A wood fence is classic and adds instant charm to a beautiful home. However,
if you have a wood fence
or are considering installing one, keep in mind that it must be maintained
routinely. Check out the information below to learn how to maintain your
wood fence so that it looks attractive for years.
If your wood fence is constantly exposed to water, it will rot. Make sure
that the fence posts are not flat, because this allows water to stand
on the top of the fence. Instead, cut the fence posts at an angle or place
a sloping cap on top of each one. Be sure that your sprinklers do not
spray your fence, or the bottom of the boards will eventually rot. Furthermore,
there needs to be adequate drainage next to your wood fence so that water
cannot collect and form a pool there.
Stain the Fence
Apply staining products to your wood fence at least once per year to extend
its lifespan and keep it looking great. You can buy an eco-friendly staining
solution at a hardware store and apply it yourself, or hire a fence company
to do a professional staining service.
Be sure to rake up any leaves and debris that collect near the wood fence,
as they can cause the wood to rot. Trim any bushes, vines, and trees near
the fence to keep them from growing into and damaging the wood. Use a
broom to brush off dirt and cobwebs every week, and rinse the fence with
Hire a Fence Repair Specialist
If you start to notice broken boards or nails that need replacing on your
wood fence, call a fence specialist to repair it. A professional will
have the appropriate knowledge and tools to repair your fence correctly
and keep it looking beautiful. Regular repairs can save you the money
of having to tear up a dilapidated wood fence in a few years and installing
a new one in its place.
Fence Connection, Inc. proudly provides fence repair and installation services
to the Chicagoland area. Head to our website to see our gallery, and call
us at (847) 388-0321 if you have any questions for us.