It’s time to talk about spring! Believe it or not it’s only a little over a month away. This winter has been harsh. Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve had sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice and wind. Nature’s harshness can severely damage your fence.

In a few short weeks, warmer weather will be here. Plan now to get out of the house when the warmer weather arrives and take a close look at your fence. Preventive measures and small repairs now can save you a lot of money and headaches down the road.

Look at your fence for any signs of damage. Take note of any chipped or peeling areas, as well as any damaged boards or posts. Also inspect latches on gates to make sure they are still firmly in place and not damaged in any way.

Make a list of any damage (small or large) that you find when you do your fence inspection. If you can make the small repairs yourself, do so right away. If the damage is more than you can do on your own, give us a call – we can help!

After you finish checking your fence for any needed repairs, prepare to do a thorough cleaning.

Fences can accumulate all sorts of dirt and debris over the cold winter months. If you have a vinyl or aluminum fence, you can clean it easily with a mild detergent and warm water. Make sure you thoroughly rinse any soap off the fence when you’re done cleaning to prevent staining.

While you’re outside, check trees and shrubs that are growing near your fence line. Prune back any limbs that are getting too close to your fence. Tree limbs can break off and damage your fence during snow, ice, or high winds. Also check for weeds that are growing along your fence and pull them. Vegetation growing along your fence can weaken posts and boards.

Taking good care of your fence just makes sense. With proper care, your fence should last for many years. If you are ready for a new fence, give us a call to schedule a free estimate at 610-718-1151!

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