Good quality wood fences can serve you for many years — however, they cannot last forever because of the very nature of wood. There will come a time when you will need to ask yourself whether you need to have your fence repaired or replaced altogether. At Savannah Fencing, we offer you this guide so that you can make the right decision for the future of your fence.
Signs That Your Wood Fence Needs to Be Replaced
If your fence has the issues below, you may have to consider getting a new one:
At Least a Quarter of the Boards Need to be Replaced
If there is this amount of damage to your fence boards and posts, it would be better to replace all of the fencing. If you want to only repair the damaged boards, it can cost you almost as much as buying a new fence. Plus, a fence with extensive damage indicates that it is nearing the end of its lifespan and will need repairs more frequently in the future. That is why it is worth your money, time, and effort to get it fully replaced.
Your Fence Has a High Annual Maintenance Cost
If your fence requires frequent repairs, it can rack up a significant amount in maintenance costs. In a few years, this cost would equal the cost of getting a new fence. If you are not certain whether it is a good idea to replace your fence, we can send our expert craftsmen your way who can determine the condition of your fence and figure out whether it would be beneficial to repair or replace it in the long run.
Your Fence Is Leaning
If your fence has a lean in more than one section, it is an indication that its posts anchored underground have begun to rot. This means that the structure, stability, and strength of the fence have been compromised and it is unsafe for children and pet. In addition, a rotting fence won’t be able to provide you much protection or security.
If this is what is happening to your fence, you have no choice but to replace it.
Your Pets Are Escaping Through the Fence
If your pets are constantly finding small holes in the fence where they can slip through, it means that your fence is rotting, eaten away by termites, or is in decrepit condition. To make sure your animals (as well as small children) remain safe, you need to replace your fence with a sturdier one.
If you have energetic dogs in your house, it is a good idea to talk to us about a fence that would be a good option for your breed.
If it is time for you to get a new fence, we can offer you plenty of options:
Cedar: Cedar fences are strong and last longer than pine fences. It is one of the best options for natural wooden fences.
Vinyl: Vinyl fence is very durable and long-lasting and its color does not fade. You can have vinyl fences that look just like real wood.
Aluminum: Aluminum is one of the most popular choices for fencing since this metal is light and very strong. This is a great choice for the security of your pet and house.
If you are interested in getting a new fence for your home, we at Savannah Fencing can help. Call us today at 912-800-0818.