As homeowners, we don’t like to think about the lifecycle of our big investments, but, as they say, everything must come to an end – even your new vinyl fence. However, you have quite a ways to go before you have to worry about replacement. For now, repairs will be your biggest concern. While the average wood fence lasts 20 years, a vinyl fence can last much longer with regular maintenance…but where do you start?
Frequently Asked Questions about Vinyl Fence Repair
While a vinyl fence requires minimal maintenance, it does require some maintenance, including occasional repairs.
If a Vinyl Fence Is Cracked or Has a Hole, Does It Need to Be Replaced?
Well, that depends. How severe is the cracking or hole? Small cracks and holes can be easily repaired by the average homeowner. Larger issues may require the replacing of a part or section of the fence.
What Materials Are Needed to Repair a Vinyl Fence?
Before doing anything else, thoroughly clean the fence using your garden hose and a household cleaner if need be. When the fence has dried, repair the small hole or crack using PVC (polyvinyl chloride) glue. This adhesive material will fill in the affected area and help your fence look as good as new…or close to it.
Larger cracks are a different story.
When a Vinyl Fence Is Repaired, Is It as Strong as It Was Before?
Quite frankly, no. Unless the damaged portion is completely replaced, it will never be as strong and durable as it once was.
Do I Need a Building Permit?
Larger projects may require you tp pull a building permit. Always check with your local authorities before beginning any major home improvement project.
A Vinyl Fence Specialist in Frederick, Maryland
Albaugh & Sons is a family business specializing in the installation of fences of every shape and size, short or tall, wood or vinyl, picket or privacy. Our residential fencing experience is unmatched and our approach is professional and honest.
The estimate you receive for your deck is not only competitive; it is extremely accurate. You will not encounter hidden charges or “extras.”
If you are looking for a Vinyl Fence Specialist in Frederick, Maryland, you’ve come to the right place! Please contact Albaugh & Sons at 301-964-9379. We are based in Frederick, Maryland and service all of Frederick County and parts of Washington and Carroll counties.