Important Tips for Caring for Your Fence

Important Tips for Caring for Your Fence

A fence is an important part of your home. It is what keep you and your family secure. However, when you have a wood fence, it is important to take care of it. Wood fencing is durable, but, it also requires some maintenance is required to keep it in top condition.

Painting and Sealing

One of the best ways to prevent your fence from rotting is to either paint or stain your fence. Staining gives your fence the color of wood yet seals it so moisture doesn’t rot out the wood. A lot of people, however, choose to paint the fence. Painting keeps out some of the moisture, but not as much as sealing it does. Painting, allows you to customize your fence to better match your home.

Repairing Damage Before it Spreads

The thing about wood fencing is once it starts to go bad it spreads quickly. Therefore, it is important to get it repaired as soon as possible. Rotting or water damaged wood can spread to boards surrounding it. This weakens the overall fence. Split or cracked fencing makes your property less secure, allowing your family and pets to escape and lets unwanted pest in. Replacing all damaged boards is essential.

Clean Your Fence

Your fence will last longer if you keep it clean. A simple power washing with a mild soap will improve its looks as well as its lifetime. By power washing, you remove all the dirt and grime as well as any mildew or mold that may be developing.

When it comes to caring for your fence, including repairs contact the professionals. Grizzly Fence can save you time and money. Enjoy the things that matter most in life and leave your wood fence to them. Call today to get your wooden fence back to its former glory.

FAQs:

How should I protect my wood fence?

You can prevent your fence from rotting is to either paint or stain your fence. Staining gives your fence the color of wood yet seals it so moisture doesn’t rot out the wood. A lot of people, however, choose to paint the fence. Painting keeps out some of the moisture, but not as much as sealing it does. Painting, allows you to customize your fence to better match your home.

What should I do with fence woods that are rotten or water damaged?

Rotting or water damaged wood can spread to boards surrounding it. This weakens the overall fence. Replacing all damaged boards is essential.

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