As the holiday season comes into full swing, many people are looking forward to enjoying time with family and friends. While the fun experiences make wintertime a fun season for many, the effects that the cold weather can have on your home and landscaping are no joke. While precipitation is not as heavy in our neck of the woods, the total accumulation of snow in conjunction with freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on your home’s fences. As an experienced company and top provider of custom fences to Arkansas homes and businesses, FenceCo is here to provide the best solutions for your property. From wood privacy fences to white picket fences, our contractors have the experience and tools needed to provide fast, effective results to our happy customers.
We’re here to provide the best services for your home or business. Today, we’ll take a look at a few care tips that can help keep your fence in good shape come springtime. If you’re considering fence installation services for your property, be sure to contact us for a quote!
Coating in Protection
The first step you can take in protecting your wood fence is to cover it in a stain, which will help in a few ones. For one, the stain will give the wood a fresh, updated appearance. This stain will help protect the lumber from the heat and sunshine during the rest of the year. Staining also helps protect your fence from moisture damage. When snow does drop, it’s important to know that you’ve taken steps such as this to prevent your fences from sustaining damage.
Check the Perimeter
During the winter season, it’s beneficial to frequently check your fence to ensure that everything is in place and undamaged. The extreme changes in temperature, for example, can cause your wood fence to expand and contract. When this shifting occurs, gaps can open up. It’s important to check to ensure that your fence is clear of holes (from knots falling out!), as this seemingly minor issue can evolve into a far more costly problem.
Keeping the Fence Clean
Wintertime storms can cause a lot of moisture and organic material to come into contact with the posts, beams, and footings of your fence. Failing to keep your fence clean can result in numerous complications with a number of consequences ranging from minor repairs to full sectional replacements. As you patrol your property line, keep an eye out for leaves, piles of snow, and other issues that can wreak havoc on your materials. When covered in materials, your wood fence will not be able to breathe and can trap moisture which will lead to serious rot issues.
While there is not too much that can be done to maintain your fence during the winter, small trips around the property can help to save you from headaches later on. Just five minutes here and there throughout the season can prove to be very beneficial for the health of your home or farm fences. For those in need of fencing services, FenceCo can help! Our focus on installing standard and custom fences in Arkansas has helped to make us your Top Rated Local® fence experts. Contact us today to learn more or to receive a quote for your fence project!