It’s getting cold in Washington DC. Fall and winter have a lot of charm. But what’s not charming is having to worry about how your residential or commercial fence is holding up in the elements. The good news is that most fencing materials are relatively resilient in the cold. Still, here are some of the fences that hold up the best in cold weather.
If you’ve recently installed a wooden fence at your home or business, you’re going to want to make sure that it has been properly treated. If you leave it alone, you may notice that its color has faded significantly by the time ground thaws out. Expansion and contraction of freezing and melting water can warp and split your wooden fence, too.
We understand why so many people are drawn to wood. It has a timeless aesthetic appeal. But it does require some extra care to hold up to heavy snow and freezing temperatures. Before the cold weather grays your fence, take some extra time stain it for protection.
Vinyl fences are fast becoming one of the most popular fencing materials in residential and commercial settings alike. It isn’t hard to see why. In spite of requiring minimal maintenance, they have a remarkably long lifespan. They are also easily customizable, and can provide all the aesthetic appeal of a classic wood fence.
Some people are put off from vinyl fencing by the price tag. But with this cost should come the knowledge that your fence can handle even the worst of weather. These days, vinyl fences are especially designed so as not to crack in cold weather, even with numerous freezes and thaws.
Among fencing materials, chain link remains an incredibly popular option. This is understandable. Chain link fences are immensely durable and affordable. They are also easy and inexpensive to fit around the perimeters of properties of almost shape. But how do they hold up to the cold?
Chain link holds up to extreme weather better than possibly any other fencing material. In our area, winter and summer alike can threaten us with extreme wind. If you have chain link fence, this isn’t a problem. The wind will blow right on through without causing any damage. Chain link can endure freezing and melting of water with no problem either.
Residential Fences from Hercules Fence DC
Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Flickr.