If you want to have a durable exterior material that lasts for years with little maintenance, vinyl fence is one of the best materials. Vinyl is a durable and affordable fence material, but it is going to need some maintenance, such as an occasional cleaning. You may also need to be a few repairs to fence over the years. Here are a few tips that will help you with vinyl fence care and maintenance for a material that lasts for years:
1. Cleaning to Prevent Discoloration and Fading of Vinyl Fence
Over the years, vinyl fencing can fade or become discolored. This problem is worse in areas where your fence gets more sun or where it is close to the ground. For areas where the fence is lower, use ground cover to prevent splash-up that stains fence. For direct sunlight, use a vinyl cleaning product that includes UV protection. Clean the fence regularly to keep it free of dirt that can cause staining and discoloration.
2. Protecting Vinyl from Exposure to Sun and Harsh Weather
In areas where your vinyl is exposed to direct sunlight, try cleaning and applying a vinyl UV protector more often. You may also want to consider landscaping structures that help to block the direct sunlight, such as privacy screens or trellises. Keep plants well-trimmed a safe distance from vinyl fencing to prevent debris from falling on the fence and causing cracks during cold weather. Using a fence with a foam backing will help prevent these problems, as well as add insulation to your home.
3. Repairs to Vinyl Fence Due to Wear, Storm Damage, and Other Causes
Over the years, a vinyl fence can wear and have damage that needs repair, especially in areas with direct sunlight or high traffic. Occasionally, you are going to need to do repairs to your fence, which requires removal of the damaged pieces and installing materials in its place. The repairs are sometimes difficult, so it may be a good idea to contact a fencing service to help. Consider having the damaged fence replaced with newer rigid vinyl fence products, which are more durable and damage-resistant.
These are some tips that will help you ensure your vinyl fence lasts for years. If you need help with the installation or repairs of your vinyl, contact a fence contractor to help ensure your home's exterior lasts for years.
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