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  • Writer's pictureDavid Grier Jr

7 Tips to Take Care of Your Wooden Fence

Your wood fence will last for years if properly maintained. Let’s look at the seven major steps required for care for a wooden fence.

Inspect Your Fence Regularly

Premier Fence suggests that the most important part of wood fence maintenance is to inspect your fence regularly to identify problems early.

Look for loose boards, rotting posts, damaged sections, mold and algae.

If you find any damage to your wood fence it is important to repair it immediately before the damage spreads.

This is where a professional fence company can save you time and money. They know how to properly care for a wooden fence so they can quickly make the necessary repairs.

Regular Cleaning

The second most important thing you need to know for care for a wooden fence is regular cleaning. It is #1 best way to preserve your new wood fence installation.

Removing dirt, algae and mold with a hose and brush or power washer, is the best way to deep clean your fence and stop any damage to the wood.

A word of caution, if you aren’t familiar with how to power wash a wood fence you run the risk of doing serious damage to your fence.

A professional fence company can eliminate the risk of any damage during power washing and their professionals can also seal the newly cleaned surface.

Sealing Your Fence

The next stage of wood fence upkeep is sealing. Resealing or painting your fence every 2-3 years will protect your fence from the elements and extend the lifespan of your fence.

Clear Vegetation

Growing vines may look pretty but their wreak havoc on your fence by restricting airflow which speeds up the breakdown of your wood. Trees and shrubs all need to be trimmed regularly so they don’t crowd your fence.

Redirect Sprinklers

Excessive water from sprinklers can also damage your fence so be sure to redirect the flow of water away from regular contact with your fence.

Avoid Heavy Objects

Hanging heavy objects on your wooden fence can cause serious damage. Heavy weight stresses the wood boards and fence sections, so avoid this so your fence isn’t compromised.

First Year Maintenance

During the first year of a new fence instalYour wood fence will last for years if properly maintained. Let’s look at the seven major steps required for care for a wooden fence.

The Advantages of using a Professional Fence Company

A professional fence company like, Premier Fence, has the experience and the expertise to handle any type of fence maintenance or repair and they offer affordable rates.

Professionals save you time and money because they understand wood fences and how to replace and repair issues without damaging your fence. Their expertise helps you avoid liability from damage during repair, especially if you share a fence line with a neighbor.

Knowledge of proper power washing procedures gets the job done with minimal hassle. They have the proper equipment for sealing and staining.

You can have peace of mind that the job was done correctly without all the hassles associated with buying the necessary tools and supplies to do the job yourself.

Premier Fence Fort Mill would love to inspect your fence and make any necessary repairs or maintenance. We have exceptional customer service and affordable pricing.

Quick, easy and hassle free.

We’re here to help with all your fencing needs.

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