Nowadays, vinyl fence installation is becoming more popular in residential homes. The merits are certainly there, with vinyl fencing being a great addition to any yard. With its rugged yet aesthetically pleasing looks, and the long-lasting toughness that it brings, vinyl fencing is definitely a top choice for anyone looking to spice up their yard.

While the material is not susceptible to rotting, splintering, warping, or even play host to pests, it is essential to remember to clean and maintain the fencing properly. This is especially important in climates where there are the full four seasons. By ensuring that your vinyl fencing is cleaned and maintained all the time, you will be saving yourself time and money in the future.

In order to give your vinyl fencing a longer lifespan and help make your yard look good, here are some ways you can go about cleaning and maintaining the newest addition to the yard.

Ways To Clean and Maintain Vinyl Fencing

Despite its hardiness and general durability, you have to remember that your vinyl fencing can still be sensitive to certain chemical cleaners such as bleach. Otherwise, it is perfectly well-placed to reap the benefits of other cleaning agents that you might have in mind.

Hosing It Down

For a light cleaning, you can just use your garden hose to spray your vinyl fencing with water. The likes of dirt, pollen, dust, or potential chalky residue can be gotten rid of with just a powerful stream of water. If you require a more comprehensive clean, try using a sponge with warm, soapy water. That will work well for most cases.

Another alternative is to use a pressure washer. Be wary of the different kinds that you may have access to, each comes with different specifications and abilities. 

Consider pressure washers with the range of 2,000 to 2,800 PSI, this will give you the right amount of pressure to help you give the vinyl fencing a good wash.

Getting Into Cracks And Crevices

In addition to the basic cleaning, you might want to get real deep into the cracks and crevices that may have appeared in your vinyl fencing. This is where a simple cleaning solution can be really helpful. 

Just combine a bucket of warm water with a small amount of dish soap or cleaning agent, get it all sudsy, and use a towel or dishcloth to soak it all in and scrub the fence with. This should help you get the more stubborn stains out, and give the vinyl fencing a new shine yet again.

In the case of more stubborn stains, such as mold, you will need the help of a specialized cleaner. There are many different kinds out there, and can help with specific problems such as iron stains or mold. Find what you need, and get to work. Otherwise, consider using a xylene cleaner, it should work wonders for all kinds of tough stains.

Last Resort

This will likely be your last option if everything else does not work. Bleach, by itself, can cause harm to the vinyl fencing. However, if you water it down before using it to clean, it should still be able to provide a good clean without causing damage to your fencing. If you have a non-white vinyl fencing in place, then bleach should definitely not be on your list.

Regular Maintenance 

Instead of worrying about tough stains that may appear down the line, have a maintenance routine in place to give yourself the best shot at keeping things neat and tidy. Be sure to give your fencing a good spray every week, as well as a nice soapy wash every few weeks. This will keep you safe from potentially damaging and tougher stains in the future. There are also protective coatings to look into, especially against mold.


There are certainly many different ways one can go about keeping vinyl fencing clean and presentable. The more you know about what to do, the better chances you will have in maintaining your fencing. Try out the solutions above, and you will be surprised at how much time and effort you can save yourself in the future.

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Customer Reviews

Alyse Perfetto 09/05/2020

From start to finish, working with this company was a pleasure. The salesman Tyler was very knowledgeable. From the time we had the consultation to the finished product was about a month which was faster than I anticipated. The installers were also very efficient and friendly. They didn’t even mind when I had to let my dogs out in the yard. Overall it was a great experience and my fence looks great. Thank you.

Jesse 06/22/2020

Steve and company were great. Reasonable price was worth every penny. Answered all questions and went above and beyond to make the fence look great. Could not be happier with process and results.

Dan Sealock 07/20/2020

Steve was very helpful thru the entire process, he stayed in contact with me and if he didn’t answer my phone call he quickly returned my call. The job was so well done several neighbor are now requesting estimates from Steve.

Daniel Healy 02/12/2020

Everyone I dealt with is an expert in their job. This made the process very smooth and transparent. They answered all of my questions immediately and patiently. There were zero surprises. The whole thing went like clockwork.

I confidently recommend them to anyone who is interested in having a fence installed.

Alex potter 12/12/2019

These guys are awesome from start to end. He was very professional with us and gave us exactly what we wanted from our modern style front fencing. He provided fast response and solid communication. The workers were polite and did an amazing job. We only had the fence for less than a week and plenty of compliments from neighbors and family. Will definitely go with them again for our backyard fence and other future needs. Highly Recommended!

Francis Brewer 09/12/2019

Absolutely incredible experience. Everything from the initial sales call, the options they offered compared to their competition and all the way until paying the bill was absolutely perfect. Good people, very considerate of all our plants and very attentive to our needs. Hi integrity. They built a fence that will be here for more years then we will be in this house. But if we ever need another one we will certainly call them again.

Wilma Knight 09/12/2019

Bart just completed a good neighbor fence for me and I am so pleased and impressed with his work. Instead of just putting up a straight fence, he staggered the height giving the fence just a little extra beauty and interest. That combined with his reasonable pricing has left me feeling very satisfied and confident that I have a great vendor to go to next time I need fence work done. He is very pleasant to deal with.