Your wood fence is constantly enduring the changing seasons, along with the outside elements, like dirt, rain, snow, heat, and wind, to name a few. Maintaining your wood fence throughout the year is necessary to preserve the natural materials of your fence along with its appearance. Below are some tips for maintaining your wood fence throughout the year, ensuring its longevity.
Cleaning your wood fence is one of the first things you can do as a part of fence maintenance. A pressure washer is a good choice of equipment to use for this job. Doing this removes dirt, grime, mold, and other debris from your fence. However, to ensure that you don’t damage your fence while washing it, it’s recommended that your pressure washer isn’t too strong, you’re using the proper cleaner, and you’re cleaning when the sun is shining so the excess water on your fence can dry quicker.
Constantly inspecting your fence allows you to notice whether it needs to be cleaned, repaired, excess debris needs to be moved, or if it’s beginning to rot. Noticing minor issues before they become major is key in saving you costs and prolonging the life of your fence.
Delaying repairs on your fence can be costly. Repairing minor damages to sections in your fence, such as broken boards, can be resolved with a simple repair is key to fence maintenance. It prevents the damage from spreading and becoming major fence repairs or replacements.
Seal, Stain, and Paint
Applying a layer of sealant, stain, or paint to your fence adds a layer of protection to it, prolonging its lifespan. It helps shield the wood from outside elements like water and the sun, preventing the fence from rotting, cracking, and splitting.
Keep It Clear
The less weight you have on your fence, the longer it lasts. Overgrown tree branches, plants, and discarded leaves can cause a significant amount of damage to your fence. Overgrown tree branches can rub across your fence when it’s windy, causing scratches or chipped paint. Overgrown plants and discarded leaves can trap moisture contributing to the rotting of a wood fence. Removing overgrown trees, plants, and leaves decreases fence damage, ensuring that it lasts.
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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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