Most fences are pretty durable and can hold up to a wide variety of situations. Sometimes, your fence might encounter something it can’t handle or at least completely. A panel on your wood fence may snap or your aluminum fence may get dented or broken. Does this mean your fence is ruined though? We’ll look at what to do if your fence has a few imperfections and what it means for your fence to be ruined enough to just invest in a new one.
Dents in Aluminum
Accidents happen and sometimes, vehicles can get a little too close to your fence or a tool could slip and cause damage. Our aluminum ornamental fences are made to be durable against everyday incidents, something like a car hitting the fence can create some dents or even knock down a panel or two. Your aluminum fence is likely coated in a protectant from rust and while this might help when it comes to accidents like these, it also might be scratched or nicked. If that’s all the damage your fence endured, make sure to touch up that coating. One weak spot could be the difference in years of quality fencing and a new fence sooner than you expected.
Fencing materials come in panels that make it easy to replace one part instead of the whole thing if something happens. If your fence is dented or knocked loose from the impact, look into fixing this weakness as soon as possible by asking your fence installer about putting in a new panel.
Broken Wood Panels
Unfortunately, wood panels tend to be easier to break. but that doesn’t mean that they’re not sturdy or a great choice. Wood fences are often chosen for farms and large animals are strong enough to break through a panel or two. The same is true for vehicles, tools, and weather, just like the aluminum fence.
If one slat has fallen or broken, it’s fairly simple to replace that panel. You also should locate what caused the damage and try to control it to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Sometimes, your fence is too far gone to be saved by just replacing a panel or two. The coating on aluminum or chain link fencing can wear down over time or after an accident and if it’s a large area, it’s often beneficial to replace the entire panel or fence rather than trying to patch many small areas. This is also true for any weak points in your fence, whether it be dents, loose posts, or more damage than you know what to do with.