How long do you expect your wood fence to last? That’s not the first question you should ask. The first one should be, “how old is your wood fence?” Age before beauty is something that is often said, but for any fence, it counts! Let’s find out how this applies in real life!
Here on the east coast, you can expect chilly weather with the occasional burst of warmth, at least in the winter. The good news is that winter is almost over, and spring is on the horizon, even if the groundhog might not be able to make up his mind. The key to keeping your wood fence in good shape for decades is to address any and all maintenance needs it has without delay. Swap out the boards, planks, and posts as needed. Waiting to do something about signs of damage or decay will only allow the problem to get worse; associated costs will also rise. Vinyl and aluminum last longer and require less maintenance, but you might still be inclined to choose wooden fencing!
How to Take Care of It
The next item on our list is how you are supposed to take care of your wooden fencing. Choose redwood or cedar lumber because they are naturally more resistant to the effects of time, weather, and insect invasion. The fence might also be damaged by nearby tree roots – or, conversely, your wood fence might be disrupting the tree’s internal systems underneath the bark. You can hang vines over your fence to help boost your curb appeal, but use some common sense when doing this – trim the vines back so they don’t weigh down the fence and cause it to collapse as a result!
Now then, let’s consider care on a yearly basis. Take a walk around your property and inspect all of your fences. For instance, you might have a picket fence in the front yard protecting your garden box, or making your mailbox help project the iconic American Dream aesthetic. Look at the condition of the wood, the nails, the screws, the posts, and overall, how clean the fence looks!
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.