Winter is on the horizon, and there are parts of your outdoor landscape that can be put at risk during the extremely cold temperatures that winter often brings. Your fencing is one of those outdoor features that can be damaged, but fortunately, there are things that you’re capable of doing to minimize the damage your fence takes when the weather gets cold. Here is how you can protect your fencing against the cold temperatures of winter.
Trim Your Trees
You may be wondering why tending to your trees will benefit your fence. Well, trees have branches, and these branches can fall onto your fence if you don’t do something about them. By trimming the branches from your trees, you get rid of them before they ever have the opportunity to fall onto your fence and cause damage. You should also trim trees that are close to your home for similar purposes.
Maintain the Stain and Seal
Winter brings plenty of damp weather conditions, and if you want your fencing to be protected against water damage, you need to have a weatherproofing seal or stain. Otherwise, snow and rain will cause your fence to rot and decay.
Staining and sealing are tasks that are typically done every two to three years, however, you’re able to test your fence whenever you want. You’re just going to need to spray a little water on your fence. Fencing that needs treatment can be indicated whenever water doesn’t end up beading up.
Make Repairs as Soon as Damage Occurs
When your fencing gets damaged, it makes it easier for your fence to get more damaged later on. If there are ever any repairs you need to do, whether it’s getting new panels, fixing a hole, or any other problem, you should get those repairs done as quickly as you can. Getting your fence back in peak condition means it will be as strong as can be, making it less susceptible to future damage.
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