If you’re stuck with the dilemma of repairing versus replacing a fence you may find yourself feeling very torn. Repairs may help fix short-term issues, but over time, repairing your fence over and over again may add up. On the other hand, most fencing should have a significant lifespan, and often only a few repairs will be needed if you’ve been performing basic maintenance. As you way your options, there are a few things you may want to consider.
For a Wood Fence
While wood fences are often very long lasting, they also need significant care to maintain. If you or the previous homeowner was neglectful, you might have a damaged fence that is beyond repair on your hands. Start by performing a thorough check of your fence, look for areas where the wood is rotted or warped. If there are small areas of damage, the individual sections may be replaced. However, if there is significant rot, pest damage, or warping, it may be best to use a full replacement.
For A Vinyl Fence
Wile vinyl is often a low maintenance material, it has its drawbacks. Namely, vinyl is subject to cracks and breaks. Fallen trees, windblown items, and heavy snows can all cause cracks depending on the situation. If you have a crack, the only option is to replace the affected area. With that in mind, a full replacement would be unlikely unless you were unhappy with the appearance and style of the entire fence.
For Aluminum Fences
Like vinyl, aluminum is relatively low maintenance fencing option that will likely not need many repairs. If there are any breaks or dents, you may be able just to replace small sections rather than the entire fence. If you have loose rails, a simple T-brace can be used.
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, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.