt the panel onto its side with the side of the post that has holes facing skyward.

Step 4 (Traditional Style): Insert the rails of the center panel into the side post and press down.

Step 4 (Picket Style): Insert the bottom rail into the side post and press it down, followed by the top rail.

Step 5 (Traditional Style): Secure the panel into the left side post, then press the right-side post onto the other side of the panel and secure it.

Step 5 (Picket Style): Secure the panel into the left side post, then press the right-side post onto the other side of the panel and secure it.

Step 6 (Traditional Style): Flip the panel onto its feet, and secure it to other panels with the interlocking hardware.

Step 6 (Picket Style): Flip the panel onto its feet and insert the pickets into the holes in the top rail, down through to the bottom rail.

Step 7 (Picket Style): Secure the panel to other panels with the interlocking hardware.

How to Maintain and Store Event Fence Panels

After your event, it’s best to wipe down your event fence panels before storing to remove any dirt or debris that may have collected. Once clean and dry, it’s best to find a place indoors to store them. This will help prevent the panels from weathering, staining, or deterioration. If storing in a garage or warehouse, consider elevating the panels off the ground using pallets or other supports. This prevents potential damage from moisture, pests, or uneven surfaces.

Need to create rope barriers along with your event fence panels for your next big event? Check out Crowd Control Ropes: The Best Type for Your Business.

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