Posted on June 4th, 2019
Late spring or early summer is a great time to investigate the status of your fence. Everything is growing, your yard is full of greenery, flowering plants, and new foliage, but if you’re not paying attention, your Pittsburgh fence could actually be deteriorating in the midst of all the beauty. To prevent the need for serious repairs to your wood, chain link, or vinyl fence, take the time to complete these simple preventative measures:
Walk around your property and examine all parts of your fence. Take a look at the base of the fence, especially where fallen leaves have gathered or where landscaping or plants and bushes are up against the fence. Areas like these, if left uncleared, can result in staining, mold and mildew, rotting wood, rust, and insect infestation, all issues that compromise the integrity and beauty of the fence.
Test the fence posts for sturdiness, check gates for smooth operation, and check gate bolts for tightness. Issues with these fence components can create a dangerous situation or cause the fence or gate to malfunction.
If you’ve located areas around the fence base where piles of debris have collected or where plants are in need of trimming, clear up these locations immediately. Additionally, any low hanging tree branches that could break off and damage the fence should be trimmed back. Tighten gate bolts and make any independent repairs that you can. If you see mold, mildew, rotting wood, or evidence of an infestation, contact your Pittsburgh fence company as these issues may require professional attention.
If you’ve got a fence that needs help, the Fence by Maintenance Service team is the best choice when it comes to repairing a damaged or rotting fence. Our professional, knowledgeable team will be able to assess your fence and make the appropriate repairs to keep it beautiful for years to come. If you’re searching for a fence installation company near you, contact Fence by Maintenance Service today! Our local, family-owned business is ready to help your property look its best with a gorgeous fence!