With the winter weather we just experienced, now is as good a time as any to go over some tips for keeping your fence in good condition this season. Many people forget about their fences when they think about preparing their homes for winter weather, but doing so is a mistake. This is because cold temperatures and precipitation can have long-lasting effects on your fence. Here are some things you can do to make sure your fence survives the winter.
Cleaning your fence is a relatively simple process that’ll provide you with significant benefits. Over time, you’ll notice that dirt and grime have accumulated on your fence, which not only diminishes its aesthetic value but can also mask issues your fence as will. Though your cleaning method will vary based on the material your fence is made of, it’s important to make sure you clean your fence. The harsh weather conditions of the winter can make any cracks in your fence worse, so clean your fence so you can see them better and address them soon.
Seal Fence Cracks
The best way to address cracks in your fence is to seal them up. If your fence is made of wood, water can get into these cracks and cause your fence to spread. Cold temperatures can also cause these cracks to expand, so make sure to get them filled as soon as you notice them. Sealing these cracks is inexpensive compared to the costs of potential repairs, so make sure you get this done as soon as you notice the issue.
Monitor Your Soil
Because so much precipitation falls during this season, the soil surrounding your fence can shift a lot during winter. This can lead to your fence becoming misaligned and ineffective. If you’ve noticed that the soil at your fence’s foundation has shifted from its previous location, you should take some steps to correct that, like calling a professional contractor to take a look at it. Make sure your fence posts are at least 3 feet underground.
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