The right fence can not only add beauty and privacy to your home but also value, financially. Thus, after your fence installation, it is extremely important to properly care for and maintain your fence. Being that PVC / vinyl fencing is one of the most popular fencing products out there, today we are going to give you easy to follow steps for cleaning, maintaining, and protecting your vinyl fence so that it lasts you a lifetime!
The best part about vinyl fences is that they are virtually maintenance-free and weather-proof. This is when they are compared to wood fences (that can rot) and chain link or aluminum fencing that can rust. Since PVC / vinyl fencing is made from hard plastic, it isn’t prone to the same type of aging. Therefore, caring for your new vinyl fence can be much less of a hassle.
Here are a few tips to keep your new fence looking like great
- Every few months, inspect your fence for cracks. Although vinyl fences are made from hard plastic, tree branches can fall and crack them. If your fence is damaged, make sure to call your trusted fencing contractor to get it fixed right away, before the crack gets any larger.
- Power washing your vinyl fence can be a great way to keep mold, dirt, and debris from gathering on it. During the spring and summer months, spend time making sure your fence is cleaned properly.
- Often times little varmints create holes in fences and, although it’s hard to do with a vinyl fence, it has been done before. Make sure to check your fence for any holes as animals, such as squirrels, bears, and raccoons, can do a lot of damage to a fence.
There you have it – three great tips to help keep your new PVC/ vinyl fence looks brand new and in perfect condition to last a lifetime! If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line, we’re considered one of the best fence companies in NJ!