Have you recently purchased a home with a new fence, or installed a new wooden fence? Wood looks incredible when it is first installed, but can start to age due to the weather. Utah weather is NOT easy on fencing, especially wood fencing. Understanding how to care for a wood fence will help expand the lifespan of the fence, and keeps your property looking wonderful.
Sealing a Wood Fence
A wood fence will have Utah winter weather to deal with. Moisture from snow and rain is absorbed into the fence, which can cause it to age quickly. The moisture will eventually rot the wood if it is not cared for in the right way. You can protect a wood fence by applying a stain or sealant on the wood every two or three years. The brand and type of sealant you use will let you know how frequently you will need to reseal or stain the fence.
How to Clean a Wood Fence
It doesn’t take much for a wood fence to start aging. The sun, wind, rain, snow, sleet, and hail can cause it to look worn out quickly. Cleaning your wood fence will help it appear nicer, and new once again. Soap and water along with a sponge will help you clean off the dirt and grime. Power washing tends to be the easiest way to keep the fence clean.
Wooden fences do look beautiful as long as they are maintained in right way. There are some additional things you need to do in order to prevent termites, mold, mildew, and rotting. Termites can be controlled by treating your fence with sealant, and insecticides to kill termites. In addition to termite control, it is important to caulk the base of the fence. Caulking will limit water from being able to seep into the wood so it doesn’t rot the post.
Professional Fence Maintenance
To keep your fence looking new and lasting for years to come, contact Bronco Fence for annual fence maintenance.