Since it is the middle of winter, you might think you can just stop taking care of the exterior of your home. Well, you would be wrong because all of your exterior features, from your patio to your fencing, need some kind of maintenance during the winter time. Depending on the material of your fence, you might have to give your fence more care than you have thought. Luckily, there are a few simple tips you should follow so that you can take care of your fence throughout the winter.
If you have a wooden fence, it is critical that you protect it against moisture during the winter. The last thing you want is to have snow and rain damaging your wooden fence leaving you with costly repairs. Depending on the age of your wooden fence, this winter might be the perfect time to coat your fence with a protective stain. You should only have to stain your fence every couple of years or so.
Trim Your Trees
One of the most effective ways to protect your fence during the winter doesn’t even involve your fence. If you have a tree that has branches that hang over or near your fence, it is critical that your trim them before snow falls. You shouldn’t have to worry about heavy snow breaking branch onto your fence and damaging it severely. No one should deal with replacing their fence because they did not cut a few branches.
Clean Your Fence
It is critical that you clean your fence periodically during the winter, especially after snow melts. Snow can leave your fence with dirt, so you want to make sure your structure is spotless. Depending on how dirty your fence is, you might only have to rinse your fence down with soap and water.
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