Whether you need common repairs to your boundary structure or a more unusual or unique fence repair, Keller, TX professionals at Mr. Handyman have the skill and experience to restore your structure to solid, durable, attractive condition with effective repair strategies. The technique or method we ultimately recommend to accomplish that will, of course, vary based on the type of material your structure was constructed out of and the nature of the damage it has suffered. Our Keller fence repair services include:
- Replacing leaning or broken posts
- Repairing loose or stretched chain link fence fabric
- Wood rot repair
- Painting vinyl fencing that has been faded by direct sunlight exposure
- Fixing broken gates or gate latches
- Replacing missing or broken slats, pickets, rails, and decorative elements
Wood Rot Repair
Wood fencing is a classic choice that is popular for a number of good reasons: it is easy to work with, renewable, and conveniently available. That being said, any timber that is outdoors and constantly being rained or snowed on does have a major weakness in that it is vulnerable to wood rot. That's because this type of decay only impacts timber with elevated levels of moisture from soaking up water. In contrast, wood that is indoors and completely sheltered from excess water can remain in solid, durable condition for multiple generations.
Even though our climate is relatively arid and dry, we still get more than enough precipitation to cause wood rot within a few years if outdoor structures are not protected by sealant and maintained with the occasional fence repair. Keller, TX property owners aren't always willing or able to carry out regular maintenance duties for their boundary structure, and that's okay—sealing is another task that can be left up to your trustworthy Keller handyman. Wood that has already rotted can't be completely returned to its original condition, so replacing the affected material is usually the best choice for wood rot repair. Minor repairs are sometimes possible if the problem is caught early enough, as the rotted parts can be scraped away and filled with epoxy or wood putty, then painted over.
Leaning Fence Repair
When you've got a section of your structure that needs fence repair because it is noticeably leaning to one side or resting on the soil, or a gate that is misaligned and dragging on the ground, the problem is almost always caused by fence posts that have broken off underground or are seriously weakened by rot and can no longer support the weight of the rest of its structure. In some cases, it's because its concrete footing has crumbled apart and your post has no support to remain upright.
The best way to resolve those leaning fence repair issues is to remove your post and footing altogether. We'll then pour a new concrete footing and put the old post back in place if it's in good shape or replace it with a new post if it's not. Once the concrete is fully cured and hardened, we can refill the hole around the post so the footing is hidden from view and reattach rails or the gate to the newly installed post.
Choose Mr. Handyman for Reliable Fence Repair, Keller TX
When they notice signs that a boundary structure is in serious need of capable, experienced fence repair, Keller, TX homeowners can rely on the repair, maintenance, and improvement experts at Mr. Handyman of Keller, Roanoke and Alliance. We are experienced with gate installation, fence installation, and repair, but services for fences aren't all we can do. Our handyman professionals also offer a wide variety of other services for your commercial or residential property, including flooring installation, pressure washing, gutter repair, and much more.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fence Repair
Do I Need a Permit for Keller Fence Repair?
The City of Keller does have municipal regulations in place that govern fence installation, but it's typically not necessary to get a permit for basic fence repair. Keller, TX fence projects that involve replacing more than eight linear feet of an existing structure do, however, need to be permitted. It's also worth noting that fence repair or replacement is required by the city for dilapidated boundary structures. That being said, you as a homeowner don't need to worry about securing those permits. It's our responsibility to make sure all the work we carry out is properly permitted. Our team has plenty of experience with these types of projects in Keller and other nearby parts of Texas, so we know exactly which tasks require permits and will obtain them before we begin so you don't have to concern yourself with the paperwork. Regardless of whether or not a permit is required, you can rely on our team to carry out the work to the highest industry standards of quality and safety.
What Are the Warning Signs That Fence Repair is Necessary?
By this point, you may be wondering if your structure can hang on for a few more seasons or if it needs immediate fence repair. Keller, TX homeowners are often reluctant to call a handyman for what they perceive as a minor repair, but the problem isn't going to go away on its own. Instead, it'll worsen exponentially over time until the deterioration is advanced enough that repair is no longer a viable option and the only choice is a full replacement. You can actually save yourself time, money and a fair bit of stress by getting it taken care of sooner rather than later by a qualified handyman professional.
But what exactly are the signs that show your property needs fence repair? Keller, TX property owners should examine their fence carefully at least once per year by walking along the full length of the structure, on both sides if access is available, looking for some of the common reasons for fence repair such as:
- Rotten, crumbling wood
- Cracked or broken rails, pickets, or slats
- Missing pickets
- Wood that has lost its sealant and looks gray or weathered
- Rust stains or efflorescence
- Crumbling brick mortar or loose bricks
- Wobbly, leaning posts
- Paint peeling off in strips or flaking away
- Sun-faded vinyl
- Broken or squeaky gate hinges
- Damaged or misaligned gate latch
- The gate is hard to open and close
- Warped, loose, or bent chain link panels
It's also possible you may need fence repair or relocation if you've received a notice that your current structure is in violation of municipal regulations or rules put in place by your homeowners' association (HOA). We can help resolve those problems by lowering the height of your fence or moving it back, depending on the nature of the violation.
Should I Get Fence Repair Service or Replace the Whole Structure?
When you're trying to figure out if repair or fence replacement is going to be the most cost-effective choice with the longest-lasting results, the main thing you need to consider is how widespread the damage is. If it's localized to one section or there are just a couple of minor issues here and there like a missing picket or damaged gate latch, Keller fence repair is the right choice. But if a large percentage of the structure is damaged, fence replacement will likely be less costly and produce more satisfactory results in the long run. The general rule of thumb is that if at least 25% of the overall structure has suffered damage, replacement is the best choice. Once we've taken a look in person, we can explain our recommendation for the right way to proceed.
Does Your Property Need Fence Repair? Keller, TX Can Rely On Mr. Handyman
If they are searching for an experienced professional to handle fence repair, Keller, TX residents and those in the surrounding area such as Watauga
or Trophy Club need to look no further than Mr. Handyman of Keller, Roanoke, and Alliance. Get in touch with our friendly customer service representatives at to schedule an appointment at a time that's convenient to you, or to find out more about why we're considered Keller's top choice for dependable handyman services.