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Home Maintenance – 7 Tips for a Great Wooden Fence

If you’re a homeowner, then you probably take great pride in the way you maintain your property. Whether you’re doing home maintenance inside or outside of your home, you always try to use the best materials. Typically, you try to take care of home repairs yourself if possible. It’s not just about the money. You like to work with your hands and love the feeling you get when you see a job you’ve accomplished. However, when it comes to taking care of your wooden fence, it may be in your best interest to contact professional fence installers near you.

The big difference between a wooden fence and one made of metal or PVC is that it is extremely vulnerable to the elements. It is also more likely to succumb to wear and tear. That’s why we wanted to take a few minutes and discuss some of the simple ways in which you can take care of your wooden fence. If at any point you start to feel overwhelmed, contact our offices right away. We can send one of our expert technicians or fence installers out to help you with your outside home maintenance. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can always provide you with a free estimate before we get started on your fence reclamation.

Make Sure You Clean Your Wooden Fence Regularly

If you think about it, you probably polish your furniture and run the vacuum at least once or twice a week. You clean up from your family dinner every night just in case someone pops by to say hello. Yet, for some reason, you don’t do the same thing for your fence when you know people are going to drive by and see it on a daily basis.

You should take the time at least once or twice and month to just hose it down and make sure it’s free of dust and debris. You should do an even more in depth cleaning every three months just to make sure there’s no buildup of mold or mildew on the wooden fences around the property.

 

It’s a Good Idea to Power Wash Your Wooden Fence At least Once or Twice a Year

Even if you keep your wooden fence free from debris and leaves, it’s still a good idea to power wash it at least once or twice a year. If you own a power washer or know where to rent one, it’s certainly something you do by yourself. It’s time consuming but it’s well worth it. You watch your drab, wooden fence turn into something that looks like it was freshly installed. You don’t want to do it more than twice a year because it can cause splintering in the wood or cracks. The last thing you want to do is invite termites or other infestations into these cracks and holes. Once that happens, it won’t be a matter of repairing or repainting your fence – it will be a matter of replacing it altogether. If that does happen to you though, it should be a relief that you have professional fence installers like us to come out and help you fix the damage.

Apply a New Coat of Paint Every 2 Years

One other thing you should do as far as your wooden fence maintenance is concerned is slap on a fresh coat of paint on it every two years. Even if you personally don’t think it needs it, it is something you have to do to keep your fence well maintained and aesthetically pleasing. You can contact our office and speak to one of our fence installers to find out what colors or stains may work best for you. They’ll even come out to your house and offer a free estimate for home maintenance if you’d like.

Keep an Eye Out for Mold and Decay

Something you may not think about when it comes to your one fence is the presence of mold or decay. If you have a lot of shrubbery near your fence, there is a good chance you could end up with green moss stains or plain old mold and mildew. Not only is this not healthy for your fence, but it can be unsightly. This is especially true if you use your yard as a place to entertain. Nobody is going to want to sit near a fence that is covered in mold. At a certain point, it may even start to smell very unpleasant. That’s why we recommend that you keep an eye out for any kind of mold or mildew in addition to decay and contact our office so we can come out and take a look at it. This may sound trivial, but it’s part of home maintenance and it’s something that you have to do.

Let a Home Maintenance Professional to Do the Work for You

Some homeowners don’t see the need to hire a professional fence installer to help them with their home maintenance. For some reason, despite the fact that they’ve never installed a fence before in their lives, they think now is a good time to try. You’re much better off contacting one of our professional fence installers near you to at least come out and provide you with a free estimate.

If they think that your fence can survive another couple of years, they’ll let you know. Our technicians are nothing if not honest. However, if they do believe that it’s time for you to repair or replace your wooden fence, they’ll let you know. They’ll even give you an idea of how much it’ll be depending on the style of fence you’re looking for and the size of your yard.

We usually suggest that you contact our office and speak to one of our home maintenance agents. You can set up a date and time to have one of our technicians come out to your house. We can show you the different materials available for your new fence. We can also give you an idea of what repairs will make your fence look much better and make it last for at least another year or two. Finally, if all your wooden fence needs is some stain and a fresh coat of paint, we can help you with that too. The best thing to do is call our office before you get started on any projects. Sometimes it’s a lot easier for us to start fresh than it is for us to clean up your mistakes and then trying to start the project anew.

 

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