Fence maintenance is essential for keeping your property secured and looking its best. Depending on the type of fencing you have, it will require different maintenance techniques. But even with low-maintenance fencing materials, there are some key things that you should keep in mind to ensure your fence will continue looking great for longer. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining each type of fence material.
Wood fences are one of the most traditional and classic types of fencing. They come in a variety of styles and stains to suit many different landscapes. Wood fencing requires a little elbow grease to maintain its style for years to come. It is best to clean your wood fence at least once a year. You can purchase a specially formulated fence cleaner from your local home improvement store, or you can use soap and water. A long-handled brush or pressure washer will help you wash the fence from top to bottom. You can also consider staining your fence every two to five years. Applying special stains to your wood fences protects them from the effects of sun and rain exposure.
Vinyl has become an increasingly popular fencing option because of its low maintenance and a wide variety of colors and styles. Vinyl won’t crack, splinter, warp, or rot like wood might, and it won’t rust how metal fencing might. To maintain your vinyl fence, you should clean it every year. First, use a specially formulated solution to clean vinyl and apply it using a brush with stiff bristles. Then rinse it with a garden hose or pressure washer.
Chain link fences are generally easy and quick to maintain. All you need to do is clean it with soap and water or a pressure washer. The biggest issue you will want to avoid with your chain link fence is rust. Spraying the fence with a rust-resistant coating each year will significantly increase its longevity and keep it looking as good as new.
Wrought Iron Fencing
Just like chain link fences, wrought iron’s biggest enemy is rust. So regularly inspecting and removing any signs of rust from your fence is the first step in keeping your fence looking new. It is a good idea to apply a protective coat of wax to an iron fence regularly to ward off rust. If your fence is exposed to exceptionally high amounts of moisture, you may also want to apply a protective sealant.
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