Let’s say that your wooden fence has seen better days. Mother Nature and Father Time might not be the kindest parents to the exterior of your house or the property associated with it. As beautiful and classy as wooden fences are, they will eventually wear down. So when your wood fence needs a pick-me-up, consider these four pieces of advice that we have for you!
Take Away Damaged Components
First things first, the easiest way to make your wood fence look beautiful again is to remove any damaged elements. What exactly does this entail? Well, for starters, watch out for signs of rot. Rotted wood is more than just your average eyesore – it affects the stability of your fence as well. Older fences or wood that was left unsealed at installation time are more likely to suffer the effects of erosion, moisture damage, or mold growth. Try taking away only the parts that are damaged and leaving the intact parts where they belong – but be sure to repaint or restrain the whole fence so nothing looks uneven or unnatural.
Find Ways to Preserve the Wood
As time goes by, your wood fence will slowly deteriorate. This is just a fact of life. Thus, you’ve got to find clever ways of ensuring that the wood will survive both time and the elements. Using pressure-treated lumber for your fence is one fantastic way to help extend the lifespan of your wood fence; paint and stain make a difference too, especially when the fence itself isn’t damaged and just needs a simple facelift.
Perform Regulation Inspections
Doing yard work might not be your idea of a good time. Even so, it needs to get done, and with temperatures dropping, you will probably want to enjoy the briskness of the fresh air by taking a walk around your yard. At this point, you’ll want to perform inspections at regular intervals to evaluate your fence’s condition. Be on the lookout for boards that are pulling away, along with the following signs something else is wrong:
- The paint is chipped, peeled, or bubbling
- There are boards and posts missing
- You see signs of soil erosion or mysterious wet spots
- Damages by termites and other pests
Follow Through on Preventative Maintenance
We cannot overstate the importance of preventative maintenance. Again, taking the time to seal and paint your fence is worth the investment of time and effort. Dealing with any problems or flaws when they first appear will be easier on your wallet and on your energy levels!
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.