Your outdoor fence not only adds visual appeal to the home, but also increases its value. Because of this fact, it is very important to properly maintain its appeal and appearance. This can include many things, including post repairs, panel repairs, individual picket repairs, fence repainting, fence restaining, and even fence leveling. Here is some helpful information to get you on the way to a beautiful fence for your home.
With the possibility of human or object collisions with your fence, a post can get damaged. It can also get damaged from freeze/thaw cycles or water rushes to the post area that loosens or shifts the soil. Most hardware stores carry post repair brackets that simply clamp around a broken, cracked, or snapped post to maintain or repair its stability and form. These supports are usually a couple feet long.
Damaged fence panels can occur by aging, rotting, cracking, warping, snapping, or even loosening, which alters the beauty and/or purpose of the fence. These panels serve as privacy fences, property marking fences, or even landscaping enhancement fences. With chipped or cracked panels, the privacy can be comprised, as well as the beauty of the fence for landscaping or property marking. Any damaged or warped panels can be replaced with a pry bar to the nails or a drill to the screws. A new on can then be added. The aging issue can reduce appeal and a new coat of stain or paint will improve it dramatically. These problems not only take away from the appeal, but also the home’s value.
A fence panel may be in great condition, yet have just one or two pickets affecting its appearance. In that situation, the money-saving option is to simply replace individual pickets. Many home improvement stores or fence installers carry these items. However, options are limited so it can be a hit or miss on matching them. Note that this option can be a challenge on blending into the fence unless the fence is painted. A stained fence can show weathering or wood of a different tone than the replacement picket.