High quality timber fencing brings many benefits to your property; from increased privacy to added security and aesthetic appeal. If you’ve spent money on solid wooden fencing, then naturally you’ll want to do what you can to keep it in good condition.
Fencing is exposed to the elements all year round and extreme temperatures, frost and rain can all cause wear and tear to your panels. There are steps you can take to protect your fencing however, and with the right maintenance, you can ensure that your fencing stays in good condition all year round.
Keep your fence clean
Moss and mildew can build up on your fence during the colder winter months, so it’s important to remove it once the weather warms up. You can do this with just water and a scrubbing brush or a pressure washer if you have one. Mould and mildew draw and trap moisture which can then cause your fence to rot, so it’s important to clean your fencing panels regularly.
You can also prevent rot by annually treating your fence with a stain. These specially formulated stains come in a range of colours and provide a waterproof barrier to help prevent moisture and damp from penetrating the wood. Simply paint the stain on using a brush, but make sure your fence has thoroughly dried out after cleaning or you’ll defeat the purpose!
Fix damage as soon as possible
It’s a good idea to regularly check your fence panels and posts for any signs of damage or splintering. Missing or cracked fence posts not only look unsightly, they can also compromise the strength of the entire fence. It may be preferable to replace the entire fence panel if it’s showing signs of significant rotting or cracks, as this will be more durable in the long term.
Bespoke fencing panels from Ilkeston Fencing
If you’re looking for the durable, high quality fencing panels for your home in Derby, Nottingham and beyond, get in touch with the team at Ilkeston Fencing Ltd. We’re proud to supply and install fencing panels made from the highest quality timber, plus bespoke designs to suit your requirements. For more information about our fencing services or to discuss your ideas, give us a call today or visit our website.