Vinyl fences are becoming increasingly popular for both residential and commercial properties. These low-maintenance fences are both beautiful and practical. They offer plenty of privacy and will stand up to the most intense of Florida’s heat waves and stormy seasons. In general, there is no better privacy fencing option if you’re looking for longevity over price.
While vinyl fencing is incredibly practical, it will still need some preventative care over time. To properly maintain your vinyl fence, you’ll need:
- An all-purpose cleaner – For cleaning off dirt, most vinyl fences will respond to an all-purpose cleaner or detergent. You can even use vinegar as your cleaner, as this fencing material is highly durable and resistant to stains. By applying the cleaner to the fence, you can easily remove dirt and grime with a sponge.
- Garden hose – after applying our gentle cleaner, you’ll want to spray your vinyl fence with a garden hose to remove residue and keep it looking clean. You don’t even need a pressure washer for this type of fencing because dirt is so easily removed.
- Specialized vinyl solvent – For tougher stains, you’ll want a specific vinyl fence cleaner. Occasionally vinyl will develop stains from grass or grime and will need a more intense cleaning. By purchasing one of these cleaners immediately after installation, you’ll never have to worry about fighting emergency stains.
- Lubricant – Having a lubricant or WD-40 handy will help prevent your fence joints, locks, and gates from getting stiff. These parts are typically made of metal and can get stiff over time. By applying a lubricant, you will prevent unnecessary repairs to your fencing.
At FloriFence, we help our customers prepare for the long-term care of their fencing. The better you maintain your vinyl fence now, the fewer repairs you’ll have to pay for down the road. To learn more about vinyl fencing repairs and installations, contact us today!