How To Maintain A Vinyl Fence

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How To Maintain A Vinyl Fence

24 June 2016
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Vinyl fencing is known for its affordability, durability and ability to closely resemble other materials. If you want the look of a classic wood fence in your yard but don't want to deal with the upkeep and higher price tag, vinyl fencing may be for you. Vinyl fencing is also made to resemble other popular fencing materials, such as bamboo, iron and chain link, so you'll have a wide variety of styles to choose from.

Once you've determined the vinyl fencing look you want to go with, you'll also have your choice of colors, ranging from traditional white to dark brown or black. This type of fencing is also resistant to outdoor elements such as moisture, as well as termites and other pests.

Although vinyl fencing is long-lasting and strong, you'll still need to maintain and care for it to ensure it looks its best and lasts as long as possible. Following are a few simple tips for maintaining a vinyl fence:

1. Regular Cleaning

Since vinyl fencing is outdoors and exposed to a variety of elements, such as dirt, mud and car exhaust residue, it's important to clean it on a regular basis. Not only will washing the fence make your yard look better, it will prevent unsightly stains from settling into the material.

Once a week, once a month or whenever you feel like it needs to be done, clean the fencing with an eco-friendly dish soap. First, spray the fence with water from a hose equipped with a sprayer attachment to loosen any debris. Then, add a few drops of the soap to a bucket of warm water, and use a soft sponge or rag to wipe the fence down, concentrating on any hard-to-remove spots. Finish the process with another rinse from the hose.

2. Stain Removal 

If a few stubborn stains remain after regular cleaning, fight them with chlorine bleach. Make a mixture of one part bleach to six parts water in a well-ventilated area. Then, put on rubber or Latex gloves and apply the solution to the fence using a sponge. Squeeze any excess liquid out of the sponge before applying it to prevent the solution from dripping onto the ground.

Dip another sponge into clean water to rinse the bleach off of the fence. Avoid using a hose as the chemical solution can be harmful to groundwater. Also, refrain from using abrasive cleansers, which can damage the vinyl.  To learn more about vinyl fencing, contact a company like Mr Fence. 

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All You Need To Know About Fences

My name is James and if you need a fence erected on your property, you'll find all the information you need to know right here on this blog. Last year, my wife Bonnie and I decided to have a fence installed around the perimeter of our property. We didn't know which type of fence would be the best, so we started looking for information about all the different kinds of fencing materials. We studied and discussed various types of fences, including iron, vinyl and wood. After our fence was installed by an area fence contractor, we knew that we had made the right choice. As you read this blog, you'll learn all kinds of information about the various types of fences and I hope that it helps you choose the best one for your needs.