Maintaining Fences All-Year Round

Maintaining Fences All-Year Round

Maintaining Fences All-Year Round

A fence is an element that allows both to demarcate and secure a private area. For a fence to play its role perfectly, it is important to maintain it well, and the actions to be performed depend on the materials of which it is made off.

Hence, we provide some tips for you depending on the characteristics of the fence.

Maintenance of a wooden fence

Even if the wood that composes a fence is generally subject to a preventive treatment, it is advisable to regularly renew this treatment in order to preserve its aesthetics and its resistance over time. We have the choice between painting, varnishing or even staining the wood. In case of major damage, the best is to carry out a complete renovation. In the case of a palisade, the wood used is generally rough, but it is possible to paint and varnish it.

Even though professionals like Byers Fence contractors in Debary will make sure that the posts and stakes of the wooden fence are very sturdy and firmly fixed, it is still necessary, in any case, it must be checked frequently and tighten the screws and reinforce the stakes with concrete if needed.

Maintenance of an iron fence

If it is a recently installed fence, it is recommended to protect the material with a layer (or more) of anti-rust paint. If the material needs a solution to keep it in shape, think of stripping before applying a protective product.

The iron fence is quite simple to maintain as all you need to do is to repaint when you notice any sign of rusty surface.

Maintenance of a plant fence

In the case of a plant fence, it is necessary to pay attention to the evils of the wind, the rain, and other bad weather. On the other hand, plants, shrubs, and hedges may dry out and deteriorate. It must, therefore, be cared for throughout the year. In addition, the fasteners must be regularly checked, and the fasteners must be tightened or replaced if necessary.

Fences that require little (or no) maintenance

Some fences have the advantage of requiring minimal maintenance. This is particularly the case of synthetic grids. It must nevertheless be verified that these are well fixed. If necessary, tighten the fasteners and replace any damaged connections.

Welded wire mesh and PVC fencing also do not need maintenance. But for a beautiful appearance, they can be cleaned with warm, soapy water (rinse with clean water).

There are also trellises and concrete fences. Once again, it remains necessary to ensure that the pillars are strong and secure. Sometimes we can see the presence of fungi (moss or lichen), it is then necessary to use the necessary products required to eliminate the fungus, such as fungicide chemicals.


The maintenance of a fence, therefore, implies great vigilance. In case of doubt about the proper behavior to clean, fix or replace an element of the fence, it is advisable to call Byers Fence contractors in Debary, we are professionals specialized in fencing.