Summer is coming to an end, and the leaves are starting to drop off the trees. Before we know it, snow will be covering our yards in a thick, frigid blanket. That’s why you want to prepare for winter while you still can. For aluminum fences, winter can be tough on them. They serve as a protective measure for your house, and can also boost curb appeal. You want to take proper care of your aluminum fence. Take a look at these aluminum fencing maintenance tips for fall.
Start Performing Inspections
You want to be sure you’re inspecting your aluminum fencing. Pick a day when there is plenty of natural light and a day when you have plenty of time to spare. You want to look for any damage to your fence, such as chipped paint, rust, or any dislodged posts. Also, keep an eye on the surrounding area of your fence. If there is pooling water by your aluminum fencing, vegetation, or any overhanging branches, those could pose as threats to your fence. Address all of the problems you find once you’ve identified them.
Paint Chips & Rust
Any chipping, rusting, or peeling on your aluminum fencing can be a significant problem. To handle these problems, you’ll want to sand your fence down. After that, apply a primer and paint. Each of these should be resistant to rust.
Damaged or Dislodged Posts
If you see any damage or discover your posts are dislodged out of the ground, call for professional help so they can fix the problem for you. Leaving aluminum fencing with dislodged posts lowers the aesthetic appeal and can even lower the monetary value of your home if you want to sell one day.
Loose Earth Or Dips
Loose earth and dips that are near your aluminum fencing could signal pooling water near your fence posts. Water can rust and rot your fence if you don’t address the problem quickly. You can remedy the issue by packing dirt around your posts. This helps keep your posts from getting loose or getting dislodged. You want to be sure the ground is level and steady. It also shouldn’t be loosely packed.
Various forms of vegetation prove hazardous against your aluminum fencing, including trees and shrubs. Branches can fall on your fence, while other types of vegetation can create acids that break down your fence little by little. Make sure that all of your vegetation is trimmed enough that it doesn’t pose a threat to your fence.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
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.