Aluminum Fence Maintenance Tips
Aluminum (or metal) fences require only occasional maintenance and care to keep them looking great and performing optimally. The strength of metal guarantees that the fence will last for many years – possibly much longer than you live at the property. But there are a few basic aluminum fence maintenance tasks you should see.
Cleaning your aluminum fence
Depending on where you live, your fence might attract some dust, dirt, grass clippings and the like over time. All this can be sprayed off with a garden hose.
If your fence has stains, a cleaner such as Formula 409 or Simple Green should take care of them. In cases where your fence has hard water stains, go with a product like CLR (calcium, lime, rust cleaner) and rinse well after applying.
Homes near ocean waters often get salt buildups on their metal fences. Regular spraying with plain water will keep the salt from building up and harming the finish or the metal.
When properly installed, a new metal fence will need very little work in the upcoming years. A few simple fence maintenance and damage-prevention tasks are all you’ll likely have to do. These include:
Aluminum fence repair
Should parts of your fence become damaged by weather events, falling tree branches, vehicle swipes or other unexpected events, you may need to consult with the fencing company that installed the fence or a licensed local fence repair person.
Depending on the nature of the damage, the fence could present a safety risk, particularly for children and animals. Any level of metal fence damage should be repaired as soon as possible by an experienced fencing professional. Fence repair is especially important if your fence serves as a security fence against intruders, a safety fence for kids or a perimeter fence around your pool.
Metal Fencing Benefits
As you can see, there isn’t a lot you need to do to your metal fence to keep it in top shape. This is why more and more homeowners are going with metal/aluminum fencing to secure all or parts of their property and add a gorgeous border around their homes.
Quality aluminum fencing will last for decades, and when installed by experienced fencing contractors, it will maintain its good looks and require a minimal amount of upkeep on your part. Have you been thinking about adding a new aluminum security fence, safety fence or ornamental fence to your property? A Perfect 10 Fencing of Brooksville, FL, has been installing all types, styles and sizes of metal and aluminum fencing since 2004. We’re licensed and bonded fencing contractors, serving Hernando County, Pasco County and Citrus County in west Florida. When not just any fence will do and only a “Perfect 10” fence is good enough, we’re here to help. Call (352) 606-2623 today to talk with an expert about your new fence.