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Five Signs It’s Time For A New Fence

Wood is a natural and beautiful choice for fencing, and with proper care and maintenance, it can last for years and years. Eventually, the wood may begin to break down and that is a sign it is time to upgrade to a new fence.

If you see these popping up, they are signals to make an appointment for a new wood fence installation…

1) Rotten Spots

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Even pressure-treated, stained and painted wood fence panels and pieces can begin to break down as wood is a natural material. If you begin to see signs of rot, in one or more areas of your fencing, you should consider replacing your whole fence as that is an indicator that your fence is at a point to be replaced. Areas that you may notice rot first include near the ground where there is more moisture.

2) Leaning Panels

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Weather elements, such as strong wind and snow, will eventually take a toll on your wood fence. If you notice that it is no longer straight up and down in sections, then that is a signal that your wood fence is not as strong as it used to be. While one leaning section may be replaced, overall issues should be an indicator to replace your whole fence.

3) Cracks & Splits

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If you begin to see more areas of your wood fencing that have cracks or splits or boards have fallen out, it is time to put in a new fence. Wood is affected by the freeze and thaw cycles each season and eventually, your wood will need to be replaced and not just replaced.

4) Hanging By A Thread

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Nails and screws help keep your wood fence together and in place. If they are falling out or are loose, they can be a signal that your wood fence pieces can no longer keep fasteners in place. If the integrity of the wood is compromised in this fashion, you will need to put in a new fence.

5) Constant Repairs

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If you have found that you’re replacing pieces or repairing your wood fence every year, then it is probably time for a whole new one. You may be spending less on repairs, but over the long run, it is adding up. Once annual repairs become the norm, you’ll never catch up to all the repairs as other sections fall into disrepair as you’re repairing other sections. Eventually you’ll end up spending more on repairs then if a complete replacement was done.

Contact The Avid Crew For Your New Fence

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Our fence specialists are available to assist you with design decisions for your new fence installation. We work with a variety of wooden and composite fence options, including classic picket, post-and-rail, shadowbox and more. We’re happy to discuss what you are looking for and go over your options. Reach out to us through our online contact form for an appointment.




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