Treating Your New Vinyl Fence Right

Vinyl fence care tips

Congratulations on your new vinyl fence! You probably already know all the perks of vinyl fencing, like its attractiveness and durability. Vinyl is a low-maintenance material that will last years to come, but there are some guidelines that can help you take the best care of it as possible.

Cleaning

It’s a good idea to clean your fence periodically. Not only will it look better, but it will give you a chance to look it over for any issues like cracks. A spray with the garden hose is really all your fence needs for cleaning. However, if you have any extra dirty areas that won’t come clean, just use a mild detergent and rag.

Growing

If you’re considering adding climbing vines to your fence, be careful to choose wisely. Vines that are too heavy or that grow between slats can cause permanent damage to your fence. Flowering vines like honeysuckle are good options. Talk with your garden center or fencing contractor before planting.

Mowing

Machinery is another factor that can potentially cause damage. Be careful with your lawn mower and weed eater and keep them away from the fence. Also, watch for flying debris from those or other machinery, as it can hit the fence. Decorative rocks or flower beds near the fence is a good way to avoid having to mow or weed eat near the vinyl.

Inspecting

Keep an eye on your fence for any potential issues. During the periodic cleaning is a good time to do so, but you should also watch for leaning posts. Oftentimes posts lean near gates, so watch those areas in particular. Call your fencing contractor as soon as you see any leaning.

Have questions about your vinyl fence? Want to learn more about adding it to your property? Henry’s Construction and Treasure Valley Fence can help! Contact us today!