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3 Pro Tips to Keep Your Fence Clean


Completely cleaned and treated fence by CNY Roof Cleaners.

Many would agree that your home is your castle. But what if your castle has recently been involved in a poop-brigade by the local crows? Or maybe last week’s rain has caused a crop of mold and moss to creep up the sides? A dirty fence can leave homeowners in despair as they contemplate the best way to lose grime without compromising the integrity of their wooden fence. There are many techniques that are extremely helpful in determining what type of cleaning your fence needs. Check out some of the top tips to help get you started on your fence cleaning journey:

Fence with mold and mildew.

1. Identify what’s causing the stains. The best treatment will only work if you know for sure what needs to be removed. Algae, debris, water stains, mud, dirt, animal feces, mold, and mildew are just a few of the culprits that can break your fence’s defenses. 
2. Choose your tool. This can be the tricky part, as your dirt culprit will most likely determine what tool will get the job done best. Your options range from small and safe (brooms and rakes), to large and hazardous (bleach, cleaning solutions, water pressure cleaners). Be sure to read all instructions that come with your cleaning method before you start. 

Cleaned fence treated with protective sealant.

3. Protect your work. The best way to ensure that you won’t need to clean your fence all over again in a few weeks, is to add a protective layer. Applying a stain or sealant solution to your fence will protect it for many years, while also adding to the aesthetic value of your property.

If any of the tips above seem daunting, it’s because without the proper training and preparation, they can be. CNY Roof Cleaners has established a cleaning method that leaves the guesswork out of the homeowner’s hands and keeps fences sparkling all through the summer season. Fences are prominent features to any home and must be cared for with the most absolute care and attention to detail – and our process has been refined over the years with amazing results.

After identification and inspection, our fence technicians mix safe solutions, restore color and remove any organic growth that has taken over. We then apply a low pressure rinse to remove any additional growth on the wood. Lastly, our technicians will recommend the best stain for your wood type to help preserve the fence during the long CNY winter and storm seasons.

Are you interested in having CNY Roof Cleaners look at your fence and provide an estimate for cleaning? Give us a call at 315-314-1732 or fill out a request form at