When in its best condition, a wooden fence
can do extraordinary things for a home’s curb appeal. When left to
fade, rot, and crumble, a wooden fence can make passersby wince and opt
out of touring the interior of the same home. If you have decided to install
a wood fence on your property, you have to take care of it. Here’s how:
Staining your fence is a great way to enhance its aesthetic appeal and
protect it from the elements. Compared to most paints, fence stain holds
up very well against rain, hail, and snow. Fence staining is affordable
and can be carried out as a DIY task.
A waterproof sealer can help your wood fence endure exposure to moisture
and UV rays that would otherwise dull it rather quickly. Consult your
fence contractor at the time of installation regarding what brand or type
of sealer is best for the wood you have chosen for your fence.
Deep Clean Annually
Staining and sealing your fence will protect it from most common sources
of fence damage. Still, dirt and debris will accumulate and, over time,
your fence will show signs of wear. Once a year, spray your wood fence
with a high-pressure power washer. Stand approximately two feet away from
your fence’s surface, and do your best to apply water evenly. Once
you have sprayed the entire fence, scrub and brush away remaining dirt
with a household cleaner mixed with three parts water and one part oxygen bleach.
Barring damage from natural disasters, a well-built, properly maintained
wood fence can last for up to 15 years. When your fence starts to lean
or its appearance takes a brutal turn for the worst, it may be time to
hire a fence installation professional to replace it.
As a leading fence contractor in Chicagoland for more than 20 years, Fence
Connection, Inc. knows fences. We know how to design, install, repair
fences. If your Chicago-area property’s wood fence requires repair
or needs to be replaced, call (847) 388-0321 to speak with an experienced
commercial and residential fence contractor today.