Now that summer is wrapping up; it is just about time for homeowners to turn their attention to their fall landscaping and maintenance efforts. It is important to realize that if you want your wood fence to last several years and look its best, you need to give it the attention it needs. Here are a few tips on maintaining your wood fence throughout the fall season.
How To Deal With Moisture
Moisture can lead to mildew, mold growth and rot on a wood fence. Fall is an excellent time of the year to apply a sealant to your wood fence. If you don’t want to use a sealant, you could also opt for a waterproof stain as well. By doing so, it will be well protected before the winter season arrives.
The temperature is constantly changing in Maryland and surrounding states. Drastic changes in temperature have a negative effect on wood fences because it can cause them to expand and contract. Sometimes, knotholes can form, which can lead to rot. On top of that, insects will find their way into the knotholes. Whenever you spot one on your wooden fence, you should fix them right away. A wood putty will usually do the trick.
Clean Off Debris
Leaves fall from the trees during the fall season. In addition to falling on your front and back yards, they will also land on top of your wood fence. In addition to leaves, other forms of debris such as tree branches and twigs may also accumulate on your wood fence. It is in your best interest to remove all types of debris on a regular basis throughout the fall season. The added weight can cause structural damage. Also, wet leaves can attract insects and cause mold to form on your fence.
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