Fence Maintenance: Getting your Fence Ready for Spring

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Installing fence panels

It’s that time of year again – the days are getting brighter and warmer, and the winter blues are quickly fading away. With spring comes better weather which is perfect for outdoor work, such as fence maintenance. Fences can take a beating throughout winter; wind, rain and snow can cause excessive damage, so now is a great time to check it over and get your fence ready for spring. Here’s how you can spruce up your fencing this season:

Clean Your Fence

Fence maintenance starts with a good clean – and spring is a great time to clean a wooden fence and get rid of any dirt or mould that may have developed over winter. The best way to clean a wooden fence is with a solution of water and either bleach or white vinegar. If you choose the latter, make sure to dilute it with equal parts water in order to avoid discolouring your fence.

Check for Damage and Repair if Necessary

High winds, rain and snow can all cause damage to fences, so it’s important to check your fence over for any signs of damage once spring arrives. Check posts, panels and other parts of your fence for damage and then repair them accordingly. It’s best to fix any problems before you paint so that the coat adheres properly.

Broken fence

Paint Your Fence

Now is a great time to give your fence a fresh coat of paint or stain. The warmer and drier weather is ideal for painting, as moisture can cause the finish to look blotchy or uneven. Make sure to choose a good quality paint/stain that’s suitable for outdoor use, and if you want to give your fence additional protection against the elements then opt for a product that provides this. For example, a water-repellent sealant or a paint with added UV protection can help protect your fence against moisture, mould and fading.

Renewing Your Fencing Altogether

Sometimes the best thing to do is a complete renewal job. If your fence is quite old or there’s too much damage, then it might be worth investing in a new one. Quality fencing can offer additional security and privacy to your home, so it’s worth considering if your current fence isn’t up to scratch. By replacing it, you can also benefit from a new look and finish, as well as extra robustness that will last for years to come.

High Quality Fencing and Installation with Wilfirs

At Wilfirs, we’re an established business that provides high quality and dependable fencing in Coventry, Rugby, Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham and Nuneaton. We provide a wide selection of quality fencing products and installation services to suit all needs and budgets. From traditional picket fences to more robust designs, we’ll help you find the right fence for your home or garden. 
Once you’ve chosen your fence, our experienced installers will take care of the rest. So why not get in touch today and find out how we can help you spruce up your fencing this spring? Contact us today to find out more.