Maybe the hardest part of wood fence maintenance is finding the motivation to do it – but not everyone is like this. Just be sure that you do not use any chemicals or cleaners that are not recommended. You may live here for ten more years and want to sell, and then you will regret not having done maintenance on your fence. Here are three suggestions for fence care and maintenance, and they have been tested over time.
Unless you have a lot of experience with home improvement projects, you will want to ensure that you have learned about how to stain a fence. Avoid having large clumps of stain in spots because it will run and drip off the fence and dry that way. You can find some stains that are too thin or they are not made for outdoors, so choose wisely and be sure you get the right type. Weather will include the temperature and humidity which is similar to painting your indoor rooms in your house, and be very sure that you read, understand, and follow the directions on the can. Usually, when people are not happy with the outcome of the staining process, it is typically due to deviating from the best use guidelines. If your wood fence has a wood gate, then that means you have metal gate hinges, but you’ll need to take good care of them because they’re outside and will rust. You do have some matters of recourse and prevention though and they’re not hard to implement. You will find that frequent coatings of oil will work very well, but you have to be sure you remove the old oil. When you are doing the visual rundown, it is no big deal to look at what is happening with the gate and other areas.
Here’s a red hot tip for you that can not only save your fence but also protect your home from termites, and termites can really get attracted to wood fences, and of course it’s the posts that they’ll go for first.
Never allow something like this to go unattended, and any part of your fence will need to be replaced as this is the suggested action. How efficiently you are rid of them will naturally save the rest of your fence, and you want to avoid making them go toward your house, as well. Check out your house if you have them in your fence, and set up a defensive perimeter with pesticide to protect your house.
Proper care and maintenance of your wood fence should become part of your schedule for property upkeep. When you are always seeing that everything looks fine, then this is when you can slack off or just begin skipping them. Hopefully you can make all this second nature, so that you are always aware of the status of your fence.