We’re getting ready to say bye to summer for the year, and welcome the fall season. During the transition from summer to fall, temperatures will begin to cool down, and leaves will begin to fall from the trees. For homeowners, this means there will be changes to how you take care of your outdoor landscape. One area you’ll need to monitor during this time is your fence if you have one. You don’t want your fencing to run into problems during the new season, whether it’s fading, rotting, or a buildup of mildew. That’s why we’ll be helping you figure out how you can get your fence prepared for the fall season.
Check If Your Fence Has Any Damage
If you don’t want damage to build up on your fencing, it’s helpful to monitor it and see if damage has started to develop. Catching problems early allows for you to quickly resolve the issue. If your fencing has started to rot, for example, you may notice boards that are starting to cave in a bit, or you have posts that are a little loose. A weakened fence won’t be able to handle the upcoming wind of autumn or the snow of winter, so getting these problems fixed will be a necessity.
Have Your Fencing Waterproofed
Maybe your fencing doesn’t have signs of rotting at the moment. If so, this is your chance to take a proactive approach and waterproof your fence so it will be ready for inclement weather down the road. Some fences, like vinyl ones, will typically be waterproof already, but this can be a good idea for other fences, such as those made of wood. If you want to see if wooden fencing is waterproof, run a splash test on the fence. You’ll know that waterproofing is needed if your fencing either gets darker with water, or if the wood absorbs the water.
Make Sure Leaves Aren’t Touching Your Fence
Falling leaves are one of the most commonly-known parts of the upcoming autumn season. These leaves are best kept away from your fencing because leaves will collect moisture, which can then transfer to your fencing and accelerate the rotting process. Because of this, you just want to be sure you’re raking your leaves as they come down. As long as you stay on top of leaf cleanup, your fence’s rotting chances will be kept to a minimum.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.