When Should You Consider Replacing Fences?

The lifespan of any fence will depend on the materials used and how well it was maintained. It will also depend on the quality of workmanship during installation. The fact is that some fence materials last longer than others, and if you don’t maintain a fence regularly, it is more likely to deteriorate, regardless of the materials used.

If any fence begins to deteriorate, swift action can often save it. For instance, if you spot rust on a metal fence or uncover rot in a wooden fence, it may be possible to replace the deteriorated parts. However, if most of the fence has rusted or is rotten, or upright supports have deteriorated beyond repair, now could be the time to replace it.

Another primary reason for replacing fences relates to function. So, let’s say you erected a chain-link fence because you wanted to prevent your dogs from leaving the property but now want a fence that will provide privacy, it might be a good idea to consider a solid wood or vinyl fence instead. If the chain-link fence is still in good condition, you might only have to replace a portion of the fence to get the privacy you need.

Assess the Condition of Your Fence

While you should assess the condition of your fence regularly and repair it (or have it fixed) if there is any form of disrepair, life tends to get in the way and often, before you know it, it’s already too late to save it.

If you do notice any form of deterioration, don’t ignore it. Check all the elements and assess what needs to be done to fix it. If you aren’t a DIY kind of person, a company like FenceWorks of Georgia will be able to give you a quotation for repairing versus replacing your fence.

Generally, if it’s possible to repair the fence, the same type of materials will be used. If it’s going to be a replacement, this will be an excellent time to reconsider your needs which might include privacy and/or security.

Replace Your Fence to Change its Function

If you decide to replace a fence, go back to basics to establish what will meet your needs in the very broadest sense. If aesthetics matter, a pretty picket fence might be the best choice. Height and structure will be necessary if security is the issue, while any solid fence will meet the needs of a privacy fence.

Of course, your budget might also be an issue, so consider pricing carefully and do get quotes.

If you live in Georgia and need to replace a fence or have an old one repaired, contact the installation professionals at FenceWorks. We will help you make the best choice that will meet both your needs and your budget.