In order for your fence to do its job, it needs to be in good condition. It’s important that you inspect your fence regularly for damages, and work quickly to make repairs when needed. Fence repair can help you avoid replacing your entire fence, and can help you keep your fence in the best possible condition.
Things to Look for
Inspecting your fence for damages on a regular basis can help keep it in the best possible condition. If you are wondering what you need to be looking for, we’ve put together this handy list to help you out.
- Signs of Rot: If you have a wooden fence, it is exposed to heat, sun, wind, and rain on a daily basis. It’s important to look for spots that seem to be deteriorating faster than others. If you notice any weak spots or obvious signs of rot, it’s vital to replace the pieces right away before it spreads to other areas.
- Insect Damage: Are there holes in your fence boards or obvious signs of burrowing? If the damaged or infected areas are caught early and are limited in scope, those sections can be removed before the insects have a chance to damage the rest of your fence.
- Splitting boards: Are there broken or split boards in your fence? While the structure may seem sound, split boards will weaken your fence and need to be replaced before they cause damage to the entire structure.
- Sagging: If you fence is sagging, it is a sign that boards or posts may be warped and need replacement. Replacing those pieces quickly is important so that they do not damage the rest of the fence.
If you have questions about your fence and would like an inspection, or are in need of fence repairs, contact the team at Austin Fence and Deck.