Fences are an important part of many different kinds of property. They can be used on farms to keep animals in, domestic houses, swimming pools, or simply to make a border so you can square off a piece of land. In today’s world, wooden fences are still the most popular type of fence. Even though there are various types of materials to make fences from, wood remains the number 1 material across the country. Wood fences look fantastic and have a kind of timeless feel to them, like they’ll never go out of style. But wood needs to be taken good care of in order to last long and keep its prestigious look.
All kinds of questions can pop up in regards to fence repair, like “how do I know when to repair my fence?” or “what are some signs that my fence needs to be repaired?” There are a few easy signs that you can spot that will help you know whether or not it’s time to call a fence repair professional to get your fences back in order.
Probably one of the simplest ways to know that it’s time to fix your fence is if some of the wooden boards are damaged or broken. This happens often, either due to weather, time, or sometimes simple impact. It’s generally pretty easy to replace a single fence board, but if there’s a problem with the structure and it’s affecting the whole fence you might be better off just replacing a larger section of the fence, and in some cases the whole thing.
If you’ve noticed that your fence is hanging, sagging, or leaning to the side and it’s not looking sturdy this could easily be another sign that it’s time for some repairs to be done. This problem can sometimes be solved be replacing several of the fence posts. Again, if the problem has spread across a larger portion of the fence, it might be time for a replacement.
Another more serious problem would be insect infestation. Damage done by insect is most often fatal to wooden fences, since it eats away at large portions of healthy wood and leaves the fence weak and rotting. If you catch it early on and the damage hasn’t spread too far then you might be able to simple replace the parts of the fence that are damaged. However this is often not the case with insects, as they tend to move quite fast.
In the end, it’s up to you to decide exactly how and when you want to repair your own fence, but these are a few tips that could be useful to coming to a satisfactory conclusion. When in doubt you can contact a local fence company. Most companies will at the least provide a free quote so you have nothing to lose.