Fencing staining serves multiple purposes. For one, it protects your fence from environmental damage and damage from pests and birds. It also helps seal in the wood for protection from moisture damage which could lead to mold and structural damage. The last reason to stain your fence is the beauty that it adds to your fence; giving it a color that is bold and refreshed. Your fence plays a big role in the overall look and function of your home. Staining will help it last much longer than it would otherwise. Here’s what you should know about staining a fence.
Fences made of wood are one of the most vulnerable types. Not only is the natural material susceptible to pests, birds, mildew, and mold, but it’s also under the constant barrage of rain, wind, and other environmental elements. Plus, exposure to the sun will eventually make your fence look dull and neglected. Regular maintenance is the only measure that will help keep your wood fence in excellent condition. That maintenance includes periodic staining. When your fence is stain properly, it will maintain a beauty that is unmatched by other fence materials.
Choosing a Color
Not all fence staining is the same. You should select a color and hue that will highlight and complement the overall design of your landscape and home. There is a wide range of colors to choose from, so using your home will help narrow down your decisions.
Before you decide to stain your fence, you should have a conversation with your neighbors, especially if the fence sits between your properties. You are likely free to stain your side of the fence, but it’s a best practice to give your neighbor a head’s up about the plan. Your neighbor may even be interested in staining their side of the fence as well to achieve a cohesive look that matches.
An added benefit to staining your fence is the enhanced curb appeal that it will add to your home. This is especially beneficial if you are putting your home on the market and want to attract buyers. It helps protect the structural integrity of your fence while enhancing its beauty.
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. 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, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.