Oklahoma City Fence Repair
Maybe your fence is there to look pretty and boost the curb appeal of your property. Maybe it's there to keep out would-be trespassers or keep small children and dogs safely contained in your yard. Maybe it serves all of those purposes at once. But whatever the reason it was installed in the first place, your boundary structure can't do the job it was intended to do when it deteriorates or suffers sudden damage and needs experienced Oklahoma City fence repair services.
If a fence is in rough shape and could really use some help from anOklahoma City handyman who is experienced with fence repair, OKC homeowners and business owners can count on the reliable team of repair professionals at Mr. Handyman of North Oklahoma City and Edmond. We have decades of combined experience with repair, maintenance, installation and improvement tasks such as fence repair, so we know precisely what needs to be done to restore your boundary structure to safe, sturdy, appealing condition.
Our Expert Oklahoma City Fence Repair Services
Fences are, admittedly, rather simple structures, especially when you compare them to elaborate constructions like a house or even a deck. That relative simplicity sometimes causes people to assume that Oklahoma City fence repair will be an easy task that anyone could handle on their own without experience or specialized tools. While that's sometimes the case for certain types of fence repair, OKC homeowners sometimes get started on a DIY repair and realize it requires more expertise than they originally suspected.
Regardless of the issue affecting your structure, our experienced handyman team has the skill to assess the nature and extent of the damage, come up with the right Oklahoma City fence repair strategy, and complete the work efficiently without cutting corners. It's important to us that the results of our work not only look good, but are also done correctly so they'll be long-lasting and serve your household well for years to come. Some of the many OKC fence repair services we can take care of for you are:
- Replacing missing or broken slats, pickets and rails
- Fixing sagging or warped chain link fence panels
- Removing rust and corrosion from metal fences
- Repairing cracks or holes in vinyl fencing material
- Fence gate repair for misaligned, broken or sagging gates
- Replacing a broken or rusted gate latch
- Painting vinyl that has faded from exposure to direct sunlight
Leaning Fence Repair
Is a section of your structure noticeably leaning to one side or sagging downward to make contact with the ground? Or, do you have a gate that no longer opens or closes properly or has a misaligned latch because a gate post is leaning? These types of issues usually happen because a fence post has broken off underground (often due to wood rot or a sudden impact) or because the buried concrete footing has crumbled apart and can no longer hold the post upright. We'll handle this Oklahoma City fence repair problem by removing the old post and footing, repairing or deepening the hole if necessary, putting a new post in place and pouring the concrete footing in. Once the concrete has fully cured and hardened, we can fill in soil on top and attach rails or the gate to the new post.
Let Mr. Handyman Tackle Your Fence Repair, OKC Homeowners
If your boundary structure is in bad condition or you've noticed a few minor problems and want to get them corrected before they turn into major problems, count on the team at Mr. Handyman of North Oklahoma City and Edmond for dependable, experienced, professional fence repair. OKC homeowners and business owners can also rely on our experienced handymen to take care of a wide range of other services, includingdrywall repair,ceiling fan installation,window replacement,gutter cleaning and much more.
Frequently Asked Oklahoma City Fence Repair Questions
What Are the Warning Signs That I Need Fence Repair?
Not sure if your structure is basically alright or could really use professional fence repair? OKC homeowners should inspect their fence every so often by walking along the full length—on either side, if they have the access to do so—and examining it carefully for signs of damage and deterioration. Potential warning signs include:
- Broken or cracked timber
- Rotten wood
- Weathered, splintery wood
- Missing slats or pickets
- Peeling paint
- Rust or efflorescence
- Wobbly or leaning fence posts
- Warped or loose chain link panels
- Rails or slats are touching soil
- Faded vinyl from sun exposure
- Broken hinges or latches on gate
Why is Wood Fencing Prone to Rotting?
Wood fences are one of the most common types in OKC, so it makes perfect sense that our Oklahoma City fence repair experts are often called to deal with wood rot repair. Boundary structures that are made of timber are especially vulnerable to wood rot because it's a type of decay that only affects wood with a high moisture content, above 20% or so. Your fence is out there all on it's own at the edge of your property, probably without much to shelter it, so it tends to absorb water from rain, snow and humidity without getting much chance to dry out.
Wood rot causes timber to soften and crumble apart which, needless to say, creates some major structural problems. The earlier it can be caught and corrected, the better—but there's no way to completely restore rotted wood to its former condition. That's why our Oklahoma City fence repair professionals typically choose to replace rotted pieces with new, fresh wood. But if the damage is small, we may be able to fix it by scraping out the rotten wood and filling the gaps with epoxy, then painting over it.
Is Fence Repair or Replacement the Better Choice?
When pondering whether to get an entirely new installation or just fence repair, OKC homeowners are often not sure what the best option is for their particular property. In situations where the damage is not too severe or widespread, Oklahoma City fence repair is the best choice because we can handle damaged areas and restore the overall structure to great shape. However, homeowners should understand that there are some situations where a complete replacement is actually the better, more cost-effective choice because it would be less costly than many time-consuming repairs and the results would be longer-lasting and more attractive.
Some signs that replacement is the best option are:
- More than about 25 percent of the whole structure has noticeable signs of damage
- Significant, sudden impact damage from a vehicle or something similar
- Infestation of destructive insects such as termites
- Material is aged and doesn't look its best anymore
Do I Have to Get a Permit for Oklahoma City Fence Repair?
According to Oklahoma City Development Services, "a fence permit is required to construct, erect, install, alter, or repair a fence on your property." That being said, some minor repairs don't actually require a permit. But if we're replacing a section or altering the structure in some way during your Oklahoma City fence repair, a permit is likely going to be necessary. If a contractor such as your local Oklahoma City handyman is hired to carry out the repair, they are required to obtain the permit. We've completed dozens of similar projects in this area, so we know exactly which type of work requires a permit and will ensure we have it in place before we begin work.
On that note, local property owners can always rest assured that our work will be in full compliance with all state and municipal building regulations. We value a safe workplace and long-lasting results, but we also want to make sure that you won't be slapped with a fine for non-compliance or be forced to have the work redone to avoid a fine.
What's the Best Way to Maintain My Structure and Avoid Needing Fence Repair?
If you're looking for ways to keep your structure in great condition for longer, the answer is to invest in regular fence maintenance. That involves steps such as:
- Clearing away weeds and soil buildup from under the structure
- Watching for signs of impending water damage, such as peeling paint
- Refinishing wooden structures every few years with sealant
- Regular inspections to check for signs of damage and deterioration
- Occasional pressure washing to remove dirt, algae, moss, and other destructive substances
Call Your Local, Trusted Handyman for Oklahoma City Fence Repair
If you're searching for a capable professional to tackle fence repair in OKC or other nearby areas such asThe Village, Bethany or Mustang, look no further than the reliable team of experts at Mr. Handyman of North Oklahoma City and Edmond. You can reach our friendly customer service staff at (405) 584-6279 to book a convenient time for a service appointment, or to get all your questions about our reliable handyman services answered quickly and easily.