Fences are built to last, some longer than others. Elite Fencing Systems Ltd is a comprehensive contractor that can also repair your fence whether damage from a tree fall or just damage caused over the years, we can help. Many times fence repair can be completed by homeowners as a side project.
When doing it yourself repairs to your fence first assess all the damage by completing a walk through inspection checking for loose posts, gates, and top rails. Make notes and rough diagram so you know the problem areas to focus on. Follow by taking more exact measurements so that you can purchase the right parts for the job. Make sure for that you measure thicknesses and dimensions of whatever fence type you are repairing.
Erosion and time, through snow, wind, sunlight, rot, frost, and ground water takes a toll on your fence there are things you can do as a home owner to add years to the life of your fence through preventative maintenance and small repair projects over the years. Although no one can anticipate a tree falling after a storm, there are measures that can be taken to limit the wear and tear of your fence.
Out of all fence materials, wood is most vulnerable to nature conditions specifically rotting. Thus it is important to choose the right material when first building your fence. Pressure-treated lumber which has been saturated with preservatives helps makes a wooden fences last over time. Cedar and redwood are also alternative wood fence material, but are costly. Paints, coatings, and stains for your wooden fence gives another protective layer and make your fence visually aesthetic. Its always a good idea to clean and apply a fresh coat once every couple of years.
Vinyl and PVC fences are by far the easiest to maintain, with a pressure cleaning annually, returning your fence to like new conditions. Aluminum Fences and chain link fences will require more planning and effort in completing repair as they may require tools and sections to be cut and replaced. Wrought Iron fences are perhaps the most complex and the most expensive and generally require a specialized contractor.
It is always good to manage small repairs yourself but if you require assistance, Elite Fencing Systems Ltd completes repairs on all sorts of fences, feel free to contact us today for a free consultation.