Maryland is getting ready for its first taste of summer. This is a season filled with a lot of gorgeous sunshine and captivating flowers. It also includes some less lovely things, such as summer storms and high humidity and heat. These rough weather conditions can do a lot to your outdoor landscape, and more specifically, your fence can take a hit if you have one made of wood. If you want a wooden fence to last, you’re going to have to keep these maintenance suggestions in consideration.
Seal Your Wooden Fence Once Every Three Years
Sealant is your primary defense against humidity and insect damage. You should make it a habit to seal your wooden fence once every three years. Stains are a great option for getting sealant onto your fence, and they let you decide what color it should have, all while giving your fence a little extra sheen as well.
Keep the condition of your fence in mind before staining because you could need to do some sanding beforehand if the surface isn’t ready.
Check on Your Fence’s Structure
Care for your wooden fence also includes checking in and seeing if the structural integrity of the fence is sound. Damage is bound to come up eventually, whether that be from a loose fence board or hinge or if the entire structure is leaning to one side. As long as you’re monitoring your wooden fence often enough, you’ll know when to address problems before they have any opportunity to become worse and get more costly to handle.
Keep Weeds Away From Your Wooden Fence
Regular upkeep is still going to be a necessity if you want your wooden fence to stay in top form. Make sure that weeds and other kinds of debris don’t have the chance to pile up around your fence. If you let debris stick around, wooden fences can start eroding at a faster rate. Dealing with debris as soon as you spot it protects your fence much more than if you ignore that debris. You don’t have to do too much, though. Just be sure debris is far enough away from your fence that it can’t cause any damage.
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