When your fence starts to sag, rust, or lean, you might be tempted to put off repairing it until repairs are more convenient. However, a fence with unresolved damage can quickly deteriorate to the point that it must be replaced. Whether you have a wood, vinyl, or metal fence, you should keep an eye out for these warning signs that can indicate that fence replacement is in your future. If your fence is damaged, contact the experts at Hercules Fence of Richmond to help address your fencing concerns and needs.
Signs of Severe Rust, Corrosion, or Insect Damage
If you have observed termite frass or holes in your wood fence, these can be indicative of substantial structural damage. Similarly, the presence of severe rust or corrosion can lead to the need for significant repair or even fence replacement. Catching these warning signs early on is essential in minimizing the cost and scope of the repairs you need. Inspecting your fence regularly can help you detect these issues before they escalate to the point that you need fence replacement.
Broken or Missing Boards
While a broken board or two can be replaced quite quickly, a fence that loses boards regularly can be a cause for concern. Widespread damage can often lead to the need for total fence replacement, and planks that become dislodged from posts can point to an issue with the posts themselves. Wood fence posts can sometimes rot and become unable to hold a nail, screw, or board. If this is the case with your fence, these posts (and sometimes large sections of your fence) must be replaced.
Tilting, Sagging, or Leaning Posts
Although a slightly tilted fence may not seem like a big deal, leaning, sagging, and tilting are often indicative of significant problems with your fence. For wood construction, this sagging can be the result of warped boards that must be replaced. For barriers of all kinds, leaning can indicate a shift in the fence’s foundation. Regardless of the cause of your fence trouble, the experts at Hercules Fence of Richmond are here to help you repair, replace, or install fences in the great state of Virginia.
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.