As fall continues and the month changes into November, you might notice some problems with your residential fence. This could mean one of two things: some simple repairs to patch up your fence, or a complete replacement. The replacement could be because your home’s fence is a lost cause. Let’s look at what can happen to it.
Over time, your residential fence will start to change color. Metal fences could rust, or wooden fences can rot. Then again, the problem could be caused by the presence of mold on your fence. In any case, just use a pressure washer. This can remove mold and dirt. Then add a fresh layer of oil-based stain to help seal and protect your fence from further damage.
Cracks and Holes
If you have a wooden residential fence, then you’ll know how they can start to crack and form holes. Wood putty and wood filler are two easy fixes for this problem. Even so, it only works for smaller holes. Eventually, these holes will get bigger and you’ll have another problem on your hands: warping.
Warps, Splinters, Breaks
When a wood fence warps, it can also splinter and break. After that, it won’t be long until the fence itself topples over. A collapsed fence helps no one. You’ll need to replace fence boards and fence posts as appropriate. In some cases, you can fix the fence by yourself. But depending on how bad the damage is, you will probably need the expertise of fencing professionals such as those at Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia.
One last problem you’ll have to deal with is a leaning fence. This is the easiest way to decide if you can get by with repairing your fence or if you need to replace it entirely. If the fence rails can hang onto a nail, then you can extend its lifespan.
Choose Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia for All of Your Residential and Commercial Fencing Needs
Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you’re excited about a beautiful vinyl chain link fence or already planning out your custom wood commercial fence, we are ready to help you frame and secure your property. Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has been providing homeowners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. Contact us to see how a beautiful wood fence can protect your property by giving us a call at 703-551-2609 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.