Installation of an aluminum fence around your yard is a good way to spruce up your yard while providing security for your children and pets. But with an aluminum fence comes the responsibility of keeping up its appearance and maintaining its exterior. Here are some tips to help you keep up the look and condition of your aluminum fence:
Install a Concrete Border Base
After your aluminum fence has been installed in your yard for a season, it may begin to have weed growth come up through the soil or lawn below the fence's foundation. As weeds and grasses grow under the fence, they can be difficult to keep clear by hand pulling, and it is recommended to not use a weed trimmer at the base of your fence, as it can damage the finish of the metal.
To prevent the base of your fence from becoming overgrown with weeds, you can install a concrete or stone border below the foundation of your fence. By hiring a professional concrete company, they can install a concrete border around the perimeter of your yard and fence.This prevents weed growth and also improves the look of your yard, as it creates a uniform appearance.
Clean Your Fence
Keeping your aluminum fence clean and free of debris from dirt, bugs, bird droppings, and other outside debris will keep it looking nice. Periodically you should spray the surface of the fence with your garden hose or a pressure washer to clean it. This will remove residues from mowing your lawn or application of fertilizers or bug spray.
When your fence has collected any bug stains or bird droppings, you will need to use a more aggressive cleaning process. Add some warm water and a few squirts of liquid dish soap into a bucket, applying it onto the residue-covered fence with a sponge or cloth. To remove tree sap from your fence, apply some adhesive cleaner, such as Goo Gone, to a rag and rub it onto the spot. If you don't have an adhesive cleaner, you can use cooking oil.
After you have removed the stuck-on debris, rinse it clean with your garden hose or pressure washer. Be sure to rinse from the bottom to the top of your fence, then back down to the bottom again. This ensures that all the debris and detergent is rinsed from your fence.
Use these tips to keep your aluminum fence in good condition and an attractive feature in your yard. Contact a company like Carter Fence Co for more information and assistance.