Ornamental fences are the pinnacle of beauty and class when it comes to fencing in your yard. With so many options to fit the style and design of your home and yard, it’s hard not to fall in love! Along with these beautiful fences though, comes a bit more maintenance to keep it as beautiful, classy and sturdy as when you first purchased it. Here are a few tips to make sure that beautiful investment lasts you as long as possible while still looking as good as the day you bought it.
Firstly, you can start by making your own life easier with a few simple choices. The area directly beside the fence is best laid with things like mulch or rocks. Try to keep any types of plants that may need trimming away so you don’t potentially damage the fence. Also vegetation will need water and water on your fence will only speed up the potential of rust.
Next, you will need to inspect your fence every 6 months. If you find some rust, take care of it right then before it has a chance to spread. You can try using soap and water, but if that isn’t enough, a wire brush should remove it. Then just spray some rust converter and some primer to fill the area. Give it a thin layer of metal grade wax to protect the area and it should be good as new!
Prevention is key with ornamental fences. Giving your fence a bath a few times a year really helps. You will be amazed at what some soap and water can do to bring that original glory back to your fence. If the soap and water do not do the trick though, it may be time for a repaint. Doing this every few years will help to prevent rust by adding an extra layer or protection, while also keeping that ornate fence looking as glamorous as day one.
Ornamental fences today come with more advanced protections like anti-rust and UV finishes to prevent the fading that could destroy your beautiful fence, thus making the maintenance you have to do even easier already! Adding these few tips on top though will ensure you the long-lasting, gorgeous fence you have always dreamed of! It’s not a second job to keep these fences beautiful, just a little bit of prevention will stop small issues from becoming big ones and keep your fence in great shape for years and years to come.