There are numerous factors that go into making this decision including:
- The age of the fence
- Fence use
- Fence location
- Material composition
“Wood fences are great – they provide privacy, security, add value to your property and enhance the home’s visual appeal,”“However, wood doesn’t last forever and requires routine maintenance to keep it looking its best and functioning properly. If the fence is rotting, warping or falling down, at minimum it should be repaired and may need replacement.” said Fence Outlet owner & founder, Rajul Patel.
Different factors, such as the fences age, location and use help determine the choice between repairing your fence or if you need a full replacement.
Initial signs of fence deterioration include discoloration, splintering and warping. When any of these telltale signs are detected, a professional fence contractor should be contacted to replace the damaged panels before decay spreads. “In Florida’s humid climate, it’s especially important to routinely seal your fence to prevent decay,” said Patel. “If you don’t seal your fence and then have to replace damaged panels, it won’t match the original panels and could look unsightly.” Another side effect of a broken fence is compromised safety and security. A broken fence can be a means of escape for a pet or child, can let in unwanted pests, and may not provide the privacy it may have been intended for. “If even a small part of your fence is deteriorating this can lead to the collapse of a much larger portion, leaving your yard completely fenceless,” said Patel.
“Though it’s possible to repair a wood fence on your own, you need the right tools, expertise, and time to do the job. I believe that the best option is to hire a professional fence contractor who can provide quality workmanship.”
Wood alternatives, such as vinyl, can be a better upgrade from traditional wood fencing due to durability and the savings they bring from painting or sealing.
Fence Outlet offers wood alternatives that are more durable and are made to look just like wood. A popular option is vinyl, which is made to look like wood, and saves the cost of painting or sealing. Fence Outlet showcases a wide variety of fence products, each offering distinct advantages. With a combined 48,000 square-feet of showroom and inventory of fencing supplies in three Central Florida locations, Fence Outlet offers fences made out of either vinyl, aluminum, steel, wood or chain link.
All of Fence Outlet’s showrooms offer all of these products, plus arbors and gate openers. Many customers also turn to Fence Outlet for their incredible customer service providing professional, timely and quality fence installation and repairs. “Our team will help you measure your project and assist with ordering all the materials on-line,” said Patel. “Then, you can turn the entire professional installation over to Fence Outlet for a complete turnkey project.”