After a long winter of cold temperatures and harsh weather, your fence may need some sprucing up. Spring is the perfect time to make the most of warmer, sunnier weather and take care of routine fence maintenance. Depending on your fencing material, winter can really take a toll, so there are several things your fence may need in order to be looking like new for the summer. This can range from a quick power wash for vinyl fences to a hefty repair for older wooden fencing. No matter what kind of fence you have, we’ve got you covered for maintenance and repairs. Here are 5 spring fence maintenance tips. (more…)
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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.
When people get vinyl fences installed, they are usually thinking about their relatively low cost and ease of installation. One of the biggest reasons people choose vinyl fences for their homes is that they’re low-maintenance. Many people simply do not have the time or desire to spend a lot of time maintaining their fences. While different types of fences are appealing and functional, they come with certain maintenance concerns. A natural material like wood is very susceptible to weathering and rotting, and iron fences can rust. However, just because vinyl fences aren’t high maintenance, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have to maintain them at all. Vinyl fences still require some maintenance, and here are some ways you can make sure your fence is at its best all year long.
When you invest in a fence for your home or commercial property you want to know that it will last for years to come. This is why annual maintenance, especially before winter sets in, is so important. Depending on what type of fencing you have your maintenance needs may vary slightly, but for most the same rules will apply.
After some years, your fencing may wind up looking dirty and out-dated. Depending on the size of your yard and the style of fencing you have, replacing the whole thing when the boards seem too worn to last any longer can be expensive, time-consuming, and difficult. But when it comes to homeownership, these things naturally wear and require attention. Here are some affordable ways that you can update, maintain, and revitalize your old fence. (more…)
With the severe weather that Maryland has seen lately, your fence might be looking like it needs a little help. Even if your fence hasn’t been particularly damaged by the weather, years of wear and tear cause a lot of stress on the wood. Bring your fence back to life with these simple fence maintenance tips! (more…)
Are you ready for your Fourth of July party? If you’re hosting this year, you still have time to get your home and your fence into shape before your guests arrive. Not only will making a few updates help to showcase your home, but it can make your party more comfortable for everyone invited as well. (more…)
Whether you choose semi-transparent, semi-solid, or another option, the quality of your wood stain all comes down to your application technique. Wooden residential fences often make a statement against the backdrop of your home and landscape. If you’re staining a new or old fence, follow this guide for applying stain to your residential fence. (more…)
Of all the possible materials that you could choose for your fencing needs, vinyl is one of the most low-maintenance options. It’s not susceptible to rotting like wood or rust like iron and is virtually unaffected by weather. Still, there are steps you can take to ensure that the performance, look, and durability of your vinyl fence is the best it can be. (more…)
Summer is here. It brings sudden, driving rain, high winds, blazing heat, and damaging UV rays. All of these things can be very hard on your wooden fence. Fortunately, there are over 99,000 businesses that offer fencing services. These businesses employ over 270,000 people and generate over $50 billion in revenue, so they know a thing or two about protecting your investment. These are just a couple of their tricks. (more…)