When it comes to fencing in Southwest Florida, wood isn’t the only option and with good reason. These days, a typical home in Fort Myers, Cape Coral or Estero is more likely to have a vinyl fence than wooden. Vinyl fencing is becoming an increasingly popular choice in throughout Florida and the Southeastern states in general. It’s easy to see why. Vinyl fencing has more flexibility than wood, meaning it has greater resistance to the high-force winds that occur during a tropical storm or hurricane. A vinyl fence will never rot, splinter, warp or crack either. They are insect-proof and never need to be painted or stained. Vinyl fence also will not corrode due to the elements, which can happen with a metal fence. Plastic and vinyl fencing also is typically cheaper to install and maintain than other fencing materials as well.
As you can see, vinyl fencing is promoted as being maintenance-free… but is it really? Not if you want it to look fantastic season after season. If you have vinyl siding on your home, you know you need to have it cleaned to maintain it looking like new. After all, dirt, dust, pollen and a chalky residue from mosquito spraying in the area can have it looking dingy in no time. Other elements such as grass clippings getting stuck to the fence after mowing can both stain your fence and feed other biological staining agents. For this same reason, you should cut back trees, bushes and vines that grow next to or on your fence as these can also cause moisture spots and staining.
The biggest risk for plastic fencing is the accumulation of mold and algae, which can lead to your fence appearing to have an unsightly green coating, or to have yellow or black spots on it. This is particularly vexing given that most people choose white for their vinyl fence color. Left unaddressed, that green coating on the surface of your plastic fence can become a permanent stain. Meanwhile, the heat, humidity, and high moisture of the Fort Myers climate create a perfect storm of sorts for these substances to accumulate on your plastic fence. Our Biowash solution gets rid of mold, mildew and algae without harming any of the plants you may have surrounding your fence. By having us come out to professionally wash your vinyl fence you will be sure that nothing permanently stains it and can prevent a small problem from becoming long-term damage. Contact us at Underpressure Cleaning and Sealing Services for a free quote or consultation.