We are almost at the end of summer, and the cool fall weather will be here before we know it! Now is a good time to check your fencing and get it ready for the changing of the seasons. Here are some fencing things to take care of to ensure your fence stands firm through the fall and coming winter.
Check the Fence for Damage
You’ll definitely want to check no matter what material your fence is made of, but it is particularly important if you have a wood fence. The moisture from the humidity and rain of the summer can cause your wood fence to rot. This is particularly problematic after fall when your fence will need to withstand the weight of winter snow. Vinyl and aluminum fences can withstand the snow better, but make sure to check that your fence is structurally sound.
Apply a Coat of Sealant, if Necessary
If your wood fence isn’t showing signs of rot, it should be able to last another season. However, you should look into applying a coat of sealant to waterproof and protect it. Check your fence first to see if the current waterproofing is sufficient. If you splash water on the fence and it beads up, it should be good to go. If it does not, you will need to apply a new coat of sealant.
Keep Leaves Away from your Fence
One of the chores you may be doing during the fall is raking leaves from your yard. You’ll want to have a place to rake your leaves that is not against your fence. Leaves can take in moisture, which can mean trouble for your fence. There is the risk of rotting in the case of a wood fence. And even though vinyl fences can withstand moisture better, algae is more likely to grow. This is particularly problematic for white or light colored vinyl fences. Therefore, keeping leaves away from your fence will ensure its longevity and good health.
Excel Fence and Deck Can Help Secure Your Yard
If you are looking for a long-lasting and beautiful fence or just want your existing fence to look brand new, Excel Fencing and Decking is happy to meet your needs. We offer a variety of fencing styles and materials to make sure that your commercial or residential property stays as secure as possible. For a free estimate, use our online form. For more information, give us a call at (410) 803-9499 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and hear from some of our valued customers, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.