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How to make sure your COLORBOND fencing in Sydney lasts

Find out what you shouldn’t do after installing new COLORBOND fencing in Sydney.

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Making sure your fences last

COLORBOND fencing in Sydney is a common sight among homes. These fences are designed to be ultra-durable and low-maintenance and come in more than 20 great colours—what’s not to love?

Installing COLORBOND fencing can be quite a feat, but you won’t be out of the woods yet. While this type of fencing is very sturdy, you won’t get the best out of it if you don’t take good care of it.

That being said, the longevity of these fences can decrease quite a bit due to various mistakes that homeowners make with them.

What should I not do after installing COLORBOND fencing in Sydney?

Skipping initial cleaning

After installing a COLORBOND fence, there may be some debris left behind from the installation process, such as metal shavings. Even though this type of fencing is resistant to corrosion, debris from installation may trap moisture and cause rusting over time. To prevent this from happening, make sure to clean your fencing well after the installation is complete.

Using strong chemical cleaners

COLORBOND fencing comes pre-painted, featuring beautiful and colourful finishes. However, when you use harsh chemicals, like bleach and abrasive cleaners, the fencing may start to look dull and worn out. If you want to clean your fence, just use soapy water and a soft cotton cloth. For stubborn stains, you should consider calling a professional cleaner.

Ignoring damages

Chances are that your fencing will suffer some damage, like scratches, as time goes by. If you neglect to make small repairs to your fencing, it may start to weaken and might not last as long as it should. Every once in a while, do a full inspection of your fencing to identify any visible damages. Also, call a professional to look for damages that are hard to see.

Doing DIY repairs

COLORBOND fencing can be easy to install, but repairing these fences is another story. If you don’t have the right skills and tools to do the repairs, you might inadvertently cause more damage to your fence. It’s always a good idea to call a professional to take a look at your fences for damages that you might not have seen and make the necessary repairs.

Allowing plants to grow

You may be tempted to grow plants, like bushes and vines, next to your COLORBOND fencing, but this might not always be a good idea. Sometimes, plants can wrap around your fencing panels and apply pressure on them, causing the panels to warp. Also, coming in constant contact with plants could lead to your fence panels corroding due to plant residue or getting dirty.

Doing pressure washes

Pressure washing might seem like a quick and easy way to clean your fences, but it can do more harm than good. High-pressure washing can strip the paint off your COLORBOND fencing panels and even get under the panels and cause rust. If you want to pressure wash your fencing, make sure to hold the nozzle at least a metre away from the surface of the fencing panels.

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If you’re looking for great fencing in Sydney, ClickSteel is where you want to be! We have a massive selection of metal fencing supplied by leading manufacturers like COLORBOND and ZINCALUME—all of which you can order from the comfort of your own home.

Need help installing your new COLORBOND fencing? We’ll set you up with tradesmen to help you get the job done in no time! Visit our online store and browse our fencing solutions today.

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Frequently asked questions

Is COLORBOND steel fencing good for coastal areas?

Yes, it is. Thanks to its corrosion-resistant properties, this fencing is great for homes in coastal areas.

How long does a COLORBOND fence normally last?

These fences can last for up to 30 years with good maintenance.

Is COLORBOND fencing wind-resistant?

Yes, it is. But without the proper foundation, the fencing may come off in high winds. So make sure that the fences are installed properly, preferably by a professional.

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