Wood Fence Maintenance Tips
While we as a fencing company would love to provide every bit of service for your wooden fence (from repairing to painting or staining), we believe in educating our customers to prolong the lifespan of their fence.
The following few maintenance and preventative tips can do just that.
If you just do even one of the below, you'll be doing 10x more than any other homeowner out there.
So let's get to it.
Paint (or stain) that fence
Even though most fences are chemically treated to withstand most of anything that mother nature throws at it, the effect will eventually wear off over the year or so...
…which is why it is crucial to get your fence stained or painted as soon as you notice the slightest wear and tear. We need to preserve that protective coat that our fence posts originally came in. Any slight wear will eventually become a large tear in the fence if we are not careful in tending to it immediately.
Along with its functional benefits you also get the aesthetic benefit of your fence looking almost new again!
Rotten termites making our fences rot
All types of wood is found scrumptous by termites, and while your newly installed wooden fence may be chemically treated to avoid such a case it is only a matter of time before it loses all immunition and falls prey.
There's no way to avoid exposure to insects when we have to plant our fence posts into the ground.
One workaround is to use metal caps to protect our precious fence posts. Let's see those darn termites bite through raw metal.
Get those sprinklers away from your fence
Alright, you're probably saying to yourself "um hello, ever heard of rain?". To that I say "Yes, I did!". But hear me out, while rain is as pure as it gets, the water coming from sprinklers more often than not are chemically treated. This type of water, while great for your lawn, is not so great for your fence.
Beware of the fungus
No really, be very aware of any slight build of fungi or mildew (especially during humid weather and rain). If you see it, get those anti-fungus products you always see but never pick up at any home improvement store. And blast all that nastiness away.
Off with the dead weight
Over time our wooden fence will start peeling and start looking rather old. While it may be tempting to simply install a brand new fence, you can opt to do some pressure washing to completely clean off all the remnants and leftover paint or stain.
Next we would apply paint or stain and have our fence looking like its younger self again.
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