When people get vinyl fences installed, they are usually thinking about their relatively low cost and ease of installation. One of the biggest reasons people choose vinyl fences for their homes is that they’re low-maintenance. Many people simply do not have the time or desire to spend a lot of time maintaining their fences. While different types of fences are appealing and functional, they come with certain maintenance concerns. A natural material like wood is very susceptible to weathering and rotting, and iron fences can rust. However, just because vinyl fences aren’t high maintenance, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have to maintain them at all. Vinyl fences still require some maintenance, and here are some ways you can make sure your fence is at its best all year long.
Over the course of a year, dirt and grime can build up on your vinyl fence, leaving it dirty and visually unappealing. This is especially true if your fence is a light color like vinyl fences typically are. Cleaning your fence regularly is an easy process that can boost the visual appeal of your property. All you need to clean your vinyl fence is some soap, some water. and a sponge, making the cleanup process simple. For stains that are harder to get out like grass and ground-in dirt, simply use a household cleaner and a little elbow grease to get the job done.
After you’re done, hose the fence off.
Even though vinyl isn’t a natural material, it can be affected by the Sun. Using a protectant on your vinyl fence makes a layer that serves to defend it from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light. It can also help protect your vinyl fence from mildew.
Rainfall may not affect your vinyl fence, but it can impact the ground the fence stands on. After a storm, the dirt on the ground could shift and result in your fence being misaligned. Check periodically to see if your fence is level with the ground. If the posts are loose, re-tamp and realign them. Also if your fence has a gate, make sure the hinges are oiled and the screws are tightened.
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