High quality fencing makes an excellent addition to any home. They can provide security, privacy, and curb appeal as well as add value to your property if you keep them in good condition, especially when it comes to wood fencing. Wood won’t last forever and requires routine care and maintenance to keep it looking its best. If your fencing is falling down, warping or rotting, the panels should be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Besides being an eyesore, a broken fence can provide a means of escape for pets or children, allow access to unwanted pests and if your fence was intended for privacy, that won’t be the case anymore either. In addition, besides being damaged by weather conditions, even if a small amount of your fencing panels or the posts begin to rot and decay, it can cause the collapse of much bigger portions. With the humid, rainy climate, we experience in London, it’s also important to regularly have your fences sealed to prevent decay. In addition, if you don’t seal the fencing panels and end up replacing damaged ones, they won’t match the remaining, original panels.
Initial signs of destruction regarding you fencing, other than them being blown off the fence due to windy weather, includes warping, splintering and discoloration. If you see these signs, you should contact a professional fencing contractor and have the fencing inspected and replace the damaged panels before the decay has a chance to spread even further. While it’s possible to repair, or even replace your own fencing, and if you’re handy and have the necessary expertise, it’s actually fairly easy if you have the right tools and time to invest. That being said, in most cases the best option is to hire an experience fence contractor to make sure the job is done right and will last.
When to Replace?
Your fencing is in most cases the first thing people see when they approach your home so whether you’re planning on selling your home or are having guests over, a run down fence gives people a bad first impression. Worse, dilapidated fencing can make the entire neighborhood look bad; it’s almost worse than an ungroomed yard. If just a few panels need replacing, you could probably do it yourself, but if you’ve been neglecting your fence for a long time and the damage is significant, it’s probably time for a new fence. Fences come in a wide range of styles and materials and each have their own unique advantages, however, not all options will serve the same purpose or fit your specific needs. Consequently, it’s important to seek advice from a professional fencing company, even if you want to take on the installation yourself.
Whether you are replacing a small number of fencing panels or having a completely new fence installed, contact Garden Fencing London. We have been proudly providing fencing in the London area for over 25 years and are known as the city’s most trusted fencing company.