How To Maintain Your Fence During The Summer

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During the summer, many homeowners may build up the motivation to do some yard work. While you periodically mow the lawn or maintain the garden, you may forget to check the integrity and stability of your fence. A fence around your property provides you with instant privacy and a sense of security for children and pets. That’s why the fence must be maintained year round and the summer is the perfect time to undertake necessary repair or maintenance jobs.

Tip 1: Remove ‘Earth’ Build Up

Throughout the year, your fence gets affected or damaged by build up of:

  • Dirt
  • Mulch
  • Vines
  • Tree branches
  • Leaves
  • And more

Leaving this ”build up” around your fence for longer periods may lead to some damaging effects such as mildew, termites and even rot. During summer, you can take the time to prevent or clean the build up and revitalize the overall appearance of your fence.

Tip 2: Inspect for Damage

Throughout the year, your fence can become damaged by wind, rain, hail, bugs, etc. With the reasonable chance of nice weather during the summer months, you get the opportunity to take the time to thoroughly inspect your fence for visible and potential damages.

You will be compromising the overall integrity of your fence, if you don’t undertake the necessary repair and maintenance for your fence. Overlooked fence often requires frequent maintenance due to the increased damage.

Tip 3: Power Wash the Hard-To-Reach Spots

Depending on the size and make of your residential fencing system, there may be areas that are difficult to clean periodically. Such hard-to-reach spots often remain dirty. By using a power washer, you will be able to clean the entire fencing system thoroughly in a timely and efficient manner. With this tool, you won’t miss any spot.

If you’re a DIY enthusiast, one of the best things you can do is to maintain the integrity of your fencing system. Fences provide an economical way to extend your outdoor living space and create an outstanding setting for enjoying outdoors. Make sure you perform periodic repairs to prolong the life of your fence.

If you are interested in installing a fence at your Toronto home, call the professionals at Wolf & White. From wood to vinyl fences, we’ve got you covered.