Your Fence: Repair or Replace?
Many factors can lead to damage to your fence including insect and termite infestation, severe weather, freezing and thawing, and ground shifts.
It’s a good idea to inspect your fence often for anywhere that may need repair, and, a lot of the time, you can take care of basic fence repair on the spot with a personal toolkit. Larger problems will likely need the help of professionals though, so taking note of the places that need help is a good idea.
Simple fence cleaning that can be done includes hosing down the fence surface. You can rent or buy a pressure washer for more unsightly items that need cleaning, like mold, moss, and the discoloration that comes with aging wood.
Rotting wood requires immediate attention, as this can lead to serious damage to your fence. If you notice any fence posts that are broken or rotting, promptly get those fixed, as they are the support structure for the entire fence.
When it comes to repairing your fence, you must make sure that the structural integrity of the fence isn’t compromised. If more than 20% of the fence components are damaged, it may be time to consider replacing your fence instead. Many homeowners have their fence covered under their insurance, and can receive help from that for the costs of repairing or replacing their fence due to damage. Check with your insurer for details.
For more complex tasks, it’s always best to consult with a professional on the best course of action to take. Someone that has experience with fences will be able to guide you to the best and most cost-effective solution to your fence damage. Contact us today to discuss the state of your fence.