Have you ever walked outside to notice that your wooden fence is not looking its best? Let’s say that it changes colors when it shouldn’t be. As soon as your fence is installed, you need to take care of it. Don’t just leave it out in the yard and forget about it, hoping that all will be well. Here are some tips for what you can do!
Buy a High-Quality Wooden Fence
The first step is to choose a wooden fence made of higher-quality wood. Low-quality wood tends to fade and fall victim to discoloration. The color goes away and you’ll start to see splits and cracks show up more frequently, which of course are going to be unsightly. The problem is that these problems will arise after only a few years, which shouldn’t be happening. You’ve also got to use a wood fence that is suitable for the climate you live in.
Use Stain and Seal
The second step is to use some stain and seal to protect your fence. Summer heat can damage your fence in ways you might not expect, although discoloration is one of these unfortunate side effects. The right stain will do the job admirably; they’re easy enough to apply and you won’t spot signs of running or streaking.
Watch Out for Potential Problems
Keeping your wooden fence looking great can be tricky. That’s why you’ve got to watch out for any potential problems that could affect the look and feel of your fence. Use trees and bushes to shade your fence and reduce the amount of bleaching from sunlight exposure. Also, grass clippings and plant growth near the base of the fence can also become issues. That’s because moisture can lead to mold and mildew. You probably use sprinklers to irrigate your lawn – aim it away from the fence to avoid damage to the stain and seal.
Upkeep Prevents Serious Damage
All garden fences need to be maintained. For that matter, every fence around your property, whether wooden or not, will need upkeep. After all, upkeep prevents serious damage from happening. Sometimes all you need to do is wash the wooden fence with a power washer to get rid of any staining that isn’t supposed to be there.
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.