Top Tips for Taking Care of Any Type of Fence
Posted June 30, 2021 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.
Getting a fence installed is exciting, but once it is installed, maintaining is the next step. In order to truly get the most out of it, caring for it is essential. At Sierra Structures, we offer a variety of different fence options and materials, and we want to make sure that our customers know how to maintain each type of fence they have purchased.
Here are some tips for taking care of different fence styles:
● Privacy and Picket Fences: Privacy and picket fences are usually going to be made out of wood and when taking care of them, it’s all about maintaining the integrity of the wood. The best way to look out for it is by making sure plants and bushes are not growing on it. Having plants grow on the fence adds extra pressure which can lead to insect infestations and affect the moisture content of the wood. Washing down the fence with a garden hose or power wash can be beneficial if there is any dirt or debris but make sure the fence stays out of range of any sprinkler systems.
● Chain Link and Ornamental Fences: An important part of maintaining a chain link or ornamental fence is preventative maintenance. Walking alongside the fence once a month to make sure there are no issues will help in the long run, so a small problem doesn’t become a large one. While walking through make sure to be cleaning up the fence by using a garden hose to remove any built-up dirt or debris. If rust does appear on the fence, using brand name rust removers will do the trick to combat that issue.
● Vinyl Fence: When taking care of a vinyl fence, the best thing that can be done is to use a garden hose or power wash to clean the surface. If any stains arise, a gentle bleach-based cleaner or a magic eraser can do the trick to remove them. Just make sure to only use the bleach-based cleaner on white vinyl fences only.
No matter what type of fence you may end up getting, the maintenance should be fairly simple. It is all about knowing how to properly care for it so that your fence can be fully enjoyed for years to come. Contact Sierra Structures with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!