A stately house needs a fence that makes a statement about it. And nothing says “this place is a winner” like an ornamental fence! Ornamental fences are the ultimate in design, capable of great style and great protective value. But the best things in life require a little work, and your future ornamental fence is no exception. While ornamental fences are far from fragile, a little prep work– like choosing materials resistant to local weather conditions– keeps it looking great with little or no need for maintenance.
The Stuff of Greatness
Most places won’t have a problem with installing any type of ornamental fence, but for areas prone to very hot or cold temperatures, brick-post ornamental fences may be at risk for environmental damage. If you live in an area that’s consistently below forty degrees fahrenheit or above one hundred degrees, you may want to choose from our lovely selection of brickless steel and aluminum fences instead. Every ornamental fence in our catalogue is a beauty and the perfect way to celebrate and accentuate your house’s appeal.
Wear, Tear, and Proper Care
An ornamental fence can easily last upwards to 30 years but, as the saying goes, life happens.
To best address a problem, first you need to understand what it is. Here are a few issues that can come up when adverse climate comes into the mix, or if your fence is showing the scars of time.
- Fence Rail is Missing or Loose– if you’re one rail short of a full fence, fear not! You won’t need a brand new fence. You will need to remove the fencing around the missing rail, but afterward, it’s a simple matter to attach a new rail to your fence. Remember to paint the new rail beforehand, to keep it as simple as possible.
- Hinges on the Hedge– if your gate squeaks or stalls when you swing it, the hinges likely need to be lubricated. In the worst cases, such as if your hinges have completely rusted through, they will need to be replaced.
- Rusty Fence– if you see rust, don’t panic. While rust cannot be reverted back to stainless steel, it can be removed. Just brush the affected area(s) with some sandpaper or wire until the rust is gone. Afterwards, you’re going to want to apply a rust-resistant primer to it, to keep it from rusting again. The best fix to a problem is to not have one in the first place, after all!