So, we are bringing you a list of some common fencing problems you might come across and what you can do about them.
- Rotting fence posts
- inadequate foundations or too much weight on the foundations
- Tree roots
- High winds or damage from impact
Tree roots can also cause problems with the foundations of your fence posts. Before carrying out any repairs or reinstalling the fence the roots will need to be dealt with first.
It can be difficult to identify problems like these as they are not alway obvious so before you take on the project yourself we alway recommend contacting a specialist fencing contractor for this. Wear Fencing is able to offer you advice on the repair and maintenance of issues like this to prevent the same damage happening again in the future.
Cracked or Damaged Fencing
Depending on the cause, repair options inculde:
- Replacing the rail with a different more appropriate material for the purpose of the fence
- Adding extra support
- Installing more fence posts
- Installing fixings
Maintaining Wire Fencing
Common problems that can occur with wire fencing include:
- Broken or split wires
- Damage caused by Tree and vegetation growth
- Wear and tear from livestock
You may also have fallen trees and branches that have caused damage to the wire or vegetation that has grown over or against the fencing. Overgrown trees are common culprits of fence damage. They grow into the fence, pressuring it into a lean. Repairing a leaning fence is generally quite affordable, and can be as simple as replacing a post and removing the tree, or part of it.
Regularly checking your fence for these types of issues will make it a much easier task to maintain fencing boundaries and often if the problem is small and simple you will be able to repair this yourself.
We do recommend that if you are having regular issues with wire fencing that you talk to a rural fencing contractor to discuss if there are other more sustainable options for you.
Preventing Damage to Fence Lines
A properly installed and maintained fence can last for 10 or more years, depending on the materials. It can save a lot of time and money knowing what to look out for and steps you can take to keep your fence in good condition and fit for purpose.
- To prevent rusting, choose durable, water-resistant materials, from the beginning
- Select a stain proof colour and have new coats applied as needed
- Have a maintenance professional assess and clean your fence on a seasonal schedule
- If your fence has been built on uneven ground, contact a specialist to discuss the best solution
- Prevent mould by selecting water resistant and durable materials, under the guidance of a specialist
- For an attractive appearance, choose a stain proof colour and have sealer or oil applied annually
- Book in a specialist to assess and maintain your fence and home areas on a seasonal basis
- Keep an eye out for holes and slats that need repairing or replacing - ensure the work is carried out by a professional.
- When installed correctly, using high quality materials, vinyl fencing should only require minimal maintenance. With a seasonal check and clean from a maintenance professional, your fence should last a very long time.
- Composite fencing requires professional installation but requires very little long-term maintenance. With an occasional check up and rinse, it should serve its purpose for years to come.