We are entering the month of December which means the official start of winter is only a few weeks away. Winter brings frigid temperatures and the potential for heavy snowfall. You need to make sure that your home, especially your fencing, can withstand the inclement weather that winter brings. You want to ensure that your fence is durable enough to stand up to all of the elements this winter. Luckily, there are few simple tips you can follow so that your fence survives the winter.
Clean Up Leaves
When it comes to caring for your fence this winter, you want to make sure leaves do not pile up around your fence. You may be tempted to brush your leaves against your fencing, but this could damage your fencing during the freezing winter. Leaves can trap moisture along your fence, causing your posts to warp, rot, or rust, if you have wooden or metal fencing. So, make sure to rake up your leaves before winter officially arrives.
Inspect and Repair
It is wise to go around your fence and inspect it for any damage before inclement winter weather arrives. You want to look for any signs of rot or warping, especially if you have a wooden fence. You want to make any repairs so that you can ensure your fence will survive the winter season. If you have a wooden fence, it might be time for you to paint or stain your fence to make sure it is resistant to moisture during the winter.
One of the most important tasks you want to complete this winter is to trim and remove any low hanging or dying branches. The last thing you want is for snow weigh down a branch that is hanging over your fence causing it to break and damage your structure. So, right now is the perfect time to trim any branches that are hanging directly above or near your fencing.
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