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3 Tips for Maintaining Your Vinyl Fence


vinyl fence in backyard lane

Vinyl fences are becoming increasingly popular in neighbourhoods across the country, and for good reason. First of all, they’re weather and pest-resistant. Unlike wood, vinyl won’t rot, splinter, warp or crack. Although vinyl fencing can look new for years with minimal upkeep, you can do a few regular maintenance tasks at home to ensure your vinyl fence lasts as long as possible.


1. Keep it clean

Over time, dirt, dust and pollen can build up on your vinyl fence, making it look dull and drab. It’s good practice to clean your fence at least once a year to prevent it from looking rundown. First, rinse your fence with a garden hose to remove surface grime. Then, use soapy water and a sponge or stiff brush to tackle stubborn stains and scuffs. If your vinyl fence has mould or mildew, a pressure washer or a mixture of diluted bleach or vinegar can restore its brightness.


2. Inspect it for damage

Walk the length of your fence line a few times a year and inspect it for physical damage. Do an up-close inspection of the posts, fence boards and decorative elements like finials. Carry a toolkit with you and fix any issues you discover as you go. This way, you can spot and correct any little problems before they worsen. Even minor damage can quickly become permanent if left untreated.


3. Trim the surrounding foliage

It’s good practice to periodically remove overgrown branches, shrubs and vines on and around your vinyl fence. In addition to giving your property a messy appearance, unkempt greenery can scratch or dent the vinyl, compromising its structural integrity. Moreover, aggressive tree root growth can harm your fence, buckling it or pushing the posts out of alignment.


At Duraguard Fence Ltd., we carry durable, low-maintenance vinyl fencing components in various colours, heights and styles, as well as DIY vinyl fence packages. You can control how much privacy you want with attractive open- and closed-picket designs. Our team can help you find a vinyl fence that fits your budget, meets your security needs and delights your sense of style.


Vinyl Fence Experts in Edmonton and Alberta

Duraguard Fence Ltd. is the place to go for an extensive lineup of vinyl fences and gates to beautify and secure your residential property. Our comprehensive installation, maintenance and repair services help you rest assured that you’re in good hands. For more than 30 years, our team has provided custom fencing solutions for clients in Bonnyville, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and throughout Alberta. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.

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