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Causes of Mildew on a Wood Fence

When it comes to your fence, it is the first impression people have of your home or commercial space, you want it to look amazing. But what if your beautiful wood fence, now has mold or mildew on it? Gross! You should remove that, and then figure out the cause so it does not return, keeping your fence looking as great as ever.privacy fence

Common Causes of Mold or Mildew

Mildew often grows in dark, damp environments. If a portion of your fence is often wet or not receiving a lot of sunlight that is probably the cause of the mildew.

  • Moisture or Humidity– a place with a lot of moisture or humidity leads to excess water vapor which can penetrate the wood on the fence and cause mold spores to grow. Painting the fence with a fungicidal paint or selant will minimize the chances of mold growth.
  • Insufficient sunlight – if a portion of your fence is always in the shade, after rainfall the excess water will not evaporate leaving the fence wet. This gives mold a space to grow.

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