Fence Spring Maintenance
Updated: Apr 18, 2020
With warmer weather just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about spring maintenance tasks. Your fence is one of the most visible parts of your landscaping and can make a real impression on neighbors and guests. By taking a few common-sense steps to maintain these enclosures each spring and fall, you can increase the longevity of your fences while ensuring that they continue to look their best year after year.
Here are some tips for maintaining every type of fence to enhance the beauty of your home.
One of the most common types of fencing is also one of the most beautiful. Wood fences are available in a wide array of configurations and can enhance the appearance of nearly any property. The first step toward maintaining your wood fence is a comprehensive inspection that includes checking for any missing boards or connectors. During your walk around the perimeter, you should also apply gentle pressure to each area of the fence to identify any weak points. A garden hose or pressure washer can be used to wash away any grime that has built up over the fall and winter months. For more extensive repairs, however, it is usually best to consult a fence company (like Titan Fence Co.!) to ensure the best results for your project.
Perfect for families on a budget, chain link is one of the most cost-effective ways to keep pets and children in and intruders out of your yard. These fences usually require little maintenance; however, an annual once-over to identify any damaged areas and to check for rust or corrosion can help to extend the useful life of your chain-link fence. Clearing away weeds and brush from fence lines can reduce the risk of damage to chain-link enclosures.
Durable and low-maintenance, vinyl fences can provide solid protection for your property. Cleaning your fence can be accomplished easily with some warm water, a sponge and some green-friendly cleaning solution. For tougher spots, a soft brush can provide the friction needed to remove stains and grime from these fences. Any repair work should be left to the professionals, however; vinyl fences require special care to stay beautiful and functional for many years to come.
Wrought Iron and Ornamental Iron Fences and Gates
The elegance and beauty of ornamental iron and wrought iron fencing makes it a preferred choice for many businesses and homeowners. Inspecting these fences regularly can help to prevent rust buildup and damage to surfaces exposed to sun and rain throughout the year. These inspections can also allow you to spot damage to aluminum and steel fencing materials. Professional treatments may be required to remove existing rust and to repair any pitting that may have occurred over time. Depending on the type of iron fence, priming and repainting may also be required to provide added protection for these elegant enclosures. Enlisting the help of a company that installs wrought iron fences can ensure that wrought iron fences maintain their beauty for many years into the future.
Very little maintenance is necessary if any at all. If dirt has accumulated over the winter months a simple pressure wash or spray down with the garden hose will clean it right up.
Keeping your fence in top condition can provide real benefits for you and your family:
A secure perimeter can keep unwanted intruders out of your yard and away from your home.
Your fence can provide an attractive backdrop for your landscaping and lawn.
The right fence solution can allow your pets and children to enjoy a safe and private play area.
By taking steps to maintain your fence each spring, you can enjoy these advantages for many years to come.
Fence Maintenance Not Going To Cut It?
If fence maintenance isn’t going to fix your problems, then it’s time you got a new fence.
Titan Fence Co. offers high-quality fences including wood fencing, chain link fencing, concrete fencing, and more. We are your go-to for commercial, strata and residential fence installation services. We are ready for your call - 250-808-6991.