As the cool air starts to shake the leaves from the trees, your fence will need some maintenance in order to withstand the upcoming winter. While some fencing materials are low maintenance, they will all need some type of care in order to survive. But where do you start? Let’s go over some fall fence maintenance tips!
Latches and Hinges
Latches and hinges are what make your fence function properly. These pieces of your fence are metal and can rust if they are not taken care of properly and regularly. Make it a point to check your hinges and latches as well as any locks around your property. If damage is noticeable, fix the problem immediately to avoid severe damage and a full replacement of your fence. If you notice squeaking or rusting on your metal fence parts, use a cleaner or oil based spray.
Debris can pile up extremely quickly during the fall months. From the leaves tumbling through your yard to the lawn clippings left during the grass cuts, your fence could be covered in no time. If your debris is left for more than a week, rain and dew can become trapped under this debris causing problems. Not only can this moisture cause damage to your fence, but it can also help mold and mildew grow.
Tree Branch Removal
From late season hurricanes to early snow storms, fall can provide many hazards to your fence. When branches fall along your fence, it can cause major damage forcing you to replace a portion of your fence or even the fence in its entirety. The best way to prevent this damage is to have your trees trimmed before they begin to hang over your fence.
Taking the time to maintain your residential fence this fall can help prevent it from damage and future problems.
Hercules Fence of Washington, DC
At Hercules Fence, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of several fence styles throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina areas. Residential fencing provides a welcoming appearance to complement your home. Our sales team can offer you many selections to choose from to accommodate your privacy, semi-privacy, and decorative needs, and our professionals use only the highest quality materials to install your fence at a price that is reasonable and affordable.
We also specialize in commercial fencing to keep your business safe and secure while also looking professional and welcoming. To get started with your residential fence for your home, call us today at 1-800-883-3623. You can also visit our contact page to find a full list of our locations and phone numbers.