Protecting your fence from the elements
Whether you just installed a new fence or have had one for years, it’s important to take care of it. Fences are constantly exposed to the elements, so they need a little extra protection. Here are some tips on how to protect your fence from the sun, wind, and rain.
Inspect your fence regularly for any damage that may have occurred over the winter months
Winter can be a harsh season on our outdoor structures, and fences often take the brunt of snow, wind and rain. Once the weather warms up you can take the time to inspect your fence for any damage that may have occurred while it was enduring the winter months. Check whether posts are still standing sturdy, whether there is splitting or weathering of boards, or other issues that could compromise security or aesthetic appeal. It’s important to catch any problems early so repairs can be made swiftly before more costly damage occurs. Don’t forget to give your fence a serious once-over each season – you’ll save yourself time, energy and money in the long run!
If you see any damage, repair it as soon as possible to prevent further deterioration
When it comes to taking care of your home, one of the most important things you can do is catch and repair any damage as soon as possible. While it may seem like a small problem now, if you don’t take the time to patch up what has been damaged, it could quickly spiral out of control and get worse over time. Whether it’s a cracked fence post, sagging fence, or mold starting to grow, fixing any issues right away will save you trouble (and money) in the long run. Taking preventative measures when it comes to damage can help ensure that your home is well taken care of and looking its best!
Apply a sealant or coating to your fence to protect it from the elements
It may seem daunting to apply a sealant or coating to your fence, but it can be necessary if you want to protect your large outdoor investment from the damage that inclement weather and everyday wear and tear can cause. Sealing or coating your fence will not only extend its life and keep it looking new for years to come, but also make cleaning and maintenance easier. Additionally, you’ll save money in the long run by avoiding having to make costly repairs in the future. So don’t wait any longer—take action today and reap these benefits for yourself! If you have your fence installed by a professional fence company, they will often apply a sealant to your wood fence for you, so you won’t have to worry about becoming a fence expert.
Check the posts and pickets of your fence to make sure they are still securely in place
Your fence is the barrier between your home and its surroundings. Every so often, it’s important to check up on the core components that make fences work, posts and pickets. It can be easy to forget about this task, but taking a moment to make sure everything is secure will give you a peace of mind. Inspecting your fence every few months only takes a few moments and ensures that you don’t have any unwelcome visitors wandering in unannounced. Making sure your fence is in good shape also allows you to quickly identify any potential repairs or improvements needed before they become unmanageable. Your fence supports the well-being of your home – it pays to pay attention to its upkeep!
Regularly trim any plants or trees that are growing near your fence
Maintaining a garden is rewarding and often matches perfectly with a new fence, however the moisture from plants can actually cause damage to fences, and a tree branch could possibly fall on your fence and damage it. One of the easiest and most important things to do is regularly trim any plants or trees that are growing near your fence. Not only does it help keep the fence looking good, but it also helps to keep plants healthy by trimming away the dead branches and encouraging fresh growth. Keeping plants and trees away from fences can help reduce the risk of mold and mildew on your fence, while well maintained hedges or shrubs can create an attractive barrier along fences. Regular garden maintenance and some basic know-how will ensure that your garden remains tidy and your fence lasts a long time!
By following these tips, you can keep your fence in good condition for many years to come. A little bit of regular maintenance goes a long way towards preserving your investment. If you have any questions about fence care or repairs, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to offer our advice and assistance.