Winter will be here before you know it so it’s important to make sure your fence is in good shape. When people make winter preparations, they typically don’t include the fencing around their home. This is a big mistake as winter’s harsh conditions can put a strain on your fence and compromise its structure. This is especially true if your fence is rundown. Here are some things you can do to refresh your fence for the winter.
Clean Your Fence
Throughout the year, dirt and other debris will accumulate on your fence. If you don’t clean your fence regularly, there will be more of it. The material your fence is made of determines which methods you should use to clean it. Vinyl fences are one of the easiest types to clean. You only need a cloth and a solution of dish soap and water to give your vinyl fence a thorough cleaning. Wood fences, on the other hand, require a different strategy. Since wood is an organic material, you’ll have to worry about issues with mold. Power washing your wood fence is an excellent way to keep it clean, provided that you use the proper safety measures.
Seal Any Cracks
This tip is critical if you have a wood fence. Any cracks in your fence can result in moisture seeping into the surface and causing your fence to rot. These cracks could also expand and become an expensive problem for you in the future. Seal your fence up before we get our first major snowfall of the year.
Monitor The Soil Around It
Winter is a time when the soil around your fence can shift significantly. This is due to the freezing and thawing that can occur during the season. The shifting of your fence posts can result in headaches for you, so make sure that it doesn’t happen. One way you can do this is by making sure they are at least three feet beneath the ground before winter comes.
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