Your fence should be a multi-functional part of your home’s exterior. It should provide security, while also adding an element of design to your yard. Over time though, you might notice that your fence isn’t performing its duty as well as it once had. It may seem like no matter what you do, your fence is beyond repair. If this sounds familiar, it may be time for you to replace your fence. Here are some signs it’s time to make a change.
If you have a wood fence, you probably know that it is vulnerable to weathering. Temperature extremes can cause the wood to warp, which could result in it being unstable. While any warping at all isn’t ideal, when it gets to this point you will need to replace your fence. Also, a warped fence can be a sign that your fence is suffering from rot, which is another reason to replace your fence.
Sometimes you can apply a fresh coat of paint to an aging fence, making it look newer than it is. While this may seem like a quick fix, it’s really only masking the problem. Discoloring of a fence is a sign that it has aged too much and that it’s probably time to replace it. A discolored fence is more than an aesthetic problem. It can have practical consequences too.
It’s A Hazard
If your fence is a danger to people, you should replace it. Some examples of this include things protruding from it like splinters, nails, or rusty links. These issues aren’t going to go away on their own, so you should plan to replace your fence if you are experiencing any of these issues.
It’s Gone Through A Heavy Storm
After a damaging storm like a hurricane, your fence may have sustained some damage that will render it ineffective. Heavy winds and rain could have damaged your fence’s structure so much that it’s not even useful anymore. The soil located at the foundation of your fence could have been eroded as well, meaning that your fence could have shifted out of position.
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When you are ready for a residential or commercial fence that will meet the security and aesthetic needs of your family home 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.