Whether it’s for setting property boundaries or for privacy, wooden fences remain one of the best investments a property owner can make. Keeping your wooden fence in top-notch condition should definitely be one of your priorities. In today’s blog post, remote fence installation experts at Guarantee Fence Company share five maintenance tips to help keep your wooden fences intact and attractive.
1. Regular Cleaning
Dirt buildup, grime and mildew growth need to be cleaned off your wooden fence. You can purchase a cleaning solution for the job, but liquid soap and water will also work just as well in a pinch. Start from the bottom of the fence, and work your way to the top of the wooden fence. Use a brush to reach between the gaps and tight corners. Wait for around 15 to 20 minutes before washing the cleaning solution off your fence.
Consult your fencing services company whether it’s safe to use a pressure washer on your wooden fence. Otherwise, a standard garden hose will suffice.
2. Sealant Application
Most wooden fences use treated wood sturdy enough to withstand certain forms of damage and decay. A sealant provides your wooden fence added protection against sun damage. Sealants are usually colorless. You would need to apply two to three coats of sealant on your fence, following the direction of the grain. Note that you should wait 24 hours before applying the next coat.
Extend the service life of your wooden fence by caulking between the wood and the concrete fence posts. Caulking keeps moisture out of the wood, ensuring it stays intact for a longer period.
Enhance or maintain the curb appeal of your home by repainting your wooden fence every few years. Choose a brush or a roller for a more precise paint application. You can also use a wood stain for a more natural look.
5. Check Hardware
Inspect screws, hinges and posts regularly to avoid further damage. Repair or replace as needed.
Guarantee Fence Company provides high-quality fence solutions for all your needs. We also offer farming fence installation services. Call us today at (812) 234-2605 to learn more about our products and services.