If your property has a wood, vinyl, or metal fence, you may think that your work is done. Aside from some routine maintenance and upkeep, what more is there to do after fence installation? Well, all fences reach the end of their usable life eventually. While the lifespan of a wrought iron fence will be significantly longer than one made of untreated wood, the decision ultimately remains the same: does your fence need repair, or is fence replacement necessary?
What are the Potential Repair Costs?
When determining whether fence repair or replacement is the best choice, property owners must consider the potential repair costs to address any damage or defects. If the cost to repair or replace a broken board is substantial or the damage is particularly extensive, it may be cheaper to replace the entire barrier.
Is Fence Replacement the Better Option?
Economic factors aside, you may have to consider structural integrity and aesthetics when deciding between fence replacement and repair. Consult your trusted fencing contractor; repairing a broken part may result in an unsightly or mismatched appearance, or the damage may be so extensive that fence replacement is just easier.
Do You See Advanced Decay or Insect Damage?
As metal fences age, they can undergo advanced stages of rust and corrosion. Wood fences can succumb to rot, and insects, animals, and plants can harm all kinds of materials. If the damage is incredibly advanced or widespread, fence replacement may be the most practical choice. Removing individual boards that insects have damaged, for example, might not solve the problem. You may have to consider exterminating the pests and replacing the entire fence. For rust, rot, and mold issues, the visible decay may be the sign of an even more severe problem beneath the surface. An experienced fence repair contractor can help you determine whether repair or replacement is the best option.
Are Crucial Boards or Posts Sagging, Broken, or Missing?
Whether due to physical damage or age, some boards or posts may need to be replaced. While a small amount of damage is not necessarily a cause for a complete fence replacement, damaged or missing boards or posts can be indicative of significant underlying problems. In particular, sagging and leaning can be a cause for concern, and any structural issues should be addressed by a professional. The team at Hercules Fence of Richmond is standing by to offer fence installation, repair, and replacement services to our commercial and residential clients. Contact us to learn more!
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.