This has been a mild summer for our Utah homeowners as we haven’t seen several days of double digit temperatures strike, causing several issues for homeowners. In years past, the heat can actually cause problems for homeowners with fencing concerns. Our neighbors in Arizona have been hit with heat waves, causing their fences to melt and have a number of problems. Fortunately we do not see the same problems with heat, and Bronco Fence uses fencing materials designed to withstand the heat and problems that can cause fencing to melt. Vinyl fencing materials used by our team are tested for heat resistance and we only used high-grade materials to ensure they can handle the extreme weather conditions we face.
Even if you do not have a vinyl fence, you might be in a position where you need to be concerned about your wood fence or your chain link fence. Unfortunately the heat will take its toll on wood fencing and metal fencing. How can you properly maintain your fence when you have kids ready to go back to school, work, and a number of other things on your plate? Bronco Fence does offer fencing maintenance, and we can come out and take a look at the different things we can do to help repair or restore your fence. Use our summer fence maintenance tips to keep your fence in great condition for the rest of the summer and prepare it for the winter months ahead.
Tip # 1 – Inspection Time
Take a walk around your yard and look at all the various aspects of your fence. Do you have some debris that is causing the wood to rot? Are you dealing with moisture around the bottom, which also leads to rotting of a wood fence. The other concern with foliage too close to a fence is that it can actually stain your fence. We see this happen a lot to brick and wood fencing. If you do not keep the area clean around your fence, you will end up with mildew problems, rodents, insect infestations,and a number of other problems that can ruin your fence.
Tip # 2 – Trim up the Trees
Do you have trees that are hanging over the fence? If you do, you need to trim them up as they can do some serious damage to your fence. Not only do the leaves cause an annoyance to clean, those large, hanging branches can easily snap in a windstorm or when there is a lot of snow pushing down on them. Stay safe and keep your trees trimmed and remove the dead and damaged tree branches.
Tip # 3 – Check for Issues
Once you have a general idea of the status of your fence, start looking for things that need to be repaired. Do you have posts pulling away from the fence? Do you have loose bolts on the safety gate? Does the gate squeak when you open and close it? Here are some of the other things to consider when you are looking at your fence:
- Insect problems
- Wobbly posts
- Damaged sections
If you need to repair or replace sections of your fence, call Bronco Fence today. We work with residents in Northern Utah to aid in preventing serious fencing problems. We are one of the only fencing companies providing deep posting for our fence installation. What this means is we go beyond the standard to ensure the fence posts are secured properly in the ground so they will be able to withstand the harsh weather we face in Utah. Call our office today for more information about fencing solutions.