Winter officially began on December 21, but it looks like cold winter weather is arriving later than normal in the southern region. It’s not too late to take care of winter maintenance for your fence. Winter weather brings the need for outdoor winter maintenance for your fence and around your home such as checking for freezing pipes, draining outdoor faucets, and checking your fence for any possible problems that ice and snow may bring.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR FENCE
First, check around your fence for any possible bushes, plants, or trees that may fall onto your fence due to heavy snow or ice. You can easily cut back the vegetation to maintain a strong solid fence and avoid your fence breaking from the stress of falling branches.
Next, make repairs to weak boards, sagging areas, or boards that have cracks and breaks. Over time, wood fences specifically will warp, twist, and rot due to naturally occurring weather conditions. Checking your fence for warps, twists, rotting, and sagging areas will help you avoid a major fence renovation in the spring. As snow melts and the wood contracts and expands, the weaknesses of the wood will be exploited by winter conditions.
You may find that your winter maintenance reveals that you need a new fence altogether. It’s never too early to start planning for a new fence, and winter can be the perfect time to get started with a FREE ESTIMATE. If you find that there are several trouble spots with your existing fence then you may want to consider another type of fencing such as MAINTENANCE FREE vinyl fencing.
LOOKING FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
If you are in Knoxville or surrounding areas and looking for a free estimate please feel free to contact us! Check out our blog post “CAN A FENCE BE INSTALLED IN THE WINTER?” to find out why now is a great time to get your fence installed. We would be happy to help you design a fence that will give you curb appeal, add value to your home, and last you a long time!