The wood fence in your yard is a timeless way to protect your yard and boost your curb appeal. But you need to commit to repairing it as time goes by because if you neglect it, it will fall and fail you when you need it most. Even if you don’t know what you’re supposed to do, you don’t have to worry. That’s because you can rely on the expertise of the professionals at Hercules Fence to come and resolve any problems you might have.
Problems with Wood Fences
One of the most common issues with a wooden fence is a matter of rot. Wet weather will accelerate this problem, and it will result in instability and integrity problems. Cutting out the rot is simple enough with a saw, but then you will need to make sure that the holes can be patched up or the fence panels can be replaced. If termites are the culprits behind the damage to your fence, then you will need to have the entire fence repaired.
You might also need to tear down the wood fence and start over after having an exterminator come to deal with the insects. To discourage the termites from coming back, find ways to reduce moisture on your wooden fences. Nails that are falling out need to be hammered in or pulled all the way out and replaced with fresh ones. If any rails or panels have been knocked loose, they need to be mended before they can be restored. Lastly, think about if the fencing materials are sagging or wobbling. They could be too damp, or too warped because of their age. At this point, you’re much better off installing a new fence in the old one’s place.
Installing a New Fence
All of the lumber you use for a new wood fence should be pressure-treated. This means that it will withstand rotting and warping better, and theoretically, the new fence will outlast its predecessor. Fence posts are especially important – without these vital supports, your fence will succumb to gravity and fall to the ground. Stains and paints will help protect the surface of your new wooden fence. If you’re going to build a new fence by a lake, pond, or other bodies of water, then avoid using galvanized nails.
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.
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