Unfortunately with the winter weather, rock salt will definitely be a part of the winter equation. In fact, as the snow begins to come down, it can be difficult for homeowners to know what to do when it comes to protecting and properly maintaining their fence. The reality is, depending on the type of fence you have surrounding your property, rock salt could be harmful but it also might not be too detrimental to your fence’s structure. Ultimately, if you have either a vinyl or aluminum fence, then you really don’t have much to worry about when it comes to rock salt hindering the fence itself. Here are other types of fences that might be hindered by rock salt this coming winter.
Cedar Fence Will Be Damaged
If you happen to have a cedar fence, then you can expect your fence to take a bit of a beating from the rock salt. In fact, salt will likely dry out your cedar fence and potentially cause it to crack. The reality is, a cedar fence can end up getting discolored due to rock salt which is why for homeowners who have a cedar fence — taking the necessary precautions ahead of any rock salt being deposited can really make a world of a difference. Ultimately, if your fence is located in a high-road area, it is imperative that you take a few key steps to properly protect it in an efficient and effective manner. Covering a particular section of the fence can help keep it protected if rock salt will inevitably make its way to your home or fence.
Limit Your Own Salt Usage
Another excellent way to protect a fence that could take a beating from rock salt would be to limit your personal salt usage as well. In fact, shoveling before you place any salt on the ground can really help to encourage your fence to withstand the test of time. The reality is, your lawn and plants will thank you for this as well. Ultimately, there is nothing better than having a fence that is properly maintained which is why being mindful of an upcoming snowstorm will truly make a world of a difference for the health and structural integrity of a fence that might not be great at handling rock salt.
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.