Prepping Your Fence for Winter

November 21, 2018 1 min read

Prepping Your Fence for Winter

Technically, it’s not winter here in PA for another month, but it feels like it’s here already. We had some winter weather last week, dumping snow and ice across the region. 

​Avoid costly repairs from winter storm damage with some simple prevention now to prep your fence for harsh conditions.

Winter storms can cause a wide variety of damage to your fence.  Storm debris can hit into your fence, knocking down posts and even whole sections. Severe weather changes like extreme cold temperatures  can also impact your fence. 

Another common cause of fence damage comes from snow plows.  The force of the snow thrown from a plow can crack a fence or knock down sections of it. 

Leaving snow piled up against a fence can also cause damage over time. This can loosen posts and knock down sections of fence. It can also cause mold and mildew in a wood fence over time if the fence is not sealed properly. 

Visually inspect your fence before storms hit and repair any loose areas. After a storm, clear large piles of snow
away from your fence and inspect the fence for damage. Also remove any large tree limbs that may have come down on your fence. 

By following these tips you will be sure to protect your fence. If the damage caused by winter storms is beyond your repair abilities, please give us a call and we can help!  610-718-1151