It is almost the end of October, and it is getting more and more frigid outside leaving your home vulnerable to damage from the elements. It is vital that you start protecting your home now from the potential effects of winter. One of the main features of your home you should start caring for is your wooden fence, which is susceptible to rotting and chipping during winter weather. There are a few simple ways to protect your fence this winter so you and your whole family can enjoy it in the springtime.
During the winter, your wooden fence is exposed to excess moisture from snow and sleet causing it rot and form mold. It is critical that you apply a protective, oil-based stain before the brisk winter weather comes around. You should try and stain your wooden fence every winter or in the fall if you live in an area prone to excess rainfall. After you stain your fence, check and clear all debris in between your fence posts where moisture can get trapped and weaken your fence.
No one wants to come outside of their home on a winter day and see a tree branch crushing their wooden fence. It is vital that you cut all branches that are hanging directly on top of your fence or have a chance of damaging it. During the winter, trees can freeze causing their branches to fall off potentially damaging your wooden fence. Snowfall can build up on your tree branches causing them to break off on your fence. So, I would take out your tree loppers out of your shed now and start cutting.
Check The Grass
Moisture is extremely damaging to wooden fences, so it is crucial to limit it infiltrating your fence. The grass around your fence can retain moisture from rain and snow during the winter, damaging your wooden fence posts. It is essential that your trim your grass as short as possible to limit any water from seeping in your wooden fence.
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