There is no mistaking it; spring is here in Maryland! With warmer days and sunnier skies, it’s time to get outside again and fix up the yard for another beautiful year. The fence is one of the crucial points to address, especially if it is wood. Without a fence, your property is insecure, and with a wood fence, you’re more likely to face fencing problems. To ensure a great year with a secure fence, here’s to spring cleaning your wood fence!
The first step is to inspect the fence for damage, looking for visible signs of rot, mildew, and insect damage. You’ll want to look at the fence posts, panels, and rails from top to bottom, especially at the bottom, where moisture collects the most. You can also try jiggling the fence to see if it is secure or not. Should any serious problems come up, you’ll want to call for professional help or, if you’re handy, fix it yourself.
If the fence is as good as new, you can then wash it down. Throughout the years and seasons, grime and mildew may collect. A mildewy fence is not uncommon in Maryland, which in most places has a high humidity. If your fence does has a fungal issue, you can spray it down with a homemade mixture. In any case, you can rent a pressure washer from your local home improvement store to reveal the bright natural wood underneath.
With wood fences, making small repairs will be normal. This often means replacing individual fence pickets when they rot, or replacing screws that have gotten loose. Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence can help you get the parts you need, such as loose pickets, rails, and posts.
Stain & Seal
Next, stain and seal the fence. Stain and sealant usually come in one formula, so you won’t have to worry about two different projects. Stains can be clear, translucent, or solid, solid giving the best protection against UV rays.
If You Need Help
If you need help with spring cleaning your wood fence, or if you need assistance with a troubling structural problem, contact Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence and see how they can help!
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