The onset of winter isn’t too far away. And by the time you read this article, it might be less than two weeks away. As it stands now, it’s about three weeks. Have you seen snow anywhere in the forecast? Even if you haven’t, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen at all. So what can you do to protect your fence and fix it up when necessary? Let us show you how!
Dealing with Falling Tree Limbs
Winter winds, heavy snow, and heavier ice severely damage trees. They also increase the chances that tree branches and limbs will snap off, crashing into your fence as a result. Extensive repairs for wooden fences can cost you hundreds of dollars regardless of the lumber they’re made from. That will be a serious cramp in your budget for holiday gifts, so keep that situation from happening at all.
Solving Snow Management Problems
Shoveling snow can be a real nightmare. This scenario gets even uglier when you live in a neighborhood where plows rarely patrol. It’s tempting to pile snow along the sides of your fence. After all, that gets it out of your way, doesn’t it? But that temptation ends up coming back to bite you. Wet snow is particularly vulnerable to shifting caused by strong winds. This, in turn, can damage your fence even more profoundly. Likewise, don’t use a metal shovel to deal with the snow. An errant swing can scratch the paint and sealant. Use a broom instead. While this tool might not sound too effective, you can remove ice and snow more safely without causing more problems later.
Stopping Car Accidents Before They Happen
Have you ever attached reflectors to your wooden fence before? While it’s not commonly done throughout the rest of the year, this can make a gigantic difference for safety reasons in the wintertime. Wooden fences are typically painted white or beige – both colors which can be obscured by snow. Dark wood is also hard to see, especially after early sunsets. Black ice on the roads presents another headache-inducing problem: drivers could slip and slide and end up jumping the curb or crashing into your fence line.
Delaying Wood Rot and Decay
Since autumn is winding down, it’s a good time to review the condition of your home’s wooden fence. Use wood filler to patch up cracks and holes that could be makeshift hiding places for termites and other pests that contribute to wood rot and decay.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Has Everything You Need!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We 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. Contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! In addition, you can keep up to date with offers and information.