Have Your Fence Prepared for Winter
Falling snow can be a beautiful sight and gets a fair share of snowfall each winter. A harsh winter, however, can affect your fence. Here are some tips to help you prepare your fence for winter’s frozen grip, so you can keep your fence standing strong. Before the snow starts to fall, check your fence for any loose boards or damage. Repairing the fence before the winter weather comes will help keep your fence strong through the winter. Fall is also a good time to apply wood stain or a sealant to protect wood fences from the excess moisture that snow/ice will produce.
Below are three things a professional fence repair expert can help you with before winter falls.
Ensure Your Fence Is visible
If your fence sits near a road, it’s at a greater risk of being hit in the winter. If there’s snow on the ground it can be very difficult to see a fence, especially if it’s white. To avoid your fence being hit, you can place reflectors on your fence to increase visibility.
Clear Excess Snow buildup
Wood fences absorb water. Being saturated for long periods of time may cause mold, mildew, or rot. Help avoid this situation by simply brushing the snow from your fence. Ensure that you use something soft, like a broom or a gloved hand, to avoid damaging the fence.
Trim Trees That Overhang Fence Lines
If you have any trees near your fence line, you should take care to cut back any branches that sit close to or above the fence. This will help prevent those branches from breaking off under the weight of snow and damaging your fence. Performing this simple maintenance task can save you a fence repair later.
Make sure that you do not just trust anyone when it comes to your fence. A fence repair professional that you can trust in Shreveport, LA to get the job done right is Eagle Fencing & Iron Works. If you want to know more about what we have to offer, give us a call at (318) 560-7607.