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Tips to Take Care of Your Aluminum Fence

Tips to take care of your Aluminum Fence

At Premier Fence Fort Mill, our aluminum fences are one of our most popular fences. They are a great choice if you’re looking for a fence that requires relatively low maintenance and a long life.

Once your aluminum fence is installed, it is crucial to understand how to maintain your new aluminum fence to keep it looking great for years to come.

Premier Fence offers these tips to maintain aluminum fences:

Aluminum Fence Maintenance

Regular Cleaning: This is one of the most important tips to maintain aluminum fences. If the fence isn’t very dirty, hosing it off with plain water will work fine.

For thorough cleaning, wash your fence with a mild soap solution, then hose it off with plain water, taking care to get all the soapy residue removed.

For stubborn stains, pollen, rust, mold, or algae, scrubs stains with a soft-bristled brush, soapy water, or a commercial aluminum fence cleaner, then rinse with water.

Conditions that require regular cleaning

  • If your aluminum fence is near a pool or hot tub, clean it often to remove chlorine and other chemicals.

  • If your fence is near a road and you live in an area that gets a lot of snow and ice, regularly clean to remove road salt.

  • If your fence is in a heavily wooded area, clean leaves and debris and rinse regularly to prevent mold and algae growth.

Inspect for Damage: Checking your fence for damage like loose, rusty screws, bent or broken slats, rotting posts, bent/broken nails, and graffiti or spray paint should be done regularly.

If you experience damage from graffiti or paint, remove it with paint thinner or a commercial graffiti remover.

Oil hinges and hardware to prevent rust or sticking with light oil or WD-40.

Fix any damage immediately so it doesn’t spread or worsen from neglect.

Wax your vinyl fence: Waxing your fence once a year will protect it from fading and add a bright, shiny finish. Use high-quality car wax or commercial fence wax. Apply in a thin layer and let dry for 3-4 hours to cure.

Trim encroaching vegetation: Trimming your bushes and landscaping will allow air to flow around your fence and reduce mold and mildew growth to keep your fence looking better longer.

The Advantages of a Fence company performing your yearly maintenance

All our tips to maintain aluminum fences are easy, but they are time-consuming. There are many advantages to using a professional fence company to do your maintenance work.

  • The experience and expertise of a professional fence company mean they know how to use the right products that will adequately clean your aluminum fence without damaging the fence or its finish.

  • They have the equipment to clean large expanses of fence and get into all the nooks, crannies, and hard-to-reach spaces. Power washers, safety equipment, and goggles are all items they have that you won’t have to purchase.

  • A fence company will properly dispose of used water and debris properly without you having to worry about it.

  • They understand how to apply wax properly, curing time, and buffing for your type of fence.

  • A company like Premier Fence Fort Mill will save you a lot of time so you can do other things. Regular maintenance service is surprisingly affordable and worth consideration.

  • Their work is guaranteed—no worries about if the job is done right. A professional company will ensure it is correct; if not, do what it takes to make it right.

Aluminum fencing is an excellent option for strong, durable, stylish fencing, and easy to care for. Contact Premier Fence Fort Mill for more information or to schedule a free estimate.

We’re here to help you with all your fencing needs.

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