Water damage to your vinyl fence is rare, but not completely impossible. Vinyl is actually used and preferred because of its durability, beautiful finish, and extremely low maintenance. So even the idea of water damage is hard to consider; but it’s not completely out of the question. One of the only issues vinyl might have is water damage from rain, morning, dew, sprinklers, etc. While it’s not a common issue, it can happen if something happens during the installation process. It is important to have your fence installed by a professional who knows the complete ins and outs of a fence installation. Tek-Rail Inc. can help you every step of the way with your fence process, and we’re here to help you with any questions. Here’s how to spot if your vinyl is experiencing water damage.
• Check the Flow: The first step is to figure out where the water is coming from, and why it’s a problem. From the storm water drainage to the sprinkler system, take note as to where the runoff is coming from and where it is going. You might need to redirect the water away from the fence to avoid any additional damage.
• Check for Protection: Even with how durable vinyl is, an additional protective layer can be added. This is a waterproof barrier that’s added to the surface to help deflect the water away from the vinyl.
• Repair and Replace: Unlike wood, where insects and wood rot can easily spread to several panels, any damage to vinyl stays in one area. Usually, it’s an isolated issue to a panel, a couple of rails, or a post. Once the water that caused the damage is averted, those sections can be repaired or replaced without having to reinstall a brand new fence.
• Hire a Professional Installer: When you hire a professional company like Tek-Rail Inc. we can guarantee you’ll be getting quality service. We work with you to figure out the best area to install your fence. We also walk you through the best way to care for your brand new fence, including dealing with extra water!
If you’re ready to take back your property and have a brand new fence installed, contact us today!