Just like your siding or roof, a clean fence can drastically enhance your home’s curb appeal.
When the surface becomes dirty with mold or algae, it may seem to the homeowner that the time has come to replace pieces or install an entirely new fence, but getting the structure professionally cleaned is a far more time-efficient and money-saving option.
Often the build-up of mildew and dark stains are caused by inclement weather or particularly shady areas of the property that provide little sunlight to the fence. This can make your normally white vinyl fence appear green and moldy, or your wooden pickets look unappealing with dark stains. Fortunately, this discoloration can often be remedied with a professional soft wash solution.
Aluminum or Wrought Iron Fence
Stone Wall Fence
Are you noticing that your beautiful wooden fence is turning green? This is often due to green algae, mold, or mildew. If your fence is located in a shaded or moist location, or if it’s surrounded by trees, shrubs, or plant life, then it’s much more susceptible to the growth of this bacteria. If left untreated, this algae can begin to spread at a rapid rate and cause the wood to deteriorate and even split. If your fence butts up against your home or a shed, then it’s likely the mildew will spread to those areas over time as well.
Luckily, it’s relatively easy to remove the algae from your fence. With a simple cleaning solution, professional soft washing equipment, and a little elbow grease, the experts at Gulf2Bay SoftWash can effectively eliminate these green stains, and safely kill the bacteria at the root to prevent its immediate return.
Once we’ve completed soft washing your wooden fence, applying a stain finish to the surface will create an additional layer of protection against green algae and mildew. It’s important to ensure that the area is clear of all dirt and the material is thoroughly cleaned before applying the stain, or else any imperfections will be trapped underneath the finish. If you would like a consultation or to view some different stain options, contact Gulf2Bay SoftWash today!
Paver Cleaning & Sealing
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Monday - Friday
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