A wooden fence enhances the look of a garden as well as providing privacy and being fully customisable to fit your style. Here are some tips on how to enjoy your fence for many years!
We recommend cleaning your fence your fence once every year to remove dirt and mildew that have built up. There are many cleaning products available and that are essential before any stain can be applied.
It is vital to care for your fence. It can save you a lot of money to check for damages early so they can be repaired before it’s too late. Firstly, check nails and screws and replace if any are missing and tighten any loose ones, then inspect your fence for rotting pieces and replace these as soon as possible to save you money.
Seeing as posts hold up your fence it is vital to look after them. Poorly fitted posts that have constant contact with the wet ground will fail sooner than ones that are properly fitted and well maintained, this also depends on the quality and size of your fence post.
Cheaper fence posts are made from home grown timber and may only last a few years if they are poorly maintained, even if they are 4” posts whereas imported timber posts that are treated with proper treatment with last longer, concrete posts will last even longer but are more difficult to fit and can be less appealing.
Seeing as it rains quite often in the UK, sealing your fence should be done every couple of years to make sure it looks it best. To know whether you need to reseal your fence, waterdrops will be absorbed into the fence instead of beading on the surfaced of the wood.
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