Signs that You May Need to
Replace Your Fence
“When is the right time?”
You are probably wondering if it is about time to replace your fences, or if not today, when? Some clients come to us seeking advice about their old fences.
We’re here to help.
To guide you in your decision-making, we noted some of the questions you may need to consider before replacing your fences.
Let’s get started.
Are your fences aging?
You’ll notice it at a glance. If you have wooden fences, the first thing to check is the existence of insects and termites. You may feel like deteriorations like cracks, splinters, and holes on your wood fences are natural. It is not, and it can be the start of a bigger problem in the future. These imperfections seem like minor details, but they are indications of weakening. Count a few more months, and you’ll find yourself encountering another problem.
We advise that you get rid of that and replace your wooden fences with a vinyl fence that needs little to no maintenance, or else, you might be spending a lot if you want your fence repaired x number of times.
Are your fences sagging towards one side?
Foundation is essential for fences. If it can no longer serve its purpose — supporting the fence’s weight, then it’s time to let go and replace your wooden fence with a vinyl fence.
Leaning or sagging occurs naturally as wood fences age too. If you are to repair more than 20% of the fence, we suggest that you consider your budgetary requirements as well.
If the repair cost is almost the same as the cost of replacing the fences, replacing your fence might be a better option.
Are your fence panels still intact?
The swelling of wood is natural due to weather and many other factors. This issue can cause your fence connections to loosen over time. Similarly, rust contributes to the loss of fasteners or nails, while rot can cause wood to decay right around the fastener.
The swelling and rusting of your fence can cause safety risks for your family and your furbabies. You know you don’t want your playful kids to touch a rusty or rotten fence, and your pets from escaping from the missing boards. Addressing this right away lessens the risks and preventing future headaches too.
Are your fences worth repairing?
Consider the long-term value of your repairs.
If you think maintaining your old fences will cause you to repair some of its parts annually, is that something that can save you from unwanted expenses?
Remember, maintaining wood fences includes typically staining, painting, or sealing them every one to two years.
You might be better off shifting to a maintenance-free, cost-efficient fencing material instead of spending a lot trying to keep your fences look good like Duramax Vinyl Fences!
Our team at Duramax offers PVC Vinyl Fences, which checks all the boxes: maintenance-free and cost-efficient. You don’t have to worry about the upkeep because it’s just simple—no staining, painting, and sealing needed.
You will, for sure, love Duramax Fences!
Duramax Vinyl Fences offer different styles of fencing. You can check out the different styles of fencing here:
Have someone check on the status of your fence, perhaps a contractor or a fencing expert. They should be able to advise you on the next steps, whether to repair or replace it.
We will be happy to provide you with options should you decide to replace your fences. Call us now at 323-861-3606 or shop vinyl fences here:
https://duramaxfences.com/product-category/fencing/vinyl/ to know more about our products and services.