How to Extend the Life of a Wood Fence
The lifespan of a fence depends on you. A typical cedar wood fence is built to last 20-25 years, but there are things homeowners can do to extend the life of their fence. For many of our customers, we know that keeping children and pets safe is the main objective.
But many times, full-fence replacement is not a viable option. Finances may be an obstacle at the moment. Or maybe you’re selling your home soon, and your fence isn’t in significant disrepair but could still use a little work. Each customer’s situation is different. Here are three options for repairing and prolonging your wood fence.
Broken fence post? Here’s a simple fix to deter further damage. For a falling fence, the first thing to be done is to brace the fence post to limit additional damage. Make sure you have:
Prolong your fence’s life – keep it looking new nearly 20 years later!
The tools you’ll need:
Springtime, the time for fence repair.
Ice dams, wind storms, blizzards, frost heaves, and snow are wreaking havoc on us and our homes and businesses. Spring will come inevitably. When it does show up, the light will shed on the many problems property owners have in store.
Areas of concern will be roofing, gutters, downspouts, asphalt, awns, basement flooding, and especially fences. Snow has been shoveled, piled, and plowed on any fence by Bob, your Neighbor, and Mother Nature herself. It has not only been snow, but record low temperatures, which cause frost heaves that push and pull posts and undermine the fence’s level and stability. And I would bet your gates out of whack just like your back – from all that shoveling.
Most fences will need minor adjustments and gates to be rehung. Repairs can be made, so have no fear. After the melt, give us a shout – we’ll come right out. Estimate, repair – have no despair! Geo Brothers Fence knows how to repair, and we care! Give us a call today! (978) 998-0660
The Purpose of a Fence
A fence can serve many purposes for a home or business. Some fences are installed for privacy, while others may be put in for security reasons. A fence can also help to protect property from trespassing and vandalism. In some cases, a fence may also be used to provide shade or wind protection.
Why do you need a fence? Give the experts at Geo Brothers fence a call. We have the answers you are looking for and are happy to meet with you to discuss your options.
Robert Georgenes, Owner of GEO Brothers, LLC fence company