Questioning whether to repair or replace your fence? Many homeowners start out by weighing the costs, as well as the pros and cons. Repainting or repairing a fence is cheaper and easier than an all-out replacement, at least in the short term. Sometimes, however, replacing your fence is the better choice. Maybe your fence has worn out its welcome and will continue to need extensive repairs, or maybe you’d like to update the style or placement of your fence. Your fence can play a more important role in your home than you think- fences can add curb-appeal as well as giving passers-by or visitors a vital first impression of your home.
As a natural material, wood can be a little more damage-prone than synthetic materials. The elements can take their toll, and insects, moisture, and other environmental factors may affect your wood fence. Signs your fence need repair include discoloration, warping, or splintering. If you notice these things, you should carefully inspect your fence to determine the cause of damage, and if you can mitigate it with a solution like redirecting pooling water or exterminating wood-destroying insects. While vinyl is a pretty maintenance-free fence option, some damage can occur, especially if your fence is subjected to the weight of heavy winter snows or hit by a vehicle, large piece of debris, or equipment. The biggest threat to vinyl is cracking, so it’s a different set of concerns than you would have with wooden fences.
Time for a Change?
Damage isn’t the only reason to replace your fence. If your fence doesn’t provide enough privacy, isn’t high enough to stop your dog from escaping, or otherwise falls short of a necessary function, it’s time for a new one! Wanting to change the style of your fence is also a perfectly valid reason to get another. While replacing a fence is costlier than repairing or repainting, it’s sometimes worth it to get the fence you really want or need, as your life evolves and your family grows.
New Fences for All of Your Residential Fence Needs
When you are ready for a residential or commercial fence that will meet the security and aesthetic needs of your family or business, trust the experts at Hercules Fence. For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Fence online or give us a call at 800-395-9597. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.