How to Guard your Fence when “Winter is coming!”
When the cold snap arrives on our shaking doorsteps, it can bring with it a host of problems – snowy drive-ways, freezing cold mornings and damage to your loved wooden fencing. If you want to protect your new fence then you must take the appropriate steps.
Luckily, a very straight-forward routine can do the job and help you in protecting your stylish timber boundaries. Some familiar winter threats to your wooden fence include:
Moisture Build Up
Excess moisture is part and parcel of cold climate. During strong winters, your fence gets very little chance to fully dry out. Subsequently, this can give way to rot, mildew and mold.
These usual suspect can be defeated if you take time to stain the fence with an oil-based stain before the arrival of the winter season. Don’t forget that leaves, snow and debris can actually trap moist ure where the fence may be weaker.
Temperatures never seem to gradually decrease, whether that be in summer, spring, or winter. A rapid fluctuation in temperature can result in contraction and expansion of wood, causing knotholes; these will ultimately destroy the beauty of your fence and can be a home for unwanted pests.
An excess snowfall can weigh down tree limbs and branches, causing them to break off and fall. If one of these falls on your fence, this can result in structural damage. The best way to tackle this is to ensure you trim
branches before the snow season hits.
When frost thaws out, the soil under a fence can move, which can cause your posts to move with them. Subsequently, the whole structure of your fence is shifted. But, when you install a fence with Aaron Fence & Gutters, we put the posts approximately three feet underground. This step ensures your posts won’t shift or become loose when the frost thaws in spring.
If you have any damages to your Fence or need your Old Fence replaced with a new Wood Fence or Chain Link Fence Call us: 210-599-4942