Now that you have your beautiful Vinyl Fence installed, you will need to know the best practices to keep it looking attractive for a lifetime. Here are some instructions on how to achieve this, as well as Frequently Asked Questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Clean My Vinyl Fence?
- On occasion, you may want to spray your fence using a garden hose. This will remove grass clippings, dirt and fertilizer chemicals and keep it looking as new as possible.
- To remove minor stains use soap and water.
- For removal of major stains, use a plastic safe degreaser or a 10:1 water/bleach mixture.
How Will My Vinyl Fence Perform in Hot and Cold Weather Conditions?
- Vinyl becomes less flexible in cold weather. However, unless subjected to unusual or extreme impact, it will not break. It is normal for materials to expand and contract with changes in temperature. Flexibility is common and a benefit of Vinyl Fence, which allows it to maintain its strength and shape. Your fence is engineered to withstand normal changes in temperature and changing climates.
Will My Colored Vinyl Fence Fade?
- Yes, all building products when exposed to sunlight gradually weather over time depending on your climate; this is called normal weathering.
Will My White Vinyl Fence Turn Yellow?
- Any white product will gradually dull or fade over time, but this should not be noticeable to you.
Will My Vinyl Fence Chalk?
- Light chalking is a normal occurrence of all vinyl products. Generally, rainfall or the use of a garden hose will remove most chalking.
Can I Paint My Vinyl Fence?
- There is no reason to paint your fence. Your fence comes in a variety of color choices to satisfy any yard décor. If you decide to paint your fence, you will void the warranty.
Does My Warranty Cover Gate Adjustments?
- Unfortunately, no. Gate adjustments and leveling are normal care and maintenance items that the home owner is responsible for.
To maximize the life of your fence, address these areas:
- Adjust the gate every Spring – as a reminder, gate adjustments and leveling are normal care and maintenance items that the homeowner is responsible for.
- Oil the gate hinges, and tighten the screws once a year.
- Do not let the gate swing in the wind. Keep it secured.
- Deter children from swinging on the gate.
- Re-tamp and realign the loose posts.
- Do not stack or mount any objects or material near your fence.
- Avoid using weed trimmer at the base of the post.