Unpredictable winter weather can be hard on your wood fence. These fences can add character and charm to any property, but when not taken care of properly can splinter and crack and look like a nightmare. Keeping your property and your wood fence beautiful during the harsh winter is easy, when you utilize these few fence maintenance tips.
Water Proof Fence Stains Are Key
During the warmer seasons, long-term exposure to heat and sunlight can do the most damage to your fence. The sun’s harsh rays can bleach and age wood. During the winter however, exposure to the snow’s moisture can be the main threat to your fence. A water proof fence stain is important for optimum winter fence maintenance.
Understand How Changing Temperatures Change Your Fence
Heavy snowfall, melting snow, and fluctuating temperatures can cause wood fence to expand and contract, causing knotting, cracking, and holes to form in your fence. Make sure that you keep close watch on your fence for these holes to insure it’s integrity is maintained and it does not fall prey to rot and wood eating insects. It is important to take this into account when considering seasonal fence maintenance.
Regularly Clean Your Fence
Make sure to routinely clean your fence from leaves and other organic matter that accumulates into the rails, between boards, at the base. This debris actually inhibits airflow and traps unwanted moisture in the wood, which can be incredibly detrimental to the longevity and integrity of your fence. Keeping your fence as dry as possible will prevent mold and warping and insure your fence stands the test of time.
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.
The experienced and professional team of Hercules Fence can help guide you through the process and design the perfect fence for your home or business. We are the residential and commercial fencing experts.
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 visit FencesNewportNews.com today for a free quote!