Time for a Fence Tune Up

November 17, 2015 2 min read

Time for a Fence Tune Up

Fall is the perfect time to inspect all fencing, gates and hardware around your property to make sure that everything is in good working order. 

Gates that no longer close securely could be from the result of old rusty metal hinges and latches. Gates can tend to settle over time. A gate in this condition could be dangerous, and could allow children or animals to escape a yard and be placed in harm’s way.

Fences with gates in good working order, especially those that are self-closing and self-latching, can protect your home and property from unwanted intruders. Fences protect children from danger, whether they're designed to keep toddlers out of swimming pools or to keep them in the yard, away from busy traffic. Fences can help keep your own pets in your yard, and wildlife out.

Fences and gates that are in good working condition can help to reduce homeowners' liability and insurance premiums.

Even if your fence has been constructed mainly to outline your property boundaries, it's not an effective fence if the gates into your property don’t close or latch. Do you remember the last time you checked your fence and gates? 

Just like we’ve been reminded to change smoke detector batteries when we change the clocks twice a year, why not make a mental note to check your fence and gates? Updating your gates so they are self-closing and self-latching will improve their security and overall look, not to mention improve the safety of your outdoor living space.

If upon closer inspection, you find that your fence or gates are in need of repair or replacement, now is a good time to give us a call. We provide a free estimate for the repair work, and schedule your repairs quickly, without a lengthy wait. 

Autumn is a great time to take care of your outdoor maintenance projects before winter weather hits. Put your fence and gates at the top of that project list and schedule an appointment with us today.