If you own a home, it is important that you install fencing around it to enhance the security and privacy of your property. Wood is a still a common fencing material on many properties because of its strength and natural appearance. However, wood requires regular maintenance throughout the year to prolong its lifespan. Luckily, there are a few simple tips you can follow to care for your wooden fence.
Keep It Clean
When it comes to caring for your wooden fence, it is essential that you know how to clean it. Getting rid of built-up dirt and grim will extend the life of your wooden fence. It is good to wash your fence a few times a year with mild soap and water. If you have mildew that has built-up on the panels, you need use a scrubbing brush to get rid of it. Make sure you are rinsing it with cold hose water or a pressure washer.
Inspect and Repair
When it comes to wooden fence maintenance, you need to inspect the entire structure, specifically the panels. You need to make sure that the panels are strongly secured in the ground and that any nails are not loose. Inspect the bottom of your fence for any mildew or rot. If one of your panels experiences rot, all you have to do is replace it with another panel. Make sure your structure is secure before a storm so that a panel does not fly off and into your home.
Paint or Stain
When it comes to protecting your wooden fence from moisture and water damage, you need to either paint or stain your feature. If you haven’t applied paint or stain to your fence yet, it need to be sealed to ensure maximum protection. You should apply paint or stain every two years, or when you see the appearance of your fence fade. It is best to apply a product to your fence with a roller so that it get to every inch of your fence.
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