Chain link fencing is one of the most durable and easy to deal with, but that doesn’t mean it can go without care. From time to time you’ll want to perform some simple care measures to make sure your fence lasts and looks good for years to come. With that in mind, it’s essential to have a fair understanding of what your fence will need to ensure you’re treating it right.
Add Finish To Prevent Rust
Although chain link is quite durable and able to withstand the elements better than most, it still needs some help to make sure it doesn’t become vulnerable. To that end, a simple finish of rust-resistant paint will do the trick perfectly.
Wash, Wax, and Oil
Inevitably dirt, grass clippings, stray leaves, and branches will all accumulate on or around your chain link fence. Not only can these hold moisture and cause rust and damage, but they keep your fence from looking new too. To make sure everything is at its best, give your fence a thorough clean between seasons with soapy water. When clean, add a layer of wax than oil the fence’s springs, joints, and latches with mineral oil. Oiling will prevent your gate from sticking. If you choose to paint your fence, make sure it’s thoroughly dry between layers to prevent flaking and dripping.
Check For Loose Bits
As you’re performing your maintenance routine keep an eye out for loose nails, screws, and bolts, as well as for any areas of the fence that might need work. If a post is beginning to come loose for example, you’ll want to repair any loose items, so further damage doesn’t occur.
Create A Maintenance Plan and Stick To It
Once you’ve completed the full care checklist, make sure to repeat it frequently. A thorough clean and repair should be done as needed with washing done twice a year. Smaller checks and care can be done on a monthly basis.
Call Hercules Fence Today
To get more tips on lawn care, and to top off your gorgeous lawn with a beautiful fence, Hercules Fence is ready to help you get the look and function you desire. 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.