Proper Fence Maintenance Columbia SC

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. Read on to find out more.

The Home Depot
(800) 504-9128
3051 West Radio Drive
Florence, SC
 
Builders Supply Co
(803) 283-8481
501 S French St
Lancaster, SC

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Watford Fencing
(843) 661-5587
165 W Clarke Rd
Florence, SC

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B & W Fence
(864) 984-3353
1303 Greenwood Rd
Laurens, SC

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Ladson Fences
(843) 460-8462
419 Capers Dr.,
Ladson, SC

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Picket Fences
(843) 986-9126
Highway 280
Beaufort, SC

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Dogwood Construction Services, LLC
(866) 651-8978
2696 Highway 17a S
Summerville, SC

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Knotts and Son Construction
(866) 433-1839
2004 W John Paul Jones Rd
Effingham, SC

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Great Dane Contracting Company, LLC
(866) 389-3240
6650 Rivers Ave
North Charleston, SC

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Universal Fencing, LLC
(843) 475-5753
178 Circle Drive
Summerville, SC

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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...

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