Your fence may need to be replaced if insects, old age, or the forces of
nature have compromised its integrity. Entire sections of a decrepit fence
could collapse at any moment, potentially damaging a nearby garden, automobile,
or window. To find out if you should install a new fence, look for the
If termites have started consuming your wooden fence, consider replacing
it with wrought iron, aluminum, or another non-wood material. Termites
tend to eat away at the base of a fence, gradually compromising its structural
integrity. If the infestation advances enough, your fence could collapse.
Warped or Bent Sections
Weather, moisture, and time can all warp a wooden fence. If your fence
is badly warped, it could be because an effective water-resistant finish
was never applied to it. Fences can also warp as a result of poor craftsmanship
or installation—when the weight of a fence isn’t distributed
equally, pressure falls unevenly on different areas, eventually causing
them to bend.
Actively rotting fences may not be noticeable until the boards of the fence
start caving in—but you can be fairly certain that your fence is
rotting if you frequently have to re-secure boards that have fallen from
your fence’s frame. Rotting fences can also be dangerous to pets
and may collapse during severe weather. Eventually, a fence that is weakened
enough by rot can no longer support the weight of a cat, much less hold
up against the forces of a violent windstorm.
At Fence Connection, Inc., we provide our customers with quality fence
repair services and new fence installation. We offer PVC vinyl, wrought
iron, chain link, aluminum, and beautiful wood fences that can replace
the old fence around your home, business, or pool area. Call us today
at (847) 286-1562 for more information about our fencing services.