When people get metal fences installed, many will use aluminum, iron, and steel as fencing materials. However, even these reliable choices won’t last forever. There will come a time when your metal fencing can’t hold up against the elements anymore. At this time, a replacement fence will be needed, but when exactly should you make the switch to a new fence? Read on for signs that your metal fencing is in need of replacing.
Your Fence Has Accidental Damage On It
Maybe your fence has taken a heavy amount of damage from incidents such as fallen trees, crashed vehicles, or hazardous weather conditions. When these events happen, your fence will have weakened structure, so it won’t be able to provide the safety and privacy that you need from it.
Your Metal Fencing Has Rust
Nowadays, metal fences will typically be coated with rust-resistant finishes. Even so, though, it’s still possible that rusting could occur. Preventing rust is truly the best option, and if you only have small amounts of rust, you could make repairs to save your fence.
When there is rust all over your fence, however, it is beyond saving. This is when it’s time to stop trying to fix your current fence, and instead invest in a brand new one.
The Metal is Heavily Sagging, Warped, or Bent
If the metal in your fencing has been bent, it means that the fence has taken critical damage. Some people may think you can bend your fence back to how it was, but this only serves to make your fence weaker.
You don’t want your fence to lean because there is a great risk of your fence falling over and hurting someone. This is why you should call a professional fencing company and get your metal fencing replaced as quickly as possible.
There are Damaged and Exposed Fasteners on Your Fence
Keep a close eye on your fence’s nails and screws. They are needed to keep the different parts of your fence together. If you see that your fasteners are rusting, worn down, or even protruding from your fence, then your fence is not structurally sound anymore, and there is a high chance of your fencing collapsing. Getting a new fence is the best solution available in situations such as these. This way, you’ll have a fence with strong fasteners that will keep it structurally stable for years to come.
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.