Regardless of what a fence is composed of—vinyl, wood, composite,
aluminum, wrought iron, or another material—it will be subject to
wear and tear. If your commercial or residential fence has endured significant
damage over the years, contact the fence repair experts
at Fence Connection, Inc. today. Read on to learn about some of the common
sources of wear and tear on fences and how you can protect your property:
• Sunlight: Over the course of years, sunlight can weaken wood fences, cause paint
and stains to fade, and even crack or flake the finish of your fence.
In order to protect your fence from the sun, brush your fence with an
effective UV blocker.
• Rain: When the sky opens up and rain, snow, or sleet begins to fall, your wood
fence may become susceptible to fungal rot. Anytime your fence absorbs
large amounts of water, it becomes a breeding ground for fungus. Fungal
rot is capable of eating away at the very structure of your fence, leaving
it weak and susceptible to collapse. For a new fence, you may consider
wood that has been treated with a fungicide and insecticide.
• Wind: Strong winds are capable of knocking down virtually any man-made structure,
including fences. More commonly, winds will batter your fence with dust,
debris, and other particulates. Depending upon the strength of winds and
what matter it picks up along the way, your fence may incur severe damage.
• Mold: In order for mold to grow, a source of moisture and nutrients must be
present. Because your wood fence is exposed to rain, humidity, and other
elements, it can be the ideal place for mold to grow. Reduce the likelihood
of mold growth on your fence by applying a sealant to keep moisture at bay.
Fence Connection, Inc. will repair your fence if it endures damage from
any source. Serving Chicagoland for 20 years, we are happy to fix your
home’s or business’ fence. Call us at (847) 388-0321 today
to speak with one of our friendly staff members.