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The team of professionals here at Family Fence in Utah has the experience you need when looking to accent your living space with a pergola. Our personalized approach not only makes sure your home addition looks and functions how you envision it, but we also provide the highest standards in design and construction to deliver a finished product you will love for years to come!

Once you have invested in one of our beautiful vinyl or timber pergolas, you will want to take good care of it so that it can provide you with years of shade, privacy and comfort. Today we have some easy tips you can use to provide preventative maintenance that protects your investment over the years.

While our vinyl coated pergolas are virtually maintenance free, you can still clean dirt and debris that comes up. Simply use soap and water to wipe dirt away with a non-abrasive cloth. You can use a melamine foam cleaner on stains and scuff marks like an Easy Eraser (Mr. Clean, Scotch-Brite, etc.) to gently wipe the spot. Goo Gone will remove gum and stickers adhesives. Check any hardware and replace any corroded materials.

If you are using a pressure hose to remove dirt and debris, remove any furniture, rugs or plants before cleaning. Working from the top to the bottom, use a pressure washer on the low setting according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to protect the vinyl finish or timber material. On some surfaces, you can use a mild cleaner and a flexible bristle brush/toothbrush to get into cracks and crevices. After washing, rinse well with water.

If you have damaged areas, you can use a touch-up kit or repair kit where necessary and tighten any loose connections that you find. This light maintenance can be done several times a year to keep your pergola looking as good as new! Our timber pergolas are rugged and built to last and caring for yours may include applying a waterproof sealer every two to four years to prevent warps and cracks.

Our team at Family Fence is dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality construction and materials, combined with excellent customer service to give you the results you want from start to finish. We invite you to reach out to us today at 801-836-2841 to find out how a pergola can accent your outdoor space and get a quote.