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From pine to cedar, there are many types and grades of wood fences, yet all of them need some type of ongoing maintenance to ensure they don’t degrade, rot or become infested with pests. You may be wondering how you can keep your wood fence looking like new. We have the answers!

Check out these five tips on how to maintain your fencing on a short- and long-term basis.

1.  Clean Your Fence

If you plan to own a wood fence, you have to make a commitment to cleaning it regularly in an effort to avoid premature replacement. Regular washing includes clearing all leaves, dirt, dust and mold away from the fence, especially at the base. It’s a good idea to have your fence soft washed once or twice a year, usually in spring and fall.

Removing debris will ensure mold and decay don’t overtake your fence. Check for pest infestation such as termites regularly and address these situations immediately before they get worse.

2.  Keep Up With Repairs

By staying on top of needed repairs, you can save yourself a lot of money and hassle in the end. The longer you wait to fix things, the more problematic and costly they will become. Even simple tasks like tightening loose screws and joints can go a long way toward preventing future issues.

Replace broken posts and rails as needed to keep your fence strong, secure and sturdy. Create a maintenance schedule so you don’t forget.

3.  Stain or Paint It Regularly

To ensure your fence stays looking like new and to protect it from the elements, it’s necessary to apply a fresh coat of paint or stain to bring out the attractiveness of the natural grain. This will strengthen the wood through seasons of harsh weather and keep invading pests away.

4.  Invest in Quality Materials

Using high-quality materials, such as pressure-treated wood, in the first place will ensure a longer lasting lifespan for your fence. Lower quality materials will deteriorate and decay more readily. Ask your fencing contractor which type and quality of wood is best for your property and climate.

5.  Landscape the Area

Finally, a great way to highlight the beauty of your fence or to mask any problem areas is to landscape around your fence. Adding the right trees, flowers, plants and shrubs can make all the difference and really spruce up your property as a whole.

A freshly-cut lawn will also do wonders to highlight the appeal of your newly painted or stained fence.

There are many ways to keep your wooden fence looking like new. Perhaps the most important is to ensure you hire a reputable contractor to install it in the first place. We can help with that.

Contact Alamo Decks and Fence

For more tips on how to maintain your new wooden fence, or to book a consultation on installation with a free quote, contact us at 210-880-9899. We would be happy to help!

 

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