The decision of whether or not to invest in a new fence can sometimes be complicated, as many fence issues are easily eliminated with simple repairs. While a split board or fence post can be fixed with a quick replacement, other problems may result in costly repairs over time. However, some fence issues may indicate that it is time to invest in a new fence for your landscape. If you are unsure of whether or not to invest in a new fence for 2019, consider these signs that you may need to replace your fence altogether.
Multiple Rotting Boards
While one rotten board may be easily replaced, numerous boards rotting in your fence may indicate that the upcoming weeks of spring is the time to replace your entire fence. Although rotting on lower areas of your fence boards is not uncommon, significant rotting throughout your fence may require replacing the fence all at once. Mainly if your fence has absorbed a considerable amount of moisture in its lifetime, a new fence may be necessary for the start of 2019.
Inclement weather and drastic temperature changes throughout the year can take a toll on your fence over time. These factors may even cause your fence to lean towards one side. Leaning boards are often caused by the boards and structure of your fence weakening over time, which is not uncommon for older wooden fences. While boards leaning can be easily repaired by replacing a few weak boards, significant leaning of your entire fence is typically a sign that your fence should be replaced.
Damaged or Missing Fence Boards
Although one damaged or missing board can be easily replaced, multiple boards missing from your fence may indicate that it is time to get a new fence. No matter how strong or sturdy your wood fence may be, rotting, cracking, and splitting boards are inevitable for older fences that have endured temperature changes and moisture for many years. Particularly in Maryland, the freeze and thaw cycle of changing seasons can lead to broken or warped boards on your fence.
Significant Repair Costs
Depending on the costs of any repairs necessary for your fence, it may be more cost efficient to invest in a new fence for the start of the year. With this, the costs of replacing multiple boards or posts in a significantly damaged fence could easily exceed the cost of a new, structurally sound fence.
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