How Much Maintenance Is Required For A Wood Fence

2467 101413 gs2467If you want to keep your property private, then using a wood fence is certainly a good way to do it. However, you should know that the nature of the wood makes maintaining this type of fence a bit more difficult than different types of fences. While it does take some work to maintain its look and quality, a wooden fence is always the better choice if your main concern is aesthetics and looks. Elite Fence in Plain City are experts and are ready to help.

Pickets

The first step you should take involves checking the pickets on your fence to make sure that no nails have started to rot or have come out. If you find any loose nails, then either replace them with new ones or just hammer them in. If you do find a picket that’s broken or rotting, just put in a new one. Keep in mind: if you have sectional fencing, then each section needs to be properly checked to ensure it's secure.

Cleaning

If you see any mildew on your fence, you absolutely need to clean it up as soon as possible. You can do it easily with some water, soap and a scrub brush, but you can also use a mildew cleaner. After you've cleaned the area, hose it down. It's also a good idea to once in a while scrub the entire fence with water and soap so you can remove all that nasty grime and dirt that’s been building up. After that, make sure you rinse it with cold water.

Painting

It's recommended to paint a wooden fence every few years, but if you don't want to paint it, you can always stain it. To do so, you can use either a paint sprayer, a brush or a roller but do keep in mind that if you choose to use a sprayer, you may easily over spray it. That is why you should place some cardboard above and behind it. However the easiest way is to always use a brush or a roller.

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