What type of annual fence maintenance should I do?

Your fence is an important extension of your home, as it provides privacy, safety for your pets and children. Your fence takes quite a beating over the winter. It is continually exposed to wind, rain and snow, not to mention freeze-thaw cycles. If you see any damage or decay it should be repaired promptly.

Here are a few steps to consider for maintenance on your fence: inspect your fence annually for wood cracks, broken posts and rot; make any needed repairs; clean your fence to remove all the dirt from the surface; and, add a fresh coat of paint/stain to make it look like new.

For fence repair and maintenance, keep in mind these helpful hints from the deck repair experts at Mr. Handyman. Next week we will feature additional insights on inspecting your fence’s safety.