If you have an experienced fence contractor build your fence with high quality materials and you keep up with any maintenance work, the chances you will require a repair for you fence decreases dramatically. Fences need to be durable as they are constantly exposed to the elements. Depending on the type of material, weather can impact your fence in different ways. As an organic material, wood fences tend to be the most vulnerable to harsh weather. There are certainly many preventative measure you can take, but sometimes the weather might get the better of your wooden fence.
When a fence is constantly exposed to water or ground water, it can potentially cause it to crumble and rot. If your fence is not built properly, strong winds can cause your fence to be blown over. This can be due to the fact that some wood fence designs don't allow for wind to pass through them. This can cause the fence to resist oncoming wind which can lead to the fence potentially toppling.
Sun exposure is something that a lot of people look over. If you don't properly protect your fence, your wood fence could dry out over time which can lead to cracks and weakening of your fence. Your fence's colour can also fade due to the sun if it is not protected correctly.
There may be times where damage to your fence occurs where things are out of your control. Sometimes damage can occur that is out of your hands. Your neighbours tree may fall on your fence or roots and vegetation can push through. The fence can be scratched up by animal and rodents or vandalized by passing by people as well.
Whatever might happen to your fence, there is usually an economical way for a repair. If a fence panel is in place but not necessarily standing upright, this can be the result of a damaged post that is no longer properly supporting the weight of the fence. A repair job such as this can be fairly straight forward as it may be a simple repair of replacing or re-seating the post.
If your fence is standing up well but has any damaged panels or planks, replacing the damaged pieces could be the right solution. Depending on the type of damage, it can actually be more economical to replace the entire panel itself. Our fence repair contractors will assess the damages to your fence and work with you to create the most economical solution.
Fences that are made of metal, such as aluminum, iron, or steel, have a much less chance to be damaged from the elements as they are naturally stronger materials. Metal fences are typically made with rails so wind is usually not factor that is considered. Even if you have a metal privacy fence, it would need to be record level winds to knock something like that done. In the pacific northwest, the sun does not get hot enough to melt or warp the metal itself.
The one element that can cause significant damage to metal is water. If your metal is susceptible to rusting, the metal can become brittle and weaker over time. When installing a metal fence, you need to ensure they are coated with a protective solution to make sure it does not rust. Once rust appears, it can be a tricky thing to stop but we can still prolong the life of your rust if it does show. Metal fences are still not immune to larger level damages such as a tree falling or other human error type of events.
Repairs on metal fences tend to be a little trickier if cutting and welding is involved. Our team is experienced in repairing all types of fences and will work with you to make sure we find the most economical solution to your problem. At times it may seem like just a small repair is required but in reality, replacing a larger portion may make more sense in the long run. If you have a fence that is in need of a repair or was damaged from the weather, give our team a call and we'll be happy to provide you with a free estimate for your job.