Maintaining Colorbond Fencing

When it comes time to choose what type of fence you are going to install on your property you can’t go wrong with Colorbond. Made from strong steel coated in a weather and scratch resistant range of colours to suit any home Colorbond has been a fixture of the Australian home for years. While Colorbond is manufactured to stand the test of time you should still carry out regular maintenance. Maintaining Colorbond fencing will keep it looking great and ensure its continued longevity.

Simple Tips For Maintaining Colorbond Fence

The first step in getting the most out of your Colorbond fence is to wash it. Avoid using any abrasive materials and take to it with some soap and warm water. Any type of soap will do so long as it’s not a sugar soap. Once you have finished always make sure to rinse with plain water once you are done.

Depending on what is near your fence such as a pool or shrubs and trees can also determine what type of maintenance you need to perform. If your Colorbond fence is near a pool then you will need to watch out for chlorine or salt getting onto the fence. These materials can be corrosive to Colorbond and if you find your fence catching some of the water from your pool you will need to wash down the fence with normal tap water to keep it in optimum condition.

If the fence is near landscaping shrubs or trees then you will need to monitor the growth of these plants to make sure their limbs are not trying to scratch through the coating. As the name suggests Colorbond is a coating applied to steel by bonding them together. This is the reason it can stand up to time and endure harsh conditions while still looking great. This also means that when a scratch does make it through it can be difficult to rectify as simply painting over it will result in noticeable patches on your fence.

It’s also imperative to ensure that your fence isn’t getting submerged by gathering debris or shifting soil. While your installer should be making sure this isn’t possible sometimes you may find the bottom part of your fence heading under the ground. When this happens the fence becomes susceptible to scratches and corrosion. It also presents a danger to the fences integrity if water needs to pass under it.

If you are concerned about your fences condition or would like to know more about having a Colorbond fence installed correctly at your home or place of business then give Northside Fencing a call on (07) 3491 4100 or contact us online and one of our expert installers will walk you through the process.

Making sure you have your fence installed correctly is of paramount importance if you want it to last as long as possible while looking great. Northside Fencing have been building fences that last for over 30 years and are your best choice for fencing material sales and installation.