Fence maintenance is never ending, no matter what the season. Different weather conditions call for different maintenance actions by homeowners. Summer maintenance is essential in keeping your fence functioning and extending the overall life of the structure. So what goes into summer maintenance for your residential fence?
Whether your children enjoy digging holes or your husband mows the lawn every week, debris will begin to pile up around the posts of your fence. If this debris is left for more than a week, rain and morning dew can become trapped underneath, leaving your fence posts exposed to moisture constantly. The more moisture exposure, the more likely your fence will fall victim to mildew or mold growth.
Tree Branch Removal
The summer months are known to bring heavy storms with them every year. They are also known to bring hurricanes with them on occasion. When these storms occur, heavy rains and strong wind gusts as well as the occasional lightening strike can bring tree branches crashing down. When branches fall along your fence, be sure to remove them as well as other twigs and leaves to prevent weight from damaging your fence.
Latches and Hinges
Without properly working hinges and latches, your fence will be unable to function properly. Make it a point to regularly walk around your fence to check the hinges and latches as well as locks. As soon as damage is noticeable, be sure to fix the problem immediately to avoid further damage and a full replacement of your fence.
Maintain Your Fence this Summer
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of several fence styles throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. Residential fencing provides a welcoming appearance to complement your home. Our sales team can offer you many selections to choose from to accommodate your privacy, semi-privacy, and decorative needs, and our professionals use only the highest quality materials to install your fence at a price that is reasonable and affordable. We also specialize in commercial fencing to keep your business safe and secure while also looking professional and welcoming.
If you are in the market for a new fence or an upgrade, call Hercules Fence today at 1-800-883-3623. You can also visit our contact page to find a full list of our locations and phone numbers.