When a wooden fence is of high-quality and properly maintained, it can last up to 20 years, sometimes longer (in the case of cedar fences). However, not all lumber is the same. With some lumber not being treated, wear and tear occur, meaning replacement is necessary. For untreated lumber, fences need replacement around the ten-year mark. Today we’re going to tell how you should know when it’s time to replace your wooden fence. Continue reading!
Is Your Wooden Fence Rotting?
If you notice that more than one board is rotting, then it’s time for a replacement. Observe the spots closest to the ground. In this area, boards experience the most moisture, quickening the rotting process. You can combat this with regular maintenance and applying a preservative. However, rotting, especially if you’ve had your wooden fence for decades, is normal.
Is Your Wooden Fence Leaning?
Inclement weather or shifting ground may cause a fence to lean to one side. The reason being is that your fence’s structure is losing its durability. After many years in existence, this makes sense. Slight leaning on one side is repairable. All you have to do is replace and adjust a few posts. However, leaning that’s affecting the entire fence means that it’s replacement time.
Are There Split or Missing Boards?
One split or missing board is replaceable. However, if there are many, then you should start anew. Even the most high-quality wood can split after years of service due to sun damage and rain. The process of freezing and thawing as winter turns to spring is another reason why sturdy boards become damaged. Not only does split boards lead to structural issues, but they hinder visual appeal.
Are Repairs Too Expensive and Exhausting?
Have you ever owned a car where fixing it would cost the same as buying a new vehicle? Well, the same concept applies to your wooden fence. Sometimes repairing a particular structure is expensive and exhausting. If this is the case, then count on us to replace your wood fence. Sometimes, it’s less of a headache and a better investment to spend a little more on brand new fencing. Trying to revive an older wooden fence may be in vain. If you answered yes to any of these questions, then give us a call!
Get in Touch With Hercules Fence Today
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.
If you have any questions about finding your dream fence or fence maintenance, you can contact Hercules Fence today by calling (757) 316-3600 or visitFencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote.