Wood’s natural beauty is a remarkable way of adding a privacy fence or secure perimeter to your home or business. For years, homeowners have considered a “white picket fence” a forever symbol of the American dream. However, there is significant work that goes with installing a wood fence. Wood needs treatment and proper maintenance to last for years as a classic fencing material. We have tips on how you can protect your wooden fence this wintertime.
Keep Out Moisture
We all know that rot is the primary issue that wood faces. If you are debating where to install a new wood fence, it’s not an excellent option to install it where there are trees and darkness. It’s best for wood to be kept dry to help prevent any rotting. Unfortunately, the lack of sun and excess moisture can lead your wood fencing to break out into rotting areas. If you have a location on your property near many trees that need a fence, consider wood’s alternative – vinyl or PVC. These fencing materials are more durable to withstand moist areas. In addition, Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia can help and guide your fencing needs!
Use a Sealant to Protect Your Wood Fencing
Another way to protect your wooden fence this wintertime is to seal it with a durable sealant that will inhibit moisture from building up and penetrating your wood fencing. Additionally, you should plan on reapplying any sealant about once a year for it to work consistently. As necessary, keep an eye on your fence and touch up any areas.
Maintain a Clear Area
Moreover, rot can occur if there is a breeding ground for organic material growth. Plus, this can be any living plant type. Although having pretty plants by your wooden fence is enticing, they can damage when they come into direct contact with the wood. So, follow this tip and protect your wooden in this wintertime. Again, vinyl might be a better option in the long run if you desire living plants. Plants touching a fence can provoke mold, which vinyl is easier to eliminate as it only takes a light scrubbing or hose rinsing.
Our team understands that you might have questions or concerns. So, Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia is available to guide you through the process and assist you in determining what fencing type might be ideal for your project.
Choose Hercules Fence Northern Virginia for All of Your Fencing Needs!
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.