You may be wondering when the right time is to change your wood fence. In most cases, a wood fence can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance. However, there are some signs that indicate it is time for a replacement. Your wood fence could be a good candidate for an upgrade when you notice some of these signs. With Perry Premier Fence Co., they can help determine if it’s time to change everything or just repair parts on your old fences!
Wood is a durable and beautiful choice for fencing, but it’s not indestructible. Eventually, the wood will wear down to reveal its natural beauty or need an upgrade in order continue looking well-maintained without becoming rusted out through neglect over time.
It may be worth considering investing into new fence panels when this happens so that you can keep up with evolving styles while still having something aesthetically pleasing throughout your property!
The beauty of wood fencing is that it can last for years with proper care and maintenance. When you notice any signs indicating an upgrade would be beneficial, we’ll help guide your decision to replace old fences or construct new ones! In this blog post, we will discuss the signs that it is time to replace your wood fence and how you can go about doing so.
- Rotting Spots
Even treated, stained, and painted wood fence panels and pieces can begin to break down as wood is a natural material. If you begin to see signs of rot, in one or more areas of your fencing, you should consider replacing your whole fence as that is an indicator that your fence is at a point to be replaced. Areas that you may notice rot first include near the ground where there is more moisture.
- A Lean Look
Weather elements, such as strong wind and snow, will eventually take a toll on your wood fence. If you notice that it is no longer straight up and down in sections, then that is a signal that your wood fence is not as strong as it used to be. While one leaning section may be replaced, overall issues should be an indicator to replace your whole fence.
- Lost or Cracked Areas
If you begin to see more areas of your wood fencing that have cracks or splits or boards have fallen out, it is time to put in a new fence. Wood is affected by the freeze and thaw cycles each season and eventually, your wood will need to be replaced and not just replaced.
- Fasteners Falling out
Nails and screws help keep your wood fence together and in place. If they are falling out or are loose, they can be a signal that your wood fence pieces can no longer keep fasteners in place. If the integrity of the wood is compromised in this fashion, you will need to put in a new fence.
- Too Many Repairs
If you have found that each season you are replacing pieces or repairing your wood fence, then it is probably time for a whole new one. You may be spending less on repairs, but over the long run, it is adding up to be more and more money.
If you’re in need of a fencing contractor, be sure to do your research first. Not all contractors are created equal, and you’ll want to make sure you find one who has a good reputation and who will stand behind their work. We hope this blog post has helped you learn more about what to look for when hiring a contractor, and we wish you the best of luck as you search for the perfect one for your needs.