Your chain link fence has probably seen some better days. As with many parts of your home both inside and outside the house, it will need some maintenance from time to time. Even though the chain link is a low-maintenance material, that doesn’t make it no-maintenance.
Protect It Against Rust
Rust is a problem for many metal and metal-based fences. Coating your fence in a layer of rust-resistant products can help extend its lifespan. In most cases, you’d only have to do it once a year. That means if you’ve already done it, then give yourself a pat on your back! Since it’s lawn mowing season, be sure to pay more attention to the bottom of the fence, where groundwater, dirt, grass clippings, and moisture can combine to make life unpleasant for your chain link fence!
Clean It Off
You’ve also got to spend some time cleaning off your chain link fence. Again, although it doesn’t need much effort to clean, that doesn’t mean you can neglect it entirely. Some water and dish soap can go a long way. Most of the time, those liquids plus a microfiber cloth are what you need, but in case of severe staining, using some elbow grease is how to successfully clean your fence; just get a scrub brush and your garden hose!
Avoid Growing Plants Around It
Have you been thinking about transplanting mint plants such as peppermint and spearmint and letting them loose to wind around your chain link fence? This might not be the best idea – mints tend to grow like weeds, because, surprisingly, they are related to weeds!
Repair When Necessary
At some point, the fence will need to be repaired. That’s because the link will pull away from the posts that help hold it up. Most homeowners think that they can fix their fence by themselves, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, it’s much better if you leave such a task to fence installation and repair specialists such as the pros at Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop-in, or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.