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8 Ways to Maintain your Colorbond Fence

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Colorbond fencing is a popular choice for many homeowners due to its durability and low-maintenance fence requirements. Colorbond fences are made from high-quality steel coated in a protective layer of polyester powder. This protective layer is what gives Colorbond fencing its blue-green colour. They are also made from sustainable materials that are recyclable and fire-resistant and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them the top fence material of choice.

We at Mandurah Fencing Solutions are proud to offer the highest quality Colorbond fence installation and take pride in our workmanship, as well as our commitment to giving our customers the best service before, during, and after installation. One of the ways we do that is through informational articles on our website to educate our customers about everything fencing. 

While Colorbond fences are designed to better withstand the test of time compared to other fence types, it is still important to take certain steps to ensure your Colorbond fence remains in good condition for years to come. This article will discuss the best practices for maintaining a Colorbond fence.

8 Ways to Maintain your Colorbond Fence

Regularly Inspect

To ensure your Colorbond fence remains in top condition, it is important to inspect it regularly. Look for any signs of damage and repair any issues as soon as possible. This will help to extend the life of your fence and keep it looking good for years to come.

Keep your Fence Clean

To keep your Colorbond fence looking as good as new, regular cleaning is a must. You can easily do this by hosing down the fence with water or using a soft brush and mild detergent. If you’re short on time, you can use a pressure washer for faster results. Just be sure to steer clear of harsh chemicals as these can cause serious damage to the finish of your fence.

Give it a fresh coat of paint

Painting your Colorbond fence every few years can help to extend its life and maintain its attractive look. Choose a quality paint that is designed for outdoor use, as this will help protect the fence from the elements. If you’re feeling creative, you may even want to add a splash of colour to your fence with a new paint job. Just be sure to clean the fence thoroughly before you start and make sure to use the right tools and techniques.

Tighten Screws 

To ensure your Colorbond fence is secure, it is essential to inspect all screws, bolts and nails for rust or damage. If any of these are compromised, they should be replaced immediately to guarantee the fence’s stability. While you’re at it, you might also want to check for any signs of wear and tear on the gate hinges and the gate itself if you have one.

Apply Sealer

A sealer can be applied to your Colorbond fence to protect it from the elements, extend its life, and make it more resilient to harsh Australian weather conditions like extreme heat and heavy rain. This can be applied by hand or with a pump sprayer.

Strengthen Posts 

If your Colorbond fence is exposed to strong winds, consider adding extra posts or strengthening existing posts to ensure the fence remains secure. Posts should be placed at least 500mm apart to ensure they can support the fence in high winds.

Adequate Drainage

To prevent water from pooling around the base of your fence, it is important to ensure there is adequate drainage in the area. This can be done by excavating a ditch or trench along the fence line to allow water to drain away. It is important that the drainage is free of any debris and that the soil is firm to ensure water can flow away effectively.  

Check for Rust

Colorbond is designed to be corrosion-resistant, however, prolonged exposure to moisture such as soil build-up or rainwater pooling can cause it to rust over time. While minor scratches can be left alone, make sure to replace severely damaged panels. If you plan on leaving the Colorbond fence in place for many years, it is recommended to apply a rust inhibitor to the panels to prolong their lifespan.

If you are thinking about replacing your fence or upgrading the one you have to a Colorbond fence, you have come to the right place. Give us a ring or send us an email so we can give you a free estimate for your new fence! Get a free quote now from our expert fencers!