Fences that are well-constructed and maintained do a great job at making your property look more captivating. Everything changes the moment your fence sustains damage, not to mention the fact that your fence won’t function as well either.
During this blog, we’ll go over some of the ways that your fence can be damaged. This way, you’ll know what preventative measures to take to keep your fencing protected.
There are a lot of construction materials that will corrode after enough time has elapsed. Whether it’s exposure to moisture or the material gets too much sunlight, corrosion is bound to happen. As an example, wood will become moldy or start rotting. Metal fencing is more susceptible to rusting.
To keep your fencing material in good shape, the material you pick should be best suited for your climate, and you should give it a durable finish. Cleaning also goes a long way towards promoting your fence’s longevity. Refinish whatever material you use in accordance with what your manufacturer advises.
Holes and Gaps
This is a problem that is more common with wood fences, often brought about by storms and heavy impact. Usually, when your fence has gaps or holes in it, you should leave it to a professional fencing company to repair and replace whatever pieces of fencing were damaged.
Once all damaged areas have been fixed, prevention is your best option for handling holes and gaps. Prepare for storms as best as you can when they are approaching, and avoid doing anything to puncture your fence with brute force. In addition, consult our earlier advice for preventing corrosion because this can cause holes to form as well.
Sagging Fence Gates
As time passes, fence gates can start sagging. This makes your gate less functional, which is not only less convenient but also less safe. You don’t want your gate to sag to the point that a hole forms and allows others to get in or out of your yard without you knowing.
Getting proper fencing assessments from a professional fencing company will let you spot these issues before they can become too massive. This assessment should be worked into your seasonal maintenance routine. With summer coming really soon, now is the time to start planning this assessment for any fence you have.
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Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.