Vinyl fencing is a great alternative to wood fences due to their lower weight and higher resistance. However, vinyl fences require regular upkeep in order to maintain their appearance and structural soundness. Cleaning your vinyl fence is the essential first step in this process and can be done by simply following these steps:
The first step in properly maintaining your vinyl fence is by giving it a good cleaning. To do so, follow these simple steps:
- Use a garden hose or pressure washer to wash the fence from top to bottom with a soap solution
- Allow it to dry
- Apply a clear coat sealant.
Garden hoses and pressure washers aren’t the only ways to clean your fence. You can also use a brush, soap solution, and a good old-fashioned scrubbing!
In addition to regular cleaning, there are several quick fixes that you can do yourself on-site in order to maintain your vinyl fencing:
- Fix any loose or damaged slats using screws
- If the fence has dents in it, fix them by hammering a flat board into the fence
- Remove water from your fence after rains with a squeegee or broom
While those fixes can get you out of trouble on certain days, sometimes you need a professional. However, if caught early enough many fence issues are repairable and you shouldn’t have to replace the damaged portions.
Fence maintenance is essential in order to protect your home from potential structural issues that could arise if the fence was left unattended. Not only will this ensure that your vinyl fence looks its best, but it will also protect your property from potential damage.
If you have any questions or concerns about the maintenance of your vinyl fence, be sure to contact us at Deptford Fence with your concerns. We will be able to further guide you in regards to the upkeep of your property’s fencing needs.