Wood Fences: Repair or Replace?
Once wooden fences start to go, they can go downhill pretty fast. One day the paint is peeling and the next the wood is coming loose or showing signs of rot. Learn typical situations when it is possible for a fencing expert to repair your wood fence and when you are better off replacing the fence.
When you can repair your wood fence
As a general rule, if most of your fence is intact, and only a portion of it is damaged, repair is usually advisable. For wooden fences, you can easily repair broken or missing fence posts, leaning fences, fences that have decay or rot on only one area, or fences that are simply in need of a new coat of paint. It is often cheaper to perform a repair than to replace the whole fence. However, if damage is extensive, it can be equally affordable if not cheaper to remove the old fence and start from scratch.
When you should replace your wood fence
In general, when there is a large area damaged, you are better off investing in a new fence than replacing all of the damage. When wooden fences have a high degree of rot, they really are not long for the world. In this case, it can just be better to get a new fence. If your wooden fence is crumbling or is getting yellow or white patches of mold or mildew, get a new fence estimate.
You can always replace your wood fence if you find it ugly or if it does not meet your needs. For example, if you bought a house with a post and beam wood fence and you wanted a securely fenced yard so you could let your pet out, you would need a new style of fence.
To get a quote for a fence replacement or repair, or to discuss wood fence installation, contact us.