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At Allied Fence of Tampa Bay, we are your fencing experts. We install all types of fencing including chainlink, wood, aluminum, PVC and SimTek. Our team also maintains these fences. Our goal is to bring you the perfect fence for your property, so we’ve created a blog that has articles on everything you need to know about fencing. Read it down below.

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  • 08/07/2021 0 Comments
    Tips for Caring for Your PVC Fence

    One of the substantial advantages of PVC fences is their minimal maintenance. It is among the primary reasons homeowners in Florida love them. And, you don't have to worry about strenuous maintenance like painting or treating with pesticides with these fences.

    Although PVC fences are virtually maintenance-free, they still need some tender love and care to keep them looking stunning for years. Learn about these tips for caring for your PVC fence.

    Clean Regularly

    You can keep your fence looking as good as new by cleaning it regularly to get rid of dust, pollen, leaves, and other debris collected on the panels. Use a hose to give the fence a good bath as you water your lawn or kitchen garden.

    If your fence is too big, like a border fence that goes around your home, using a garden hose may not be practical. Instead, utilize a pressure washer to save time and effort. Do not forget to wear safety gear when using a pressure washer and spray water at an angle to avoid etching the fence's surface.

    Remove Stubborn Stains

    Strains have their way to getting even in the strangest places, and your immaculate PVC fence is no different. Stubborn stains can range from dirt spots to kids' pencil drawings and mildew stains after the cold and damp winter season. Mixing water and a mild detergent and using a soft cloth to scrub will remove any stains from your fence and restore its inherent beauty.

    Mold staining can take the form of yellow, green, or black spots. Warm soapy water will eliminate the stains, but you need something stronger like chlorine bleach or vinegar to get rid of mold for good. Notably, when scrubbing off stains on your vinyl fencing, please do not use a scouring pad or an abrasive cleanser; it can scratch or dull your fence's appearance.  

    Trim Overhanging Branches

    Although fences and trees thrive today, overgrown and overhanging branches can threaten a PVC fence's stability and appeal. For example, a rubbing branch can contribute significantly to a fence's wear over time. Similarly, shrubs growing against the fence can cause tremendous damage.

    It is advisable to trim the overhanging branches, shrubs, and trees to a level where they don't pose any threat to your fence. Also, collect fallen leaves and branches on your fence before they decompose and leave ugly stains.   

    Inspect Your Fence Often

    As a homeowner, you want your PVC fence to serve you for a long time and get a return on investment. As such, it would help if you inspect your fence now and then, preferably at the end of every season.

    Check the fence posts, horizontal rails, and panels. Look out for any leaning or wobbly posts and lose connections between fencing panels and posts. Do not forget to watch out for loose or broken metal connectors. Lastly, examine the gates to ensure they are stable and functional.        

    Repair any Damage

    While PVC fences are strong and long-lasting, they are not immune to damage. A heavy object like a mower or fallen branch can damage your fence. Once you notice a sign of damage, it is best to repair it immediately. Depending on the degree of damage, you can fix it yourself or contact a professional to help you.

    PVC fences are functional, aesthetically appealing, durable, and versatile. Also, they stand out among other fencing materials with their ultralow maintenance. Nevertheless, while PVC fences require minimal maintenance, they are not maintenance-free and need constant care to retain their spanking-new appearance and last for long.

    Contact Allied Fence of Tampa Bay for any questions concerning caring for your PVC fence. We offer high-quality PVC fence installation, so you enjoy the durability, attractiveness, and low maintenance of PVC.  

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  • 14/06/2021 0 Comments
    3 Tips for Making a New Fence Part of Your Landscape

    If you want an excellent practical upgrade that can add value to your home, then few options are as cost-effective as fencing. While fencing for privacy is a popular option, many types of fencing are available, and you have many uses for these outdoor structures throughout your yard. Choosing the best fencing for your needs will help it better fit your home's existing aesthetic.

    You can go one step farther, however. Considering your existing landscape as you choose your fence allows you to integrate your fence with your landscape and make it an essential element of your home's curb appeal. These three tips will help you blend your fence into your yard and prove that these functional structures can be beautiful as well. 

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  • 14/01/2021 0 Comments
    5 Applications for Aluminum Fencing in Your Yard

    Aluminum fencing can be a great option for your front yard, backyard, and garden, depending on what style and height of fencing you choose. Its versatility and longevity recommend it for a variety of uses in the sunny, humid Florida climate.

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  • 22/12/2020 0 Comments
    4 Aluminum Fence Misconceptions

    While you have many residential fence material options, aluminum is a great choice for many reasons. Aluminum fences require very little maintenance, and some aluminum fence types, such as those made from tubular aluminum, can last a lifetime without the need for repairs. In addition, this fence material is very lightweight, which makes installation easier.

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  • 21/10/2020 0 Comments
    5 Reasons to Choose a PVC Picket Fence Over a Wooden One

    For decades, picket fences were traditionally wooden. But nowadays, PVC or vinyl has become a popular material for picket fences. PVC has just the right attributes to fare well in Florida. And when you compare PVC picket fencing to wooden picket fencing, PVC fencing is superior in several ways.

    Discover just some of the reasons Florida homeowners often choose PVC fencing over wooden fencing.

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  • 30/09/2020 0 Comments
    Fencing Options During Hurricane Season

    With a couple of significant hurricanes already passing through 2020, you may want to consider how to protect your household from damage during torrential storms. There are certain disasters that no one can avoid, but most of the time, you can take steps to mitigate the harm a storm might do if you act with plenty of time to spare and invest in the right safety measures.

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  • 28/07/2020 0 Comments
    Why Aluminum Fencing Is Ideal in Florida

    Fencing in Florida should be robust. This is because Florida has a unique blend of sun, salt, moisture and heat — all of which can damage fencing. Aluminum fencing might not be as hard or as strong as steel fencing, but it is better suited to properties in Florida.

    Aluminum fencing can stand up to Florida's challenging environment with ease. If you are wondering if aluminum fencing is right for you, look at these interesting benefits.

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  • 20/07/2020 0 Comments
    Security Features of Different Types of Fences

    Many homeowners install fences for a variety of reasons, and installing any type of fence has its own benefits, such as defining your property. However, fences need to also be secure to keep strangers out and keep your kids and pets in.

    With so many types of fences to choose from, however, you may not know which is right for you. If you need a new fence and want good security features, check out these three common types of fences and what security features they offer.

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