Don’t underestimate the power of a wooden fence. In fact, weathering is a common issue among wood fence owners everywhere — particularly in the mid-atlantic region. The reality is, the ultraviolet rays in sunshine can end up wreaking havoc on your wooden fence over time. Ultimately, having some type of protectant on your wooden fence to ensure it stays protected against the weather elements can do wonders towards extending the lifespan of your wooden fence overall. Here are the best ways you can take steps to effectively and efficiently seal your wooden fence and thereby extend the lifespan of your wooden fence overall. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Maintenance’
Restoring Rusty Wrought Iron Fencing
Wrought iron fencing is one of the most sturdy fencing options available today. Few things come close to the strength and durability of this type of metal fencing. It is not without its drawbacks however. While it is unmatched in terms of stability and aesthetics, it requires considerable maintenance sometimes to keep it that way. Unlike wood and even aluminum fencing, wrought iron rusts. And this rust can lead to structural instability if it is left alone. It also doesn’t look nice. Well-maintained wrought iron fencing is beautiful! But rusty fencing is just scary. If you have wrought iron fencing that hasn’t been getting the maintenance and upkeep it needs, you may be able to restore it. Read on to learn more. (more…)
Tips for Getting Fence Damage Fixed During Spring
Your fence around your residential property does a lot of work for your family. Good fences keep children and pets safely in a yard, while keeping sources of danger out. They help secure and protect your stuff, while also protecting you from liability. They’re also pretty and help improve curb appeal and home value. None of this is true when you have fence damage, however. If your fence has been damaged this winter, it is no longer doing its job. In fact, a damaged fence does the opposite, inviting trouble and putting you at risk for liability and damage. A damaged fence is not something you should put on the back burner. Read on for tips to getting your fence damage fixed this spring. (more…)
What Not to Do During Fence Maintenance
When deciding on a fence for your property, one factor to consider is how much maintenance will need to be done on it. No fence is without its maintenance procedures, but some fences require more maintenance than others, such as aluminum or vinyl ones. If you want your fence’s longevity to be as high as possible, you need to make sure you’re performing your maintenance procedures the right way and not making any mistakes. These are among the mistakes you should avoid making during fence maintenance. (more…)
Finding the Reason for Fence Damage
Fences are great to have for pretty much any property. Whether you need to keep pets or kids from leaving the yard, or you want to keep intruders away, a fence will always have a purpose to serve you. Over time, fences start to get worn down, though, and eventually, you’ll start to see hints of fence damage.
You’ll want to know why your fence was damaged because you might be able to prevent future damage from happening if you know the source of the problem. Here are some of the reasons you may have accumulated fence damage. (more…)
How You Should Keep your Wooden Fence Maintained During Summer
Maryland is getting ready for its first taste of summer. This is a season filled with a lot of gorgeous sunshine and captivating flowers. It also includes some less lovely things, such as summer storms and high humidity and heat. These rough weather conditions can do a lot to your outdoor landscape, and more specifically, your fence can take a hit if you have one made of wood. If you want a wooden fence to last, you’re going to have to keep these maintenance suggestions in consideration. (more…)
Mistakes People Can Make During Fence Staining
Imagine this: your fence is structurally sound and just as you want it. It offers you all the security and privacy you could ever ask for. It’s in great condition, and there’s no reason to replace it. However, you really just don’t love the color of the wood and are thinking about staining it. Fence staining is a fairly simple process that can completely alter the look of your wooden fence, but there are some common mistakes we see that you should be sure to avoid. (more…)
Increasing the Longevity of Your Wood Fence
A wood fence can be a captivating home feature for any yard. On top of extra aesthetic appeal, these fences raise your home’s security levels, making them useful for a variety of situations.
Wooden fences will usually last somewhere in the ballpark of 15 years, but if you take good care of them, that life expectancy could rise up to as many as 20 years, if not more. To maximize the longevity of your wood fence, here is what you can do. (more…)
How to Keep Dogs From Getting Past Your Fence
For those who have dogs as pets, you might have decided to install a fence around your yard to keep them from running away and getting into danger. Unfortunately, fences don’t always keep dogs contained. Many dogs will attempt to jump over a fence or consider digging underneath it, and you need to be sure your fence will keep your dog in the yard no matter what. Here is how you’re able to prevent your dog from getting past your fence. (more…)
Keeping Your Wood Fence Protected Against Termites
Termites can wreak havoc on your fence. They feast on wood, raising families that will cause even greater problems if you don’t take care of the problem early on. It can be tough to even know that you have a termite issue until it’s too late, and your fence has already begun to split and fall apart because termites eat away at your fence from the inside out.
The best way to handle termite problems is to prevent them from happening from the start. Here is what you should do to make sure termites don’t destroy your wooden fence. (more…)