Life can happen at any point. In a moment a car could come crashing through your yard, destroying your fence. Or a hurricane could pass by, taking your whole fence out! These scenarios are obvious times to make a change and replace your fence but often it’s the small things building up over time that we ignore that call for a new fence.
A Leaning Fence
We have all had a fence eventually start to lean a little too much in one direction. Between wind, rot, and termites, many wooden fences just don’t stand as strong as they used to. One section leaning can be fixed by some simple repairs, but if you have a few sections leaning that is a sign that your old fence is better replaced instead.
Splits and Missing Bits
These days it seems the summers are hotter and the winters are colder! With that you may have also noticed the wood on your fence has begun to split. These weather cycles mixed with rain can devastate your fence with missing pieces and split boards completely overtaking it. Not only is this an eye sore but it’s also a danger as the fence will cave in under much less effort when left like this, leaving your yard vulnerable to unwanted visitors… Even if it’s not leaning like mentioned before, the boards are more brittle and brittle is not what you want from your fence.
We all want our children and pets to be safe when playing in the yard, but potentially rusty nails backing halfway out of your fence could lead to harm and may be a sign your fence needs replacing. If only a few locations are affected then likely repairs alone could fix the issue, but if you find that the majority of your fence has nails backing out of the wood, its probably best to replace the fence itself as opposed to trying to repair a damaged fence.
No one likes having to repair something you’ve spent good money on just years before, but it’s even worse spending even more money to repair it just to find out it’s too late. If your fence shows the above signs, it’d be better to save yourself the headache and money and just look to replace the whole fence with a brand new one.