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Fences  /  June 20, 2019

The 5 Ways You Can Maintain Your Vinyl Fence

When installing a fence in your home, vinyl will likely be one of your top choices. After all, it’s the less costly option, can withstand extreme weather and is easy to install. In addition, it has a range of appearance options, which make a lack of aesthetic appeal a worry of the past. Apart from those benefits, vinyl fencing is non-toxic and recyclable. So, even if you do need to get rid of it, you’ll still be doing your part for the environment.

However, you can only get most out of these benefits if you take proper care of your fence. In this post, Handyman Connection® of Eden Prairie explains four ways you can maintain your home’s vinyl fence.

  1. Cleaning – The first step toward maintaining your vinyl fence is by giving it proper cleaning every now and then. Most dirt can be washed off with a simple solution of water and mild soap while heavier stains can be dealt with using any non-toxic household cleaner.

  1. Adjust the Gate – Every spring, take steps to adjust your vinyl fence to maximize its lifespan. These adjustments and leveling are normal care requirements so it’s your responsibility to handle them. If you don’t have the time or the expertise to do so, look to our professionals at Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie.

  1. Oiling – To ensure your fence can open and close smoothly, oil the hinges, and tighten the screws at least once a year. Due to weather changes, the gate’s hinges may rust and damage the fence, creating noise whenever you open or close it. This is why oiling your gate hinges is vital to keeping your fence’s gate rust-free.

  1. Prevent Swinging – Despite its durability, strong winds can cause your vinyl fence to damage itself if it’s not secured with a latch. The wind can make your gate swing wildly so lock it if no one else will be entering – especially during a storm or any weather event, where strong winds are guaranteed. Deter your children from turning the fence into a toy and swinging on the gate since they can not only damage the gate, but injure themselves as well.

Turn to Handyman Connection of Eden Prairie for your home improvement needs. We are your leading provider of plumbing and fence installation services. Give us a call at (952) 777-4875, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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