Fence Defense: Taking Care of Your Vinyl FencingPosted: October 10, 2013
Vinyl is considered one of the most ideal fencing materials for various reasons. For one, vinyl doesn’t warp like wood when exposed to extreme temperatures. Vinyl is also a pretty sturdy material, and won’t splinter like its wooden counterparts—certainly a plus factor for households with children. However, for all its versatility, vinyl still collects dirt and stains, and will need cleaning every now and then.
Due to being exposed to the elements on a constant basis, vinyl fencing accumulates dirt, stains, and the occasional bio matter. Thankfully, property owners can easily clean stubborn filth with a water and detergent solution. Unlike wood, which is a porous material, vinyl easily wards off stains and is, thus, easier to clean. Additionally, vinyl fences don’t need to be repainted, which can result in significant cost and time savings.
Aside from the occasional mud and whatnot, vinyl fences also play host to mildew at times. Mildew growth is common in humid and warm regions, which provide the perfect conditions for molds to thrive. Folks living in such places will need to religiously tend to their fencing and be on the lookout for mildew. To get rid of stains that are too difficult to remove using normal means, homeowners can turn to professional cleaning services.