Your fence needs some TLC, even when hidden behind any snow layers during winter. Keeping your fence looking great yearly and extending its life means you must work on it at some point during every season in Maryland. Check out some tips on maintaining your fence this winter!
Winter Maintenance Tips for Wooden Fencing
Wood fencing is a favorable choice for residential fencing as it provides natural beauty and privacy. If you have wood fencing, inspect it thoroughly as the days become colder and before too much snow begins piling up. When maintaining your fence this winter, address any significant damage or rotting pieces now than later. Our team at Hercules Fence of Northern Virginia provides repair services for all fencing types that we’ve installed.
If your fence is in great condition but has some visible debris or dirt, then pressure wash it or utilize a mild soap with water to gently scrub any tough stains, mildew, or moldy areas. As winter rolls on, you should also watch out for overhanging trees near your wooden fencing. You want to avoid any heavy, wet snow gathering on limbs, as these can crack and land on your fence.
Vinyl Fencing Winter Maintenance Tips
When maintaining your fence this winter, vinyl fencing is robust, durable, and flexible. It’s also a top choice for Maryland homeowners seeking a long-lasting solution to a private yard. Beyond maintaining snow from building up around your fence’s base, you should not keep any items near it. Having too many tools, decorations, or storage items hanging around your vinyl fence can provoke problems. So, store your items securely away from your fencing panels. Also, objects around your fence can become problematic as the winter snow builds up. Overall, brush off heavy snow and clear it out on sunnier winter days.
Tips for all Fencing Types
In general, it’s best to watch your fence during this winter for signs of cracks, damage, debris, stain, peeling paint, and beyond. You will help your fence stay looking amazing by addressing any problems as soon as you catch them. Lastly, be cautious about removing snow around your fence so that you don’t hit or scratch it with a shovel.
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.