If you’re a resident of Richmond, VA, you’ll know that our East Coast winters tend to be unpredictable! Fall is right around the corner and before you know it, winter will have arrived and we’ll be falling victim to snow, ice, and sleet. The cold and relentless winter weather can often wreak havoc on our outdoor property and especially fences. It’s important to know how to prepare your fence to survive the chills of winter ahead of time to save you costly repairs when the spring comes back around!
3 Tips for Winter Fence Preparation
- Seal your wooden fence with stain or sealant
Because excess moisture and heavy snow are common during the winter, your wood fencing is prone to the most damage. Before the first freeze of winter, you need to ensure that you’ve coated your fence with a waterproof stain or sealant. Believe it or not, this simple step can actually extend your fence’s life by years! Look for a quality brand of sealant that guarantees against mildew, mold, rot, and decay by water penetration.
- Remove debris from your fence line
Anything near or leaning against your fence can act as a barrier to trap moisture and lead water to collect – which is the opposite of what you want! Walk along your fence line and remove all debris, including weeds, twigs, leaves, and tall grass to keep your fence from weakening and decaying over the winter.
- Test your fence’s stability
If your fence needs any repairs, it’s essential that you have them taken care of before the chill of winter hits. Gently rock each of your fence posts to test their stability. One heavy wet snow is all it takes to cripple your fence and result in costly repairs for you. Call Hercules Fence of Richmond to take care of any repairs you need before they get worse over the winter!
Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA
Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA prides itself in installing fence at some of the most prestigious places in the world, as well as for many government agencies & and well known businesses. We are proud of our unique and prestigious fence installations that we like to recognize as our ”Signature“ projects. Whether a custom installation designed by a Hercules professional, or a challenging project at a national landmark, Hercules Fence takes a special pride in these jobs.
In addition to offering you experience and stability, Hercules Fence can offer the buying power of the largest fence company based in Virginia. Whether you are seeking chain-link fence, wood, PVC, ornamental aluminum, ornamental steel, decks, gate and operator systems, guardrail, dog kennels, wire mesh cages or construction panels, Hercules can buy the product at a price that will afford you value to complement our quality.
If you choose Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today, you’ll learn why we’re the best in the business. The knowledgeable people of Hercules Fence have developed a reputation since 1955 for professional service and quality installation. With over 50 years in the fence business, we are well aware that our reputation must be earned anew every day.
Contact Hercules Fence of Richmond, VA today at (804)752-7992 or contact us on our website to talk about a residential or commercial fence.