Perform Summer Maintenance on Your Fence to Make it Last

Summer fence maintenance is important to keep up with every year as temperatures soar and the humidity threatens your fence.  Even if the structure around your property is made of wrought iron or chain link, the heat and humidity of Georgia summers can wreak havoc on hinges, joints, and begin to rust the metal itself.

Ignoring summer fence maintenance can lead to the loss of money if part, if not all, of the fence is compromised.  As they say, the best offense is a great defense.  Being proactive can save you a grief, and a lighter wallet, in the future.  Though there are tips here about summer fence maintenance, it may be best for you to play it safe and call in an Atlanta fence company that can take care of any problems swiftly, and at an affordable cost.

Here are a few suggestions for summer fence maintenance:

  • Wooden Fence Repair TipsThe best place to start is by removing any build up of earth that may have been thrown up on the fence by your children, lawnmower, and/or family pet.  Once that’s taken care of, walk the property and hack away any vines or weeds that may comprise the structure’s integrity.
    • If these elements are allowed to go unchecked, they could cause:
      • Mildew
      • Damaging insects
      • Irreversible rot
  • Next, look up.  Do you see tree branches looming over the barrier around your home?  A big part of summer fence maintenance is cutting off these limbs that, if they fall in a storm or due to some other natural cause, will sometimes cause the most expensive damage to remedy.  If the trees are on a neighbor’s property, play it safe and avoid drama by first talking to them about what you plan to do and perhaps even get them to help.
  • Once you have your bases covered with the obvious potential dangers, look closer.  Do you see any unusual warping or breaks in the fence?  If wrought iron, is there rust around the welded joints?  Does it appear that termites have already set in?  Here the job could get a little complicated and all the more reason to call in an experienced Atlanta fence company.
  • You could use a pressure washer to really get into those hard to reach places.
  • Last but not least, really eyeball any hinges and/or latches are secure.  Sometimes people look at the bigger picture and miss the small details.

If you think that any big repairs are needed, or a brand new fence installed to give your home a fresh face, call an Atlanta fence company today to speak with someone who is out to get you superior results at an affordable cost.  Don’t let summer fence maintenance get away from you this year, hire the best to do a double take.