You have decided to install wooden fencing around your property to increase privacy and to add some well-needed beauty. Although, you will have to stay on top of caring for your fence so can avoid dirt stains and rot. Your wooden fence can last up to 15 to 20 years if it is taken care of properly. There a few simple tasks you will have to complete to take care of your wooden fence, so it lasts for years to come.
Inspect and Clean
Every wooden fence owner should inspect their wooden fence regularly, especially after rain or storm comes through their area. You should check for any signs of rotting or structural damage, and replace the specific part by a case by case basis. After inspection, you should clean your fence with soap and warm water to get rid of any built-up dirt or mildew. You should use a scrubbing brush to get rid of any built-in stains. Once you wash your fence with soap and water, you can rinse it with a pressure water which you can get at any home improvement store.
Paint, Seal, Or Stain?
There are a few options you can choose from to add some beauty to your fence and to extend its life cycle. Whether you want to add some color or style with paint and stain, or you just want to protect your fence with sealer, you need to first apply the product in the first four to six weeks of installation. After that process, you should apply a product every two years to protect your fence against the element and to prolong its use. The best way to apply any product on your wooden fence is with a paint roller for even protection.
Along with painting or sealing your fence, you apply caulk between your wooden fence and the concrete posts so it can avoid water damage. The last thing you want is rain damaging your wooden fence costing you expensive repairs. Caulking your fence every year or see is the easiest way to extend its life.
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