Adding a fence to your property is a significant investment, and it is in your best interest to protect that investment in any way possible. While you cannot prevent every likely cause of fence damage, you can mitigate certain risk factors for damage and decay with observation and maintenance. Read on to learn about four preventable types of fence damage and what you can do to protect your investment.
Tilted sections of fence can be indicative of a few different problems depending on the type of fence you have. Tilting can be caused by shifting ground, corrosion, or weathering. One way to prevent tilting is to make sure that your fence is installed in solid ground. If the area in which you are installing a fence has very compactable soil, your fence installation professional may reinforce the fence’s posts with concrete. Another way to prevent tilting is to maintain materials that can rot, weather, or corrode by finishing them properly.
Fences that are installed or maintained improperly can warp over time. One of the best things you can do to prevent warped slats and posts is to have a professional install your fence. Our experts at Central Fence know how best to install and maintain a wide variety of fences in different environments and ground conditions.
Corrosion and Decay
Corrosion and decay from rust and rot can wreak havoc on certain types of fences. The best ways to prevent your fence from being ravaged by the elements is to make sure that you are installing the right kind of fence for your needs and giving your fence the regular maintenance it needs. For example, if you choose to install a wood fence that will be often wet, you will likely have varnish, clean, and refinish your fence regularly to combat mold and rot.
Gaps in fences occur most often in wood fences. Wood boards can disappear from fences due to a variety of factors including rot, severe weather, and the use of improper fasteners. You can work to prevent gaps in your fence by having a professional install your fence and complete all repairs, ensuring that the correct materials are used on your fence.
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Central Fence has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. We have been a locally owned and operated fence company for over 50 years. Let us help you choose the best fence for you. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial and for the right price. We proudly serve Swainsboro, Statesboro, Vidalia, Sandersville, and surrounding counties. Give us a call at 800-221-6425 or visit us online today for friendly customer service, top quality materials, and even a FREE estimate!