Fences are a great accessory to your yard. However, fences can deteriorate over time. The lifespan of your fence will depend on a number of things,
- The type of material used
- The quality of paint
- The care you provide
Deteriorating fences are often overlooked. As the owner, you will have to do regular inspections to know their condition, whether it’s time for a quick repair or a costly replacement.
Here’s how you can tell:
Issue #1: Rot and Mold
All types of fences attract mold. If you’re lucky enough to catch it early, you’ll be able to clean it away.
Rotten fences, however, are not as easy to save. Rotten wooden fences usually become unworkable and you would need to call for a replacement.
Issue #2: Loose Panels
Loose panels are one of the most annoying fence problems, especially when the weather gets windy.
If your wood is still in good condition, you might be able to repair your fence by reattaching it with some nails. If your wood is in a rough condition, you might want to consider replacing it. If you keep on doing the quick fix of nailing the panels, they’ll eventually reach their limit.
Issue #3: Wood Holes
If you find holes in the boards of your fence, they are most likely caused by insects, animals, or microorganisms. You can still save the whole fence by replacing the affected boards. However, if most of the boards are already infected, you definitely need to replace the whole thing.
You can still save the whole fence by replacing the affected boards. If most of the boards are already infected, you definitely need to replace the whole thing.
You can still save your fence by replacing the affected boards. But if most of the boards are already infected, you definitely need to replace the entire fence.
Should I replace or repair my fence?
The issues above are only a few of the many problems that you can have with your fence. Whatever the issue may be, it is best to solve the problem as soon as it is detected. By doing this, you’ll be able to save money, time, and effort dealing with bigger problems later.