Vinyl is well-known for its minimal maintenance needs, making it ideal for siding and fencing. Keep in mind that vinyl fences and siding still need to be maintained occasionally. Remember: Low-maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. However, don’t forget that improper maintenance is just as bad as not maintaining your fences at all.
To help you make sure your vinyl fencing stays in good condition, here are some quick maintenance tips:
Use Mild Soap to Clean Vinyl Fencing
Dirt can accumulate the surface of your vinyl fences over time. Luckily, they can be easily wiped off with a damp rag and a mild cleaning solution. What about commercial cleaning solutions? As a rule of thumb, it’s best to stick to using a mild cleaning solution, unless you’re dealing with particularly stubborn stains. If the stains won’t come off easily, you can use a plastic-safe degreaser or a non-abrasive cleaning solution.
Use a Hose Occasionally
It’s faster to use a water hose to wash off grass clippings and fertilizer off your fence. But you should only do so occasionally. If the water pressure is too high, the water might knock down your fence or compromise its stability. The same goes for cleaning windows; you need to make sure the water pressure isn’t too high. Otherwise, the window frame and other parts of your exterior might get damaged.
Oil Your Gate’s Hinges Every Year
You should also occasionally oil your fence gate’s hinges to make sure they don’t get stuck. Don’t forget to tighten your gate’s screws as well.
Keep the Fence Gates Locked
Strong winds can push open an unlocked gate, causing it to swing back and forth. Over time, this can loosen the gate’s screws. That’s why you need to secure your gate with a lock or latch.
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