If your old wood fence is looking a little weather-beaten, it's time for a new fence. If you live in a region that experiences severe weather patterns throughout the year – including extreme heat, cold, or heavy rains, you might want to consider vinyl for your next fence. Vinyl fencing can stand up to all types of severe weather patterns. In order to keep your vinyl fencing looking brand-new, you will need to provide it with some routine maintenance. Here are three simple steps to keep your new vinyl fence looking as beautiful as the day you installed it.
Rinse Off the Dirt
Your vinyl fence will get dirty from time to time, especially during the rainy season. Dirt can splash up against the vinyl, leaving it with a fresh coat of mud. Once the mud dries, you'll have to scrub your fence to remove it. The best way to keep your fence in pristine condition and avoid scrubbing after every rain storm is to rinse it off with your garden hose. Attach a power nozzle to your garden hose and wash away the mud before it gets a chance to dry.
Scrub Off the Stains
If you have grass planted near your vinyl fence, you could notice grass stains along the bottom edge. The stains will be particularly noticeable after you mow your lawn. You don't have to live with the stains. If your vinyl fence develops stains, simply apply a small amount of a grease-cutting dish detergent to a green cleansing pad and scrub away the stains. Once you've scrubbed away the stains, use your garden hose to rinse your fence. You can repeat the process whenever you notice a stain. For particularly stubborn stains, spritz the area with a laundry stain remover.
Wash Away the Fungus
If you live in a region that experiences significant rainfall or humidity, your vinyl fence may develop an occasional growth of mold. Washing your fence once a month with your garden sprayer will remove the problem. Fill your garden sprayer with warm water and add about a cup of liquid bleach. Spray the mold with the cleaning solution and allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Rinse the area with fresh water and allow it to air dry. Repeat the application whenever necessary.
Now that you've decided on a new vinyl fence, use the care instructions provided here to keep it looking clean and fresh. For other tips, be sure to talk to a fence contractor at a company like Crown Fence Co.