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Tips to Make Your Wood Fence Last the Winter

As temperatures drop and snow falls, your wood fence could face some serious threats this winter. After working so hard to maintain your wood fence, don’t let that hard work fall by the wayside this winter. Instead, follow some simple tips to maintain and protect your wood fence this winter season.


Make sure your wood fence is ready for winer.

Paint with a waterproofing sealant

Part of preventing moisture and other damages to your wood fence during the winter, comes down to the initial paint job. With a wood sealer exterior paint you can prepare you wood fence for winter and save yourself loads of money come spring in repairs.

Prevent moisture with oil based stain

Winter poses unique challenges when it comes to moisture because unlike rainstorms in the spring and summer, there are much fewer warm days to dry out your wood fence. Aside from the paint you use, also consider using a good oil based stain before winter to decrease your chances of mold, mildew, and rot.

Keep fence clear

Keeping an eye on your wood fence throughout the winter is one of the most important tips in the book. Sure you’ve used a good paint and oil based stain, but don’t forget about your wood fence there. Make sure to keep the fence clear of fallen leaves, debris, and snow that could trap in moisture and make the wood weaker over time. Aside from small obstructions, consider the larger threats to your wood fence in the winter like fallen tree limbs. Before winter hits trim the branches of the trees that could affect your wood fence or anything else on your property as an extra precaution.

Use the right wood to avoid warping

Wood expands and contracts based on the temperature, which is why it is always important to take into consideration the type of wood prior to building your wood fence. A pricey wood fence may be worth its weight in gold when the harsh temperatures of winter come around.

Need some professional help with your wood fence?

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 bests suits your needs and budget.

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