Is your wood fence reaching the end of its lifespan? Eventually, these fences will start to experience problems, whether it’s warping, weather damage, or rotting. Sometimes, you might just want it gone because it’s unpleasant looking at it. Whatever the reason is for getting rid of it, you want your fence to be removed. Here are suggestions we have for getting a wood fence removed.
Determine If You’re Allowed to Remove the Fence First
Before you can remove your wood fence, you have to be sure that it’s alright for you to remove it in the first place. Check your property lines and be sure no part of the fence is outside of those lines. Once you’re certain that you’re allowed to remove the wood fence, you can start getting rid of it.
Always Keep Safety in Mind
When removing a wood fence, safety is something you should emphasize. There are many power tools involved in the removal process, so being safe is always a good idea. It’s recommended that you avoid trying to remove the fence all on your own. Bringing in some help is advised.
Lastly, make sure you don’t leave nails around the yard. As nails are taken out of the fence, you need to be sure you’re picking them up and putting them in a place where people won’t step on them.
Getting Only the Fence Panels Removed
You’ll have to come to a decision: do you get rid of the whole fence or only the fence panels? The posts could possibly be reusable, so you don’t always want to get rid of them. If your posts can be moved easily, however, they probably have significant damage and need to be removed.
There are multiple methods for removing fence posts. You could use an electric saw, or you could take the fence apart one board at a time with a hammer.
Getting Fence Posts Removed from the Ground
If you don’t believe your fence posts can be saved, they need to be removed from the ground. For those with concrete footings, it’s tougher to remove the posts, which is why we suggest you bring in the help of a fencing company for these types of jobs. They will have all of the needed tools to get the posts and footings uprooted.
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Hercules Fence Northern Virginia has countless fencing options for your home and commercial property. Whether you are 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, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.