Sadly in life, nothing lasts forever, and that is especially true for wooden fences which are susceptible to rot and weather damage. If you maintain your fence properly with staining and paint, it can last up to ten years. At some point in your fences lifetime, it will become inefficient and useless to your whole family. It is important to be aware of the signs to replace your wooden fence with a new one that will hopefully last longer.
Loose Nails and Screws
Over time nails, and screws that hold wooden fence panel together can become loose due to environmental factors. Extreme heat and moisture can warp the wood causing nails and screws to fall off further weakening your fence. If your fence’s screws and nails rust, they can tend to break cause your wooden fence to potentially fall apart. It is crucial that you tend to your fence immediately and determine if it is time to replace it.
If you notice yellow or gray stains on your wooden fence, the wood has started to rot and grow mold. Rotting and mold are common in fences that are in areas exposed to a high amount of moisture. Once your fence experiences rot, there is little you can do to save it, so it is time to invest in a new fence. It is critical that you stain and paint your fence regularly to prevent moisture from damaging your wooden fence.
Cracked or Broken Panels
It is critical that you continue to protect your wooden fence with sealant even in old fences. Moisture can seep into unprotected wooden fences and warp the wood excessively that is cracks. Your fences wooden panels can crack to the point where they are broken beyond repair. It is critical that you care for your wooden fences regularly. If you don’t have time to care for a wooden fence, then your best option is a vinyl fence.
Quality Fences from Hercules Fence Newport News
Ready to get your perfect fence installed around your residential or commercial property or get your existing fence repaired? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.