Proper Fence Maintenance Columbia SC
Mount Pleasant, SC
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Proper Fence Maintenance
Wrought iron fencing adds beauty to your home although it does require more maintenance.
Properly maintaining your fence is important to ensure its longevity, but the job can be quite time-consuming . The workload varies based on the material the fence is made out of, and whether or not it was properly installed to begin with.
Depending on the fencing material, you may have pest infiltration to deal with, rot, and reinforcement issues. Sometimes, it can be as simple as applying a little paint or replacing a board. Other times, it may require more work such as sandblasting, pouring concrete support, or completely replacing a portion. Each fencing material poses different considerations to contend with.
- Wood fencing. Cedar, fir, and bamboo are all commonly used in wood fencing. It helps to apply a protective sealant to your wood fencing just after installation and before staining or painting. After this, you should reapply paint or stain about every two years.
- Vinyl fencing. Vinyl fencing is made from polyvinyl chloride, titanium dioxide and acrylic impact modifiers. Vinyl is almost maintenance free, and doesn't require painting or staining. Many manufacturers offer long warranties because it is such a care-free product.
- Wrought iron fencing. Wrought iron does require more maintenance, but its unmistakable beauty more than makes up for the extra effort. It takes a very long time for wrought iron to rust, and instead of leaving it unattended to until...
Read the full article in the CalFinder Remodeling and Home Solar Power Magazine