If your fence is looking rough, you know something has to change. But it can be difficult to decide if a new coat of paint or stain is all it’ll take or if it’s time for a brand new fence altogether. Here are a few tips to help you decide which course of action is better for your fence.
If your fence is relatively new or only a few years old, it’s probably only time for a new coat. Signs that you might need to repaint your fence are easy to see. There might be stains, paint chipping or peeling, discoloration, and more.
You may ask a professional to repaint your fence or paint it yourself. To paint it yourself, it’s wise to strip or remove the current paint layer. This can be done with chemicals or a pressure washer. Once the fence is ready to be painted, it’s time to pick your paint color. There are also a wide variety of finishes to choose from and several options that help stave off wear and tear as well as dirt and mud stains.
This is especially a good option if you’re looking for a quick and cost effective way to spruce up your fence and nothing is structurally wrong with your fence.
Of course, if you’re fence is not structurally sound, it might be time for a new fence. This includes if there is wood rot or loose panels that make the fence unsafe or unable to do its job.
However, there are other reasons you might want a brand new fence for your home. One main reason is if you’re not a fan of the style anymore or it no longer matched your home’s aesthetic. You may want a different style of the same fence or a fence made of different materials altogether.
Another reason a new fence might be in order is if your needs have changed. A chain link fence isn’t the best option if privacy is your number one concern while a wooden panel fence may be unsafe for children, depending on style and finish.
No matter your reason for needing a new fence, you can trust us at Central Fence to get you the fence of your dreams for all of your home’s needs.