If you have a wooden fence, understand that it will eventually run into problems as time goes on. However, this doesn’t mean your fence will be beyond repair. With professional assistance, you can get your fence looking like new again.
The only problem is that it can take time before a professional is able to get to your home. You might need a quick fix to tide you over until you can get your fence properly fixed. Note that these solutions are no substitute for real professional help, and they are only meant to be temporary fixes. Here are quick fixes you can use on your wooden fence to buy you time before a professional is able to help you.
Use Thick Cardboard
If your wooden fence has a hole in it, consider stapling cardboard to cover the hole. This solution is only acceptable if you don’t think any rain will come pouring down or if you have absolutely no other choice. This solution has the lowest durability, but you can buy yourself at least a little time.
This option can be a little dangerous if you don’t take the right safety precautions. Don’t let any sharp wires stick out. To accomplish this, pliers can be a great help to you because they help fold down all of the sharp ends of your cut wires before getting the chicken wire applied to your wooden fence. To get the chicken wire applied properly, using staples is advised.
If plywood is your go-to quick-fix option, use screws to put the plywood in place. This is because plywood is fairly heavy. Also, since plywood is thicker than other quick-fix solutions, you should go with longer screws when putting the plywood in place.
For those who happen to have thin sheets of metal available that are large enough to cover holes in your wooden fence, this solution might be suitable for you. With the help of some screws, you can get your scrap metal applied to your wooden fence with little trouble. The good news with scrap metal is that it tends to last longer than other types of temporary fixes. However, if left out too long, the metal can eventually rust, so be careful when using it.
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