As you can guess from our name, we at Timber Fencing are experts on all things to do with wood fences. While you can always count on our team for top-notch installation for your wood fence, we also want to help you maintain it so that it continues to both protect your home and look great for as long as possible. In this article, we’ll go over some expert tips for keeping your wood fence in great condition.
- Treat the Wood- One of the keys to keeping your wood fence in top condition is to treat it right, applying the right sealants at the right times to protect the wood from water damage and other effects of weathering. If moisture penetrates into the fibers of the wood, it can cause rot, mold growth, or warping, so treating the wood with a water-repellent seal is a must. In addition, we recommend resealing the wood every 3-5 years in order to maintain that protective shield.
- Keep It Light- Another thing you can do to keep your wood fence in great shape is to keep excess weight off it. By this, we mean trim away vines and shrubs to prevent them from touching the fence, as the weight of the plants can cause your fence to lean or warp. Plant matter also retains water, which can expose your fence to further warping or rot.
- Keep Sprinklers Away- As mentioned above, one of the key things to avoid if you want to keep your wood fence in the best shape is an excess of water. While you can’t do anything about the rain, you can take care to place your sprinklers away from your fence– the constant spray of water to a single area is a recipe for wood rot, but you can avoid that situation with some simple adjustments in sprinkler placement.
If you have further questions about how to keep your wood fence in great condition, we encourage you to reach out to our team at Timber Fencing.