If your fence is getting older (and wiser) and starting to form cracks in the surface, you might be wondering if repairing or replacing is the better decision. Fortunately, with the help of a professional from Hercules Fence Newport News the decision doesn’t have to be difficult! Here are just some of our top tips for determining whether you need to repair or replace your fence.
Some fence issues can be fixed with a little elbow grease and a little knowledge. Common problems that can be fixed include:
Wood fences are very prone to damage since they are made from organic material. In fact, these materials are prone to rotting and insect infestations. For instance, signs of damage include discoloration, warping, splintering, cracking, or any visible rotting or infestation.
Vinyl fences are essentially maintenance-free (leading to their amazing popularity) but damage can occur. This is especially true if your vinyl fence regularly deals with large amounts of weight, impact damage, or kids and pets. Vinyl fencing is known to crack over time if not taken care of.
Aluminum fences are also quite durable, but pieces of them might need repair over time. Any major accident can damage your fence. Changes in the soil of your yard or erosion can loosen the fence posts holding your aluminum fence up.
Sometimes replacement is the best option, especially when repairs are costly to complete or extensive. As a rule of thumb, if you need to repair over 20% of your fence, you are better off financially and time-wise replacing the entire thing instead. Replacing major elements like panels and fence posts isn’t an easy do-it-yourself job. Replacement can give you a rejuvenated fence for a fraction of the time and effort (and sometimes money) that repairs would have cost.
Ready to Repair or Replace Your Fence?
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.