How to extend the life of your timber fence

Timber fences have long been a top choice for property owners and renovators who want to achieve privacy, security and bring a touch of character to their home. Timber is also a simple choice when you require a sturdy and durable fence—when timber fences are cared for correctly, they can last for many years after installation.

Here at Amazing Fencing, we source all our timber from trusted suppliers and ensure it has been properly treated to ensure longevity. However, if your fence has been previously installed by another company or you would just like to ensure you’re maintaining it correctly, our team of fencing experts have put together a summary of our top tips for timber fence maintenance.

1. Regular Cleaning:

One of the most important maintenance tips is to ensure that you regularly clean your timber fence. This will help to prevent mould and dirt from building up over time. You can use a clean cloth to wipe down your fence—if water restrictions in your region permit, you can also hose your fence or use a pressure washer.

If you intend to repaint or restain your fence after it’s been cleaned, we recommend you wait until the timber has completely dried first. This may take up to 48 hours.

2. Repair Minor Damages:

If you notice any basic damages require attention, be sure to have them repaired as soon as possible. This will prevent them from becoming worse and turning into more serious repair or replacement jobs. Some examples of minor timber fence damages you might experience from time to time include splitting, rotting and loose panels.

Your timber fence isn’t indestructible and basic wear and tear will occur over time—be mindful of this and ensure you regularly inspect your fence to see if any minor damages have appeared.

3. Stain Your Fence:

Staining your timber fence will give it a fresh look and will also work as a protective barrier against changing weather conditions including the harsh UV rays of the sun.

If you’re considering restaining your timber fence, we recommend doing it in the evening so that the stain isn’t faced with a day of harsh sun while it’s trying to set.

Want more timber fence maintenance tips?

Get in contact with the team of experts at Amazing Fencing today. We specialise in a range of timber fencing options as well as steel fencing solutions including Colorbond and PermaSteel.

A stain is a top choice for many renovators because it doesn’t take away from the natural look of the timber—it instead gives the fence a fresh tint of colour. For more information on any of our fencing services or to arrange your free quote—get in touch with the team today.

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