Wood fencing - when to repair or replace

Repair fence

Repair / October 13, 2021

repair.jpgMost often, repairs are necessary simply if a part wears out or breaks. However, violent summer thunderstorms and heavy winter snows often topple trees and utility poles, which can subsequently damage your fence or deck. Even unforeseen events, such as motor vehicle accidents can wreak havoc on your fence.

Whether you need a simple fix or something more involved, allow us to give you a free estimate, even if we didn't install the original job. We repair all types of fence, decks, railings, patio pavers, gates and irrigation systems.

Repair or Replace?

If your fence is broken or has seen better days, you should consider your options to repair it before you make a decision to replace it.

Wood Fence

If part of your wooden fence has started to rot, you can replace bad slats, pickets or posts with the same type of wood, but the color may not match if the original fence has weathered. This is a job your can do by yourself or you can have a contractor do it. However, if more than twenty percent of your fence boards in a state of disrepair, it is probably time to replace your fence. It is a good idea to weigh the costs and benefits of a large-scale repair against total replacement with a professional fence contractor.

Chain Link Fence

Chain link fences are very durable, but eventually they may start to rust. If the rust is limited to ten to fifteen percent of the fence, it is probably worth removing and replacing the rusted sections. If you plan to work with a contractor, get their opinion on the integrity of the whole fence, and get estimates on both the cost of repair and the cost of replacement.

Wrought Iron Fence

Wrought iron fences are expensive to buy and install. If you have a wrought iron fence that is rusting, it may well be worth having the rust treated and repaired. If you put the job off, it will only get worse and repair will no longer be an option. A reputable fence contractor should be consulted for repair jobs or advice on wrought iron fences.

Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fence is known for its durability and longevity. If an accident causes your vinyl fence to break, you can generally have the damaged sections replaced without disturbing the integrity of the entire fence.

Source: www.longfence.com