Protect Your Fence from Winter Weather – It’s no secret that climate and weather conditions can affect structures on your property, including fencing. The harshness and hazards surrounding winter weather is no exception.
What can you do to prevent damage to your fence from winter weather?
Inspect Your Fence
Inspect your fence before that first snowstorm or icy precipitation strikes. Repair any cracks or holes, and replace sections damaged due to mold, mildew, or rotting wood. Also, for wood fencing, apply a fresh coat of waterproof paint or weatherproof stain or sealant.
Trim Tree Branches
Trim tree branches hanging over fencing that might break and fall onto your fence under the weight of ice and snow.
Clear snow and ice off of and away from your fence
Clear snow and ice off of and away from your fence, preferably using a broom or brush. Tools with a sharp or metal edge, like a shovel, can damage the fence. Snow piled up around fencing can cause it to shift, and snow on the fence can cause water damage as the snow melts, especially to wood, which will soften and decay as mold and mildew increase.
Attach reflectors to fencing
Attach reflectors to fencing that surrounds your property near a roadway or along your driveway. That way, cars, and snowplows won’t get too close when darkness or a snowstorm inhibits vision.
Check for damage throughout winter
Check for damage throughout winter or anytime that potential harsh weather is predicted or has invaded your area. Even if only a section of fencing is damaged, it can leave the rest vulnerable to damage too. Repair your fence as soon as possible, or call a professional to assess, avoid, and prevent further costly issues like sagging and warping.
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Professional design, installation, or repair by the experienced Horner Brothers team is key to the durability and longevity of your fence.
Protect Your Fence from Winter Weather – For winter damage repair or fence installation, contact Horner Brothers for a quote at 609-298-6438.
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