Fences are one thing that most homeowners give little thought to during winter. Even so, that doesn’t mean you should ignore your fence. A little bit of maintenance now will go a long way toward helping your structure hold up during the colder months. Here are some fencing maintenance tasks to take care of before Old Man Winter arrives.
Clean and Check
It’s important to thoroughly clean and inspect your fence during fall. By doing so, you can uncover any existing damage and have it taken care of before freezing temperatures arrive. Some things to look for include:
Rotted or damaged wood
Excessive rust, particularly on hinges and hardware
Missing or damaged fence posts
Fence panels that are bowed or leaning
If you do notice damage, it’s important to have it taken care of right away. Certain types of repairs only become more complicated to perform once the weather gets colder.
Don’t have time for repairs? In that case, you can always contact us for assistance instead.
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