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Summer-Proof Your Fence This Season

Fences are an incredible addition to your property, adding a bit of charm to your space or simply keeping out unwanted eyes or wildlife. Whatever the reason for your fence, keeping it maintained is an important process. Each season brings a new threat, whether it is the heavy snow of winter or the unrelenting pollen of spring. Luckily, we have some tips for creating a summer-proof fence that makes it through the season unscathed.

Cleaning for a Summer-Proof Fence

When working on summer proofing your fence, the first step should be a thorough cleaning. A power washer will quickly rid your fence of built-up dirt and grime, not to mention the pollen stains from the previous Spring season. When using your power washer, be sure to take proper precautions. Stand at least 18 inches away from your fence throughout the process, and make sure to be wearing the proper outfit to avoid any skin contact with any chemicals. After a complete wash, your fence will already be looking significantly better – however, this is only the first step to a summer-proof fence.

Staining Your Fence

For Wood Fencing, Stain can keep your fence looking as good as new, keeping out moisture and improving resistance to UV rays. Summer is the perfect time to seal your fence, as the heat ensures that the coats will dry quickly and remain effective for a longer duration of time. Once you finish applying the first layer of stain, only apply the second after a full 24 hours have passed. If necessary, you can even apply a third coat after waiting the same period of time. This process will help your fence stay beautiful throughout the seasons, resisting some of the side effects of the summer.

Avoid Excessive Exposure to Unnatural Water Sources

Once summer comes, pools and sprinklers become a staple in many yards. However, keep in mind the potential damage these could have on your fence. Your summer-proof fence is still not invincible, and direct excessive unnatural exposure to water should be minimized where/when possible. Water can pose issues for the foundation, as well as chip away at materials and/or paint over time. If it is necessary to have a sprinkler facing your fence, consider covering the vulnerable areas with a plastic covering to mitigate the risks.

Inspecting for Damage

After the winter months, your fence might start showing signs of wear and tear. Take a minute to inspect the fence in its entirety, both sides from top to bottom. Damage will typically accumulate closer towards the ground, including things like loose nails and bolts, loose planks and panels, and more. Many of these issues can be repaired quite easily, but if you notice many of these issues or others (including rust, rot, spots, etc.), it might be time for a new fence. Geary Fence is available to expertly install a brand new fence on your property, helping you avoid some of the hassles and giving you a beautiful new centerpiece for the warmer months. With the help of Geary Fence, you can be enjoying a summer-proof fence in no time.

Sources Used: www.agoodlyhome.com

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