Should I Repair or Replace My Wood Fence?


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Wood fences are almost always a fantastic addition to a home. They can add privacy, security, and aesthetic appeal to your home, all of which can raise your home’s resale value. however, wood doesn’t last forever, and wooden fences do require maintenance and care regularly. If your fence is warping, rotting, or falling down, the professional Hampton Roads fence contractors at Tidewater Fence can provide you with high quality repairs, and we can help you decide whether or not you should have the fence replaced.

A broken fence will be unattractive, but on top of that, if your fence is rotting or decaying, the damage can quickly spread, and what could have been small repairs may turn into a replacement very quickly. Whether you’re in need of small repairs or a full replacement, your best option is to hire a professional fence contractor who can help you ensure that the job is completed thoroughly and accurately.

Initial Signs of Deterioration

The first signs that you’ll notice when you’re fence starts to deteriorate include discolorations, warping, and splintering. We recommend that you call our professional fence contractors as soon as possible after you notice these signs. We’ll be able to replace the sections of your Hampton Roads home’s fence before any of the damage can spread to other sections.

When Should You Replace?

A run-down fence can make for a very bad first impression of your Hampton Roads home. Also, some neighborhoods require their residents to keep their fences properly maintained and repaired so that one dilapidated fence won’t make the entire neighborhood look bad.

Hopefully, you’ll catch the signs of deterioration early, and you’ll only need to have specific sections of your fence repaired or replaced. If a larger portion of your fence needs to be repaired, you may be better of replacing that entire side of your fence. If your fence has been neglected for a long period of time and the damage is substantial, it may be best to have your fence replaced.

Generally, we suggest replacing your fence if 20% or more of the panels have sustained damage.

Alternatives to Wood

Many people find that the amount of maintenance and care that wood fences require can turn into more of a hassle than the wood fence is worth. on top of repairs and maintenance, wood fences also require seasonal painting and staining. But there are alternatives to wood that won’t need to be repaired or replaced nearly as frequently.

Our professionals offer vinyl and aluminum fences, which you may want to consider installing at your Hampton Roads home if you’re having a wood fence replaced.

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