Some tips about vinyl…

Many times our Central Oregon customers ask questions regarding the care and mantencance of vinyl fencing.  For the most part, once your vinyl fence is installed, caring for it and maintaining it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort.

Vinyl fencing is pretty easy to maintain.  It usually needs a bit of cleaning here and there and that’s about it.  Your vinyl fence may pick up some dirt after a rain storm, or some slight staining and debris after you mow or weed eat your lawn next to it.  In most cases a quick spray with your garden hose will take care of it.  For stains that are a little bit more stubborn, a simple solution of soap and water combined with some good old fashioned elbow grease and a sponge should do the trick.  Now here’s a little tip, not all soaps and cleansers are vinyl safe but if you use a soap that is environmentally safe, it will likely be vinyl safe as well.  There are also some cleaning solutions out there that are made specifically for cleaning vinyl, or vinyl fences.  Mainly, you want to avoid using any cleaning agents that are too harsh, and certainly nothing abrasive.

Keep your weed burning activities well away from your vinyl fence
You'll want to keep your weed burning activities well away from your vinyl fence!
Now, while cleaning is pretty simple there are a few things you want to avoid when it comes to vinyl fencing.  Some seem pretty self explanatory but trust us, after all the years we’ve been putting up fences in Central Oregon we’ve seen it all.  So here goes with a few never dos…  Never drill or cut any holes in your vinyl fence as this could void any warranty you may have.  Never paint your vinyl fence for the same reason.  Keep your barbecue grill a safe distance away, and avoid hanging items that are too heavy from your fence such as large hanging flower baskets or planters.  And I know this one seems obvious but if you use a burner to torch the weeds around your place, steer well clear of your vinyl fence.  With all the farming and ranching around Bend, Redmond, Madras, and Prineville using flames to control weeds and burn the previous years dead growth is pretty common.  Open flames and vinyl fences don’t mix well!

Hope you found something helpful in this.  And just give us a call if you ever have any questions!  Remember we serve all of Central Oregon including Bend, Redmond, Madras, Sunriver, Lapine, Prineville and everywhere in between!

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