With an aesthetic appeal that can be seen from a mile away, there is just something that naturally draws the eye to a wood fence.
To keep that aesthetic appeal, however, wooden fence owners need to continually provide preventive maintenance. A fence is built for durability, but wooden fences need a little help from us to work properly. The consequences of no preventive maintenance can be dire.
Common Wooden Fence Issues
The weather is not very kind to wood fences. Depending on where you live, wooden fences are susceptible to damage through excessive rainfall, snowstorms, extreme winds and salt in the air. While you can’t stop Mother Nature, you still should inspect your fence after severe weather issues arise. If you receive heavy wind for a few days in a row, your fence could quickly suffer devastating damage. Addressing issues as soon as they occur would prevent small problems from turning into large issues. Wooden fences also have issues with terminates and insect infestations, so this is where preventative maintenance becomes critical for wood fences.
Preventative Maintenance for Wood Fences
An important aspect of maintaining a fence is to prevent excessive moisture from building up. Different kinds of shrubbery around your wood fence will capture moisture, which will slowly start to wear down the integrity of the fence. Make sure that you remove debris to help prevent moisture from trapping near your fence. Also, try to place a sprinkler as far away as possible from the direction of the fence.
Replacing Wood Fences
Hopefully you won’t face this issue, but when the integrity of your fence has been compromised do to damage, you will need to consider whether you can repair or replace the material in question. When working with a company with years of experience, however, you can use that experience and expertise to make the right decision.
If you’re wood fence is in desperate need of repair or you would like to learn more about fence installation, the experts of Hercules Fence are ready to work with you.
Save Yourself a Headache and Hire Hercules Fence
Over the years, we have developed a reputation for professional service and quality fence installation. Hercules Fence has experience in nearly every type of residential and commercial fencing material imaginable, from wood and aluminum to chain link, vinyl, steel, and even temporary fencing.
We look forward to hearing from you and meeting your residential fencing needs. The experienced, professional team at Hercules Fence can help guide you through the design and installation process, ensuring you a headache-free experience.
Founded in 1955, Hercules Fence is the largest fence company based in Virginia. We have offices in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, and Norfolk, Virginia, as well as Maryland and North Carolina.