When homeowners install a wood fence, they are making an investment on their home. A wood fence adds elegance and security to a home while also increasing the curb appeal and overall value of the home. While a wood fence holds many benefits for homeowners, they do require some maintenance from time to time. This may seem difficult; however, the steps you can take to extend the life of your fence are simple and inexpensive.
Some steps homeowners can take to extend the life of their wood fence are:
- Cleaning- Use a power washer or strong hose to clean your fence of dirt and debris. Soap for dishes mixed with a bleach solution can be effective at cleaning the fence while also removing any mold spores that may have grown.
- Repairing- Walk the entire length of your fence in search for areas that need to be repaired. This can include loose hinges, broken locks, and damaged boards. This is also a good time to ensure the posts for your fence are still firmly in the ground.
- Staining- Once your fence has dried, you can now apply a petroleum stain to the wood. This stain will seep into the top layer of the wood to protect your fence for longer.
- Finishing- Once you have finished these main steps, you can then decide to add a wood preservative to your fence as well. It is also a good idea to use grease to lubricate the locks and hinges of your wood fence to ensure they remain in working order.
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of wood fences throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. Our professionals use only the highest quality wood materials to install your fence at a price that is reasonable and affordable.
To get started with your new wood fence by Hercules Fence, call us today at 1-800-883-3623. You can also visit our contact page to find a full list of our locations and phone numbers.