Is your fence starting to get worn down? Are there spots on your fence that are curving or falling apart as it continues to age? If so, there is a good chance a fence repair is needed. No matter what material is used to build your fence, it’s only a matter of time until it becomes unable to stand up to the elements. If you don’t know when a fence repair is needed, here are some signs that will indicate that it’s time.
Broken or Damaged Fence Boards
Keep a close eye on your fence boards. Over time, they’ll start to show signs of damage caused by exposure to the weather. Once this happens, replace your boards immediately. Broken boards are not only an eyesore on your fence, but they also pose a safety hazard. Broken fence boards don’t offer the same level of protection since there will be holes that allow people to get through your fence. There may also be jagged edges that can cut people. To get this problem addressed, contact your local fence repair company. They can find the cause of the problem and resolve it, so it doesn’t happen again.
If your fence is in bad shape, it may start leaning to one side. Sometimes, all it takes is some reinforcing of your fence posts. However, for a majority of the time, it will be a more serious issue. It is likely that your wood is starting to wear out, which will require you to install a brand new fence before your old one completely collapses.
This is a problem specific to wooden fences. Pests have a way of getting into your fencing if you’re not careful, and it can cause your fence to rapidly deteriorate. The best thing you can do is take precautions and avoid having insect damage in the first place.
If they have already gotten to your fence, though, you’ll notice it right away. You’ll see tiny holes where they’ve gnawed on your fence, or they will turn your fence into their home. To deal with insect problems, it’s not enough to deal with your fence; you also have to handle the insects so that they don’t damage your fence again. A fence repair company will likely be able to help you with these types of problems.
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