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Summer’s right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to review your summer maintenance schedule for your home’s fence. Engaging in regular maintenance, especially during the dog days of summer, will preserve the lifespan and quality of your fence and minimize costs associated with premature repairs and replacements.

Here are some summer fence maintenance tips to ensure your fence stays in optimal condition all season long.

Inspect Your Fence

Walk around the perimeter of your fence, up close and then from further away. What issues do you spot? Is the paint on your wood fence peeling? Is your vinyl fence warping in any spots? Do you see signs of rust in your iron fence? Are there holes in your chain link fence?

You may spot some vegetation overgrowth or foliage that’s too close to your fence. This can actually stain your brick or wood fence, so be sure to trim those areas of vegetation back. Keeping the area clean around your fence, especially at the bottom, will help to prevent wood rot, mildew problems, rodent and insect infestations, and more.

Trim the Trees

If you see trees or branches overhanging your fence, trim them back. If left unchecked, they can cause a lot of damage to the structure. Storms can send branches falling into your fence, leading to collapse or worse. Stay on top of inspecting for and removing dead and damaged tree branches.

Check For Problematic Signs

Now take a look at what areas may need to be repaired. Perhaps the posts are starting to pull away from the fence, or maybe you see loose bolts and hinges on your safety gate. Maybe you hear squeaking when the gate opens and closes. Whatever the case, keep an eye out for:

  • Rust
  • Rot
  • Broken components
  • Insect infestation
  • Wobbly posts
  • Damaged sections
  • Peeling paint
  • Holes

Call a fence contractor immediately to make any necessary repairs. Letting these issues go can lead to more serious damage down the road, translating to higher bills for you as a homeowner. Look for a reputable company that has experience in installing and repairing your particular type of fence, whether ornamental, vinyl, wood or chain link.

They can make the necessary adjustments, such as adding new posts, fixing broken latches, and replacing panels. If your fence is very old and you’re experiencing frequent and costly issues with it, it may be time for brand new fence installation. For that, turn to Alamo Decks and Fence, where our contractors are skilled in all areas of fence repair, installation and inspection.

Contact Alamo Decks and Fence

Whether you need a repair, touch-up, inspection or new installation, our crews can handle the request. Be sure to address any potential problems now before the summer really gets going. We would be happy to provide you with a free quote and consultation on new fence installation or repair. Call Alamo Decks and Fence based in San Antonio at 210-794-0875 today or browse our services online.

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