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Choosing The Right Fence

It might not seem like a difficult decision, but finding the right fence can be hard to do. In addition to choosing a picket style, a color, and a height, you might also be concerned about abiding by city and neighborhood ordinances. However, all of these decisions are easy if you choose the right fence contractor. A few years ago, I found a great contractor who helped us to create a beautiful, functional backyard in a few weeks. Read this blog for more information about fences, contractors, and design styles that you won't regret a few years down the road.


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Choosing The Right Fence

Want To Keep Your Wood Fencing Looking Its Best? 3 Tips For Extending The Lifespan

by Chester Alvarez

When you're interested in having custom fences installed around your property, it's a good idea for you to take your time and look into what kinds of qualities will help the fencing to remain in great condition for a long time. You're concerned about the high cost of having wood fencing installed compared to chain-link or vinyl, you'll need to make sure that you do everything you can to keep the fencing in the best condition even before it's installed. Here are a few tips for doing just that. 

Keep Sprinklers Away from the Fence

Water damage can be a real concern for wood fencing, making it important to make sure that sprinklers are a far distance away from the fence. While you will need to use sprinklers or an irrigation system to keep your yard watered, it can quickly lead to damage to the fencing if the water is allowed to hit it regularly. Positioning the sprinklers in a location that won't interact with the fencing at all can make a big difference in preventing water damage and keeping the fence in the best condition possible.

Carefully Pick the Right Landscaping

The landscaping in your yard can make a big difference in the condition of your fencing over time. Climbing vines can look great, but can quickly lead to damage to the wood fencing since the vines can cling onto the fence and cause significant damage. Choosing landscaping that won't touch the fence directly can help make sure that vines and shrubs won't cause damage to the fencing in the slightest.

While you can still have nice landscaping, it's best to avoid having anything too close since it can quickly touch the surface of the fence and cause irreversible damage.

Keep Up with Routine Maintenance

Keeping the fence in great condition is more than just paying attention to preventive measures. Keeping up with routine maintenance is as simple as using routine treatment for the wood such as polishing to make sure that the wood remains looking its best. Treating the wood regularly can also prevent wear that can occur due to the weather being poor.

If you're curious about getting wood fencing installed, but are concerned about the cost involved, you can feel much more confident with the purchase by paying attention to treating the wood fencing. With the right maintenance and preventive measures, you can see the wood fencing lasting for a very long time so that you make the best investment possible.