Your wooden fence is a beautiful addition to your home. It can also make a great first impression for guests, but let’s face it, they don’t last forever. Over time, they begin to deteriorate leaving them not so visually appealing. The question is, should you simply have it repaired or replace it entirely?
Not only are broken fences an eyesore, they also make for a great escape opportunity for pets. You may notice that only some of the panels are warping which usually means they can just be replaced. The only problem with this is that the brand new panels will most likely be a slightly different color than the old ones. Some homeowners find that they would just rather replace the whole fence so it will look the same all the way around. If you do decide to have some of the panels repaired and you live in an area that tends to have a lot of humidity, it is a good idea to have your fence sealed to keep it from rotting further.
Many homeowners get tired of the upkeep that comes with having a wood fence. If you like the look of wood fencing, you may choose to have vinyl or composite fencing installed. These materials are meant to look a lot like wood and they last much longer.
If you are thinking of replacing your fence, make sure you contact a licensed fencing contractor. You want to make sure it is someone who has had a lot of experience in repairing and installing fencing. A professional can also help you decide which type of fence is right for you.
Frank Horner, owner and operator of Horner Brothers LLC, is a Certified Fencing Professional through the American Fence Association, so you can be sure your job will be done right the first time. Contact us for an appointment: (609) 298-6438