A fence is a significant part of the home. It works to beautify a home, but most importantly, keep it safe and secure. Even a well-designed and high-quality fence needs maintenance over time. Becoming healthier, traveling to new places, and saving money are common resolutions for New Year’s, but home improvement should be on the list as well! Here are some tips for how to maintain your fence this year.
It’s crucial to care about the upkeep of wood fences. Because wood is a natural material, it’s more prone to rot and warping. This option for fencing is prevalent because of its classic, All-American charm and affordability, but it does take some effort to keep a wood fence excellent looking for years to come.
Every few years, take a pressure washer and remove dirt, debris, mildew, and mold. You can use a pressure washer to spray a mold-removing agent and keep the mold at a minimum. If you own an unpainted fence, then you can recoat it with water-repellant and a sealant (with a UV-inhibitor) that will keep moisture away as well as rot and prevent fading. You can also polish fence locks and hinges so that they don’t look rusty. Also, make sure to replace any areas that are broken or rotting.
Vinyl fences are another favorite among homeowners. They have different maintenance factor compared to wood fences. Vinyl fences are low-maintenance and aesthetically pleasing, but they, too, can become dirty.
Every year make sure to inspect your vinyl fence for loosened posts or post caps. If you notice a loose post, then you can back-fill it with dirt so that the vinyl fence stays stable, as well as a level to aid in durability and strength.
Metal fences tend to be the most user-friendly and durable. A chain link, steel, or aluminum fence doesn’t come with a lot of fence maintenance whatsoever. Each year make sure to clean a metal fence for rust or corrosion. If you notice that there is a rusty spot, steel wool or sandpaper will do the trick in helping. Repainting the fencing ever so often will keep a metal fence from looking rusty or outdated.
Make fence maintenance a part of your home improvement goals this year. If your home is without fencing, then give us a call. A well-designed fence is an effective and affordable way to enhance home improvement.
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Hercules Fence has experience with nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing. We have developed a reputation for quality work and fair, competitive prices. Hercules Fence is ready to serve you from six convenient locations. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.
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