April showers bring May cookouts, and if your landscape and fencing are looking dreary it’s time to work on cleanup! After a long hard winter of blowing dirt and debris, salt spray, and snow pile up, it’s likely that your home fence could use some serious TLC. Fortunately for you, when you have a quality fence from Hercules, your maintenance will be a breeze. Today we’ll walk you through your spring fence maintenance by fence type.
Wood may need a little more work than the other options, but its beauty and durability are worth the effort. Start your spring by doing a thorough inspection of your fence to look for missing or broken sections or any parts that may need repair. Next, it’s time for cleanup; using a hose or pressure washer remove any built up grime and dirt. Depending on when you last painted or sealed, the final step may be a new coat of either.
Chain Link Fences
While it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing, chain link is great for keeping children and dogs within the boundaries of your yard. It’s also incredibly easy to care for. Each spring you’ll need to do a perimeter check for any damage and to remove any debris like sticks and leaves that may have gotten caught in the links. Lastly, a simple wash to remove dirt is all that’s needed.
Like chain link, vinyl is incredibly easy to care for as it does not need to be painted or stained. While doing your perimeter check bring along your hose and a scrub brush, and you can remove any dirt while you go. Vinyl is easy to clean but make sure not to use a too hard scrub brush as you can cause some scratches.
Wrought Iron and Ornamental Fences
Is there anything more classic and dynamic than wrought iron fencing? We think not! Wrought iron is one of the most durable types of fencing, and you will likely not have too much damage from the winter effects. That said, you must do a thorough inspection to check for anywhere that may have chipped paint as they can rust. A quick spring cleaning is always a good idea, but the most significant concern is ensuring that the paint job is in good order to prevent any rust damage and corrosion.
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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.