September has just begun, and that means that the colder months are soon to follow. With winter weather comes snow and ice. These conditions can be hazardous for your fence, but there is no need to worry. We’re going to take you through some of the things that you can do to prepare. Ready to get started? Let’s take a look.
The best defense is an offense for your fence.
Before the weather gets cold you should make sure that the area around your fence is clear of debris. This will include space above the fence. Things like branches and trees should be trimmed or cut completely so that nothing is in danger of falling onto the fencing posts. You should also take the time to invest in sealant for your fencing. This will help to keep the changes in temperature and moisture from damaging your property. Perform routine inspections to check for splintering, buckling, loose nails, and other forms of wear and tear. Repair them as needed to improve the longevity of your fence. Any maintenance you need to do should be done before the temperature drops so that any damages that come your way will be guarded against.
Snow, leaves, and other debris can easily be cleared.
When the snow plow comes by, it will probably spread ice and snow all over your yard. Make sure to clear it quickly to cut down on potential damages to your yard and the fence around it. Debris can cause unnecessary pressure to the boards and posts of your fence, so try to keep it to a minimum.
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