Investing in a fence is a great way to provide safety and security to your property, while also enhancing its curb appeal. A fence can last for decades with the right care and maintenance. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not sure where to begin when it comes to fence maintenance. Our experts are here to help you understand how to care for your fence and keep it looking new for years to come.
Inspect Your Fence Every Spring and Fall
Take the time to walk your fence line in the spring and fall to make sure it is in good condition. Does the fence need a fresh coat of stain? Do you have some missing, warped, or broken wood fence panels? Do a thorough examination of the fence to identify the things that need to be fixed by professionals, and what you can repair on your own.
Clean the Fence Annually
It is important to take the time to clean the fence annually. Annual fence cleaning removes the dirt, bird feces, mold, and other things that can eat away at the surface of the fence. While a vinyl fence might not have the same issues as a wood fence, both styles of fencing will benefit from proper cleaning and upkeep.
Waterproof a Fence
Paint a new layer of waterproofing on the fence yearly. Waterproofing will help to protect the fence against serious water damage for wood, aluminum, or wrought iron fencing. Waterproofing layers of paint, stain, or powder-coating helps to keep the fence looking new longer.
Remove Debris Buildup
When you approach the winter months, its common to have a large layer of leaves and debris on the lawn and around the fence. If you do not remove this excess debris from the yard, it can easily start causing problems for your fence. Sticks and leaves are known for rotting wood fences if they are not removed. Heavy snow is another concern, especially for older fences. Heavy snow can lean against the fence, placing excess strain on the fence that might not be strong enough to withstand the weight.
If you need assistance with fence repair and fence maintenance, contact Bronco Fence. Our experts will be able to come over and provide detailed quotes on fence repair needs, and some fencing maintenance to prolong the lifespan of your fence.