Care & Maintenance

Care and Maintenance for Vinyl Fences

While CertainTeed vinyl fence resists most common household stains like oil and grease, it will become dirty like any other product that is exposed to atmospheric conditions. Chalk also may accumulate on the surface. This is a normal condition for all pigmented materials that are constantly exposed to sunlight and the elements. Soil, grime and chalk can be removed simply with the help of your garden hose and a bucket of soapy water.

If especially stubborn stains cannot be removed with normal household detergents, request a cleaner from your contractor. Always test cleaner on an inconspicuous area before full use. Mildew may be a problem in some areas. It appears as black spots on surface dirt and usually is first detected in areas not subjected to rainfall, such as under eaves and porch enclosures. For removal, prepare a solution as shown below.

CAUTION: Greater concentrations may cause damage to the vinyl materials.

Mix together:

  • 1/3 cup detergent (Tide®, for example)
  • 2/3 cup trisodium phosphate (Soilax®, for example)
  • 1 quart 5% sodium hypochlorite (Clorox®, for example)
  • 3 quarts of water

If the above solution does not readily remove the mildew spots, request a mildew-type cleaner from your contractor.

The chemical agents referenced herein may be hazardous to the user or to the environment. Be sure to follow all precautions and warnings on the product label and particularly those that may be necessary to prevent personal injury. Please dispose of these chemical agents in a manner prescribed by the manufacturer. If you are unsure how to use or how to dispose of these chemical agents, contact the manufacturer of these products for instructions.

Information sourced from CertainTeed Bufftech Limited Lifetime Waranty.

Care and Maintenance for Gates & Operators

Built strong with steel and aluminum, gates typically require very little attention. An annual check-up is recommended to ensure that your gate operators are functioning properly. We offer qualified technicians to handle the care and maintenance of your operator. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Care and Maintenance for Wooden Fences

For those of you wanting a weathered look to your wooden fence, very little effort is required in care and maintenance. You should ensure that the pickets are still fastened securely to the frame of the fence. If you are thinking about adding a layer of protection by staining the fence we suggest you contact a professional painter. Since paint does not breath as well as stain we recommend customers staying away from this option.

Care and Maintenance for Chainlink & Ornamental

Chainlink and ornamental fences require very minimal work besides washing when they get dirty. Many people love these options because of how minimal the care is. In the event that a chainlink or ornamental fence needs to be washed, soft scrub and/or dish soap is recommended.

For more tips on care, give us a call at (906) 786-1076!