With summer just around the corner, April is the perfect time to get your fence back in shape for entertaining in your yard during warmer months. While fence maintenance may sound complicated and stressful, a few easy checks can save you a significant amount of stress surrounding your investment in the long term.
Get Started Sooner Rather than Later
Catch stubborn weeds and plants that may be growing around your fence while they are not fully grown in the earlier months of spring. Although they may not seem significant, these plants and weeds growing around your fence can cause damage to it over time. Clearing this space will also allow you to see any trouble spots in your fence.
Remove Winter Debris
Winter can be particularly unforgiving when it comes to damaging your fence, as tree limbs and the weight of snow can often be damaging in many ways. Not only can debris cause cracks and damage, but it can also lead to mold growth on your wood fence over time.
Checking for Mold
Mold growth can be a particularly damaging factor for the lifespan of your fence, as it can rapidly spread with warmer weather and moisture in the spring. Be sure to check your fence for early signs of mold growth to prevent it from spreading in the warmer months.
Inspect for Early Signs of Damage
Once your fence is clear of debris and troublesome weeds, it is crucial to inspect it for any early signs of damage. If you notice any trouble spots in your fence, it is important to address them immediately before they worsen to more significant issues in the future.
Do You Need a New Fence?
If cracks, mold, or shifts in the ground surrounding your property have your fence damaged beyond repair, it may be time to invest in a new fence altogether. By properly maintaining your new fence, as well as making preparations for the winter months in the fall, you can greatly extend the lifespan of your fence throughout the year.
Contact United Fence and Deck Now!
No matter your fence or deck needs, you can rely on United Fence & Deck to meet them. We’ve got a reputation as a family-owned business for providing great service and prices throughout the Eastern Shore. We proudly provide our fence and deck services to Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Talbot County, Dorchester County and Queen Anne’s County. Call us today for a free estimate at (410) 487-2561! If you’re looking for the BEST fences and decks out there, we’re here to help.
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