While the stereotype may be that wood fences are more subject to degrading over time compared to other fences, the fact is that not only are wood fences treated to stand up to the elements, but with a little work you can easily maintain a fence and keep it looking good.
Wood fences are typically made of cedar or redwood, which are more resistant to decay than other species of wood. Pressure-treatment and chemical treatment of woods post makes the part of the post which is below ground less susceptible to insects and moisture.
As for fence care, there are a few simple steps you can take toward increasing the lifespan of your fence. Staining the fence is a great way to protect the wood, and it looks like as well. Eco friendly stainers like castor oil and linseed oil provide protection for the fence with using volatile organic compounds.
Preventing the growth of vegetation around a fence will also increase its longevity. Take care not to let dead leaves and other debris pile up around the fence. These can hold water at the base of the fence which will cause it to rot. If you water your lawn with sprinklers, make sure they don’t spray the fence or leave pools of water at its base.
Cleaning the fence with a broom will remove dirt and cobwebs that may have collected on it. If the fence needs to be repaired, repair it as soon as possible before the damaged part of the fence starts to compromise the integrity of the rest of the fence.
Follow these simple steps and you can enjoy your wood fence for many years to come.
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