Preparing Your Fence for the Summer
Posted April 18, 2023 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.
Summer is a great time for spending time outside and enjoying the warmer weather. It’s also a time when your fence will be put to the test, as it will be exposed to increased sunlight, heat, and humidity. To make sure your fence is ready for the summer, here are some tips for preparing and maintaining it:
1. Inspect your fence:
The first step to preparing your fence for the summer is to inspect it for any damage. Look for any cracks, holes, or other signs of wear and tear. If you find any damage, make sure to repair it before the summer season starts.
2. Clean your fence:
Cleaning your fence is an important step in preparing it for the summer. Use a power washer or a hose with a high-pressure nozzle to remove any dirt, grime, or debris. If your fence has any mold or mildew, you can use a mixture of water and bleach to clean it.
3. Apply a protective coating:
To protect your fence from the summer sun, you should apply a protective coating. A clear wood preservative or a wood sealer can help to prevent your fence from fading or turning gray. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when applying the coating.
4. Check for loose boards and screws:
Check your fence for any loose boards or screws. If you find any, make sure to tighten them or replace them if necessary. Loose boards and screws can weaken your fence and make it more vulnerable to damage.
5. Trim any vegetation:
Vegetation can be a major problem for fences during the summer. Overgrown plants can scratch or damage your fence, and they can also provide a home for insects and pests. Make sure to trim any vegetation around your fence to keep it in good condition.
By following these tips, you can prepare your fence for the summer and keep it in good condition. If you need help with any fence repairs or maintenance, Sierra Structures is here to help. Our team of experienced professionals can handle any fence project, no matter the size or complexity. Contact us today to learn more!