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Make Your Fence Last By Following These Fence Maintenance Tips

Monday, November 16, 2020

Did you know that the average homeowner will spend an estimated $3,000 to get their yard fenced in?

Considering the investment that it takes to get a quality fence installed in your backyard, you'll likely want to take every step that you can to keep your fence protected. One of the most threatening things that your fence can be regularly exposed to is Harsh weather conditions.

Learning about the best methods to use to keep up with your fence maintenance will protect your investment and ensure that your fence is around for many years to come. That's why today, we've created this quick guide to help you get a better understanding of the best fence maintenance practices. Keep reading to learn more!

Wash Your Fence

One of the most commonly overlooked ways to stay on top of fence maintenance is washing a fence. Giving your fence a good "bath" every year will help keep it free from mold and mildew.

To wash your fence down, you should invest in a specially formulated fence or deck cleaner. This cleaner will help to restore the moisture in the wood, keeping it protected for even longer. You'll also want to use a pressure washer or a brush to scrub off anything growing on the fence.

Look for Maintenance Problems

You need to walk around your fence every few months to identify any potential maintenance problems. A quality inspection will help you to identify potential areas that may need fixing within the next few months. it's even more important to give it your fence a once-over after a bad storm or snow pile up.

Look around the fence to see if you can find any loose nails. Also, see if you can identify any broken pieces of the picket or rotting wood that will need to be changed out. It's also essential for you to keep an eye out for any vines growing on the fence.

Another thing that you should look out for is insect damage on the wood. Take the time to wiggle the posts in your fence to ensure that the posts are securely in the ground and that the soil surrounding the fence posts hasn't moved around.

Protect Your Fence

You should also regularly apply a protective coat of water repellent spray to the material up your fence. This spray will ensure that the elements aren't wearing away at the material that your fence is made with.

If you're unable to find any water repellent spray, you'll want to invest in a specifically designed paint for fences. This paint will have rust-fighting properties and water repellent properties, keeping your fence protected from the harsh elements.

Learning About the Best Fence Maintenance Tips

By learning about how to practice proper fence maintenance, you can keep your investment in your fence protected for a longer time. The best way to keep your fence protective is to regularly clean it, inspect it, and keep it covered with a specialized paint or spray.

Is your fence beyond the point of repair? It may be time for you to invest in a new fence. Click here to contact us today to learn about our fencing services!

Montco Fence is the number one family owned and operated fencing contractor for Phoenixville, King of Prussia, Downington, Norristown, Douglassville, Pennsburg, and nearby East Pennsylvania communities. Our services include, but are not limited to: Wood fencing (custom red cedar), PVC/Vinyl fencing, Chain link fencing, Aluminum fencing. 

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