Well, you had your wooden fence installed around your garden to boost its curb effect, right? Wooden fences seamlessly blend with nature, breathing the organic essence around your home. Have you considered how you are going to maintain your fence? With proper care, they can look as good as new.
When it comes to privacy, style, and elegance, a professional hand has no substitute. A dilapidated and poorly maintained fence would rob your home of its appeal. Of course, maintaining your fence is crucial, unless you are ready to bear its replacement cost every few years. Besides, when you sell off your home, such additions can significantly enhance the property value.
How can you maintain your wooden fence?
The experts at Superior Fence and Co have come up with some tips on the new year, that would help you to keep your fence in good shape.
- Collect the right equipment
A professional approach to maintaining your fence involves having the right equipment in the first place. With the right set of apparatus, you wouldn’t have to stop when you are halfway down the task. The key equipment includes:
- Hose or power washer
- Bleach or wood treatment
- Brushes or rollers
- Protective sheets
Given that most homeowners are not used to handling the equipment, they rely on the professionals.
- Protect your grass and plants
Remember, your power washer would be blasting the zone. Besides, certain solutions or chemicals may harm your plants. To prevent any possible damage to these plants, make sure to lay plastic sheets on them. If you have plants on pots, and they happen to be portable, shift them away from your fence. Once you have all the plants covered and shifted to a safe distance, you can start the clean-up process.
- Power wash your fence after bleaching
You can avail a good solution for wood cleaning at one of the hardware stores. Besides, some households water down bleach to prepare their own solution. By blending two parts of water with one parts of bleach, you can produce the cleaning solution. Once you put this solution on the wooden fence, leave it for some time. When you notice that the solution is taking away the dirt and mildew, simply turn on the power washer to clean the solution. A generic hose can also serve the purpose, if you don’t have a power washer.
- Dry the wood
Before applying a fresh seal on the wooden fence, let it dry. It already has a good soaking, so make sure that no wood underneath is left wet. Experts recommend using a wood stain, which you can avail in different colors as per your choice. Only painting the wood would not work out well. Consult a professional service provider if you are not sure how to proceed.
- Avoid vines
Although many nature lovers grow vines on their fences, enjoying the visual appeal, these plants can actually harm your new fence. These plants attract a lot of insects and moisture. Therefore, try to put vines and similar plants away from your fence.
If you love gardening, your wooden fence would complement your effort with an appealing look. On hiring a professional service provider, you can enhance the look of your wooden fence.
Reach out to us at Superior Fence and Co for further information. You may call us at (210) 600-3343. Besides, you can send us an email through this contact form, and we would be reverting soon.