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When To Repair or Replace Your Fence

Wood fences are a cost effective alternative when compared to vinyl. It offers an pleasing aesthetic look juxtaposed against natural surroundings and most homes. Color is easily applied and changed on wood fences using a stain or paint. This allows you to customize the fence to match the look or style of your home.

Even with its many benefits, wood fencing has one drawback: using wood material in fence building requires more fence maintenance than other options. Wood can be treated to prolong its lifespan, however, over time the elements will take their toll on a wood fence. So, when your fence is beginning to look worn down, how do you know whether it's time to repair or replace it entirely?

Repair When You See Signs of Wear

To maximize the lifespan of your wood fence, have it inspected and maintained annually. The best times are during spring or fall when you're not experiencing weather extremes. Inspect the fence for signs of rotting, bowing, or splitting by walking up and down the fence line. Check your fence boards, posts, and rails, paying special attention to where the fence meets the ground. Replace broken or rotten boards and slats.

Is it Time To Replace?

Normally replacing your fence is a personal choice. However, if you live in a neighborhood with a HOA, you may be told to replace your fence if it hasn't been well maintained. It's more than likely in your best interest to replace a worn down fence if security is an important factor to you. Whatever the reason, William's Fence is here to help you.

No matter what's happened to your fence, even if its on it's last legs, it may still be salvageable. Give us a call at 863.688.1194 and we'll help you get your fence looking new again.

Wes Lowry
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