It feels like fall came and went within the last week. We’re in for a long winter. That means that it’s even more important that you maintain your fence. However, this isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially if you have never had a fence before.
Tend to the Trees
First of all, take the time to care for your trees. The trees could be at the edges of your property or right next to your house. Either way, you will want to get rid of branches and low-hanging tree limbs. Heavy wind and rain can damage the trees. Plus, too much ice and snow can cause the trees to collapse and fall onto your fence.
Look for Soil Erosion
Soil erosion is no joke. It can take its toll on your fence. Even if you have a chain-link fence, it can be damaged by unstable soil. You might not notice if there are sinkholes in your yard, especially after a bad storm. If the fence posts start to lean, then you need to do something about it. Now, this doesn’t mean you have to do it all on your own. That’s why the team at Hercules Fence is here to help!
Clear Away Snow
Many homeowners shovel the driveway when the snow starts falling. Why wouldn’t you do the same for the area around your fence? Too much snow can also weigh your fence down and leave it in worse shape than before. Use a brush or your hands to move the snow and ice away. Be careful if you want to try doing this with a shovel. The shovel might damage the fence, too. Sometimes all you need to do is grab a broom and move the piles of slush around like you would when you sweep the kitchen.
Prevent Traffic Collisions
One last suggestion is to make your fence more visible. Driving is always risky, but it gets even more dangerous at night, especially during fall and winter. First of all, it’s much harder to see, and visibility can drop to zero in a sudden snowstorm. This is why adding reflectors to your fence is such a good idea.
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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, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.