Are you wondering whether you need to repair or replace your fence? Over the years, fences will deteriorate due to being exposed to outside elements. Severe weather such as rain, snow, and heavy winds can damage fences significantly. This puts the security of your property at risk, not to mention your privacy.
Therefore, it's crucial to recognize fence damage and repair it quickly. Otherwise, the damage could become unrepairable, and the costs quickly mount up. In this article, we'll share the most common signs of fence damage so you know what to look out for and what steps to take. Read on for more information.
1. MISSING PICKETS OR BOARDS
It's very common for pickets or boards to break off due to bad weather or wear and tear. If it's the first time it's happened, and it's only minor, you could easily replace the board or picket yourself. You just need to ensure you paint or stain them to match the rest of the fence. If you don't, it will look out of place and unattractive. However, if you are regularly replacing pickets and boards or large sections of the fence are missing, bring professionals in. You'll likely need a new fence to maximize the security of your property. You also don't want to keep spending money on a fence that is past its lifespan.
2. A LEANING FENCE
When your fence is leaning over, it's a complete eye saw and makes you not want to spend time in the yard. But more importantly, it's a security risk and poses a danger for your property. If you have a leaning fence, then you should act quickly. High winds may have caused it, or a fence post is becoming loose. Whatever the reason, you should inspect the fence to determine the problem. If the lean is minor, then professionally installed braces or support rods should fix the problem. Yet, if it looks like the fence is beyond repair, they will advise you to install a new one.
3. ROT AND TERMITES
If your fence is suffering from rot or infested with termites, it's only a matter of time before it crumbles. So you need to get it fixed or replaced immediately. Plus, if you do have termites, you'll want to do everything you can to keep them out of your facility. If they get inside, the damage can be very costly. Inspect your fence for signs of rot and termites regularly. Signs of rot can be cracks and softness in the wood, which usually happens at the bottom. Termite damage is similar but can also be identified by tapping the fence. If it sounds hollow, then termites may be inside. If you're unsure about rot and termites, then call in the professionals.
3 COMMON FENCE PROBLEMS TO LOOK OUT FOR
We hope you have enjoyed reading our article and it has been helpful to you, with care fences can last for years and years. As you can see, there are many common fence problems you should look out for. Spotting signs of damage early will save you money and help protect your property. Feel free to contact us to inspect your fence and help you get your fence repaired.