Cold weather is here, and there are many different considerations that you need to make when protecting different aspects of your landscaping and hardscaping against the elements. Fences are surprisingly resilient, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t need to prepare for snow and ice. How can you winterize your fence? (more…)
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Why a Fence Replacement is Best Done During Winter
If your fence has seen better days, you may be watching the weather forecast and simply crossing your fingers that the most recent wintery mix on the radar doesn’t do it in for good. All you can do is hold out for the spring, because everyone knows you can’t replace a fence in the winter, right? Wrong! Winter is actually a fine time to replace a fence – in fact, in can be one of the best times, if you can fit it in the right window. Read on to discover the unexpected benefits a new installation or fence replacement fence for your property. (more…)
Why a Vinyl Fence is the Best Option for Winter
The cold weather is in full swing now, and that means you’ll be experiencing plenty of snow and hail as the weeks pass by. Even so, you might still be thinking about getting new installations done for your landscape, especially since many companies aren’t as busy during the winter season. One thing you might be thinking about getting is a new fence, but with so many materials to choose from, you might be struggling to determine what type of fence to get. We advise that you use vinyl fencing, especially during winter. Today, we’ll be explaining why getting a vinyl fence is a smart choice for the winter season. (more…)
Making Sure Your Fencing Can Endure the Snow
During the winter, it’s to be expected that snow is going to come up in your forecast at some point. This can impact many aspects of your outdoor landscape, including any fence you have. You want your fence to be as prepared as it can be before snow starts to fall. Today, we’re going to explain what can be done to help your fencing endure whatever snow may fall. (more…)
How to Properly Remove Snow From Your Fence
In the United States, we’ll be dealing with snow while the winter season is in full motion. This means your yard is going to likely be covered in a white blanket of it at some point this season. This is perfectly fine for the most part, but some parts of your yard are best without snow, and your fence is one such area. Today, we will review the best ways to get snow off of your fence. (more…)
Installing A Fence In The Winter
Some people might think that installing a fence in the winter is a bad or unusual idea. However, installing a fence in the winter is actually a common practice! Unless the ground where you’re placing your fence is completely frozen, you can install a fence during the winter with little to no issue. Here are some reasons installing a fence during the winter is a good idea.
Getting Your Fence Ready For Winter
With the cold temperatures outside it may seem like winter is already here, but it’s still a couple weeks away. This means that you still have time to get your fence ready for the season before its most harsh conditions come. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure that your fence stays in good condition through the winter.
Can You Install a Fence in the Winter?
Installing a fence is commonplace in the warmer seasons, but winter is actually a great time of year to install a fence! As long as the ground beneath the fence isn’t frozen solid, there is plenty of installation work you can knock out before the snow and ice come. Why is winter such a great time of year to install a fence? (more…)
4 Winter Fence Maintenance Tips
Are you looking for ways to help your fence survive the harsh winter? If yes, we are here to help by providing you a few tips on how to protect your fence during the winter. Read below.
During winter the weather can be very harsh. There is wind, rain, hail and snow that can harm your fencing. Drastic temperature changes can create many challenges for your fence. It is important to keep your fence in mint condition. You could do this in the following ways:
Add Fence Stain
Applying fence stain to your fence can protect your fence from cold and harsh weather. Fence stain is great to apply to your fence because it protects your fence from moisture and permanent physical damage. You should always check your fence after a winter storm. If there is visible structural damage, then repairs will be necessary to prevent further damaging of the fence during the winter.
Keep the Area Around Your Fence Tidy
Your fence surrounding area needs to be regularly cleaned. Make sure an abundance of debris and leaves are not surrounding your fence. Leaves and debris can cause cracking to your fence because moisture and drastic temperature changes can cause trauma to your fence material.
Keep Mold Off Your Fence
Make sure you keep mold and mildew build up at a minimum on your fence. Do this by scrubbing mold off your fence occasionally. When scrubbing your fence, look for potential termites that could ruin your fence line.
When Should You Inspect Your Fence
You should inspect your fence at least twice a year. Make sure trees are not growing to your fence. If they are growing, the trees should be cut. Be sure to pressure wash your fence at least once a year. Make sure you keep up paint maintenance on your fence. This will help you prevent your fence from rot.
For more fence tips for winter maintenance, read this article from AndersonCutting.com.
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