Chain link fences are low-maintenance solutions for many home and business owners. However, that doesn’t mean that you can ignore preventative maintenance. Any fence that falls victim to neglect will fail to meet your expectations. So here are some tips for fixing up your chain link fence and ensuring that it will last through the rest of the fall and winter.
Add Rust Protection
Rust can affect many features of your home, including your chain link fence. This is why you need to add some rust-resistant coating to your chain link fences. It’s a good idea to do this once a year, although sometimes you might need to do it more often. Pay special attention to the bottom of the fence; this is where dirt, grass, and moisture can all combine to create a nasty problem for your fences. Look for signs of rust and call in a fence expert if you spot any – if you don’t do anything about it, the rust can ruin the fence’s structural integrity.
Keep It Clean
You’ve also got to keep your fence clean. Most of the time, all you need is some water and dish soap. This can help you remove bird droppings and other stains that might be too stubborn to get off by rubbing at it with a microfiber cloth. A scrub brush and a garden hose set to full power will also make cleanup much more manageable!
Don’t Grow Plants
Growing plants and vines around your chain link fence can provide a nice boost to your home’s curb appeal. Still, the plants can move the fence around, pushing the fence up off the ground or even breaking the links that form the bulk of your fence.
Eventually, the lengths of the chain link will start to separate from the fence posts and other support mechanisms. Even though it sounds simple, fixing a fence by yourself can be a daunting task. That’s why you need to rely on the help of experts like the team here 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.