Know the materials – fences that are wooden will be far more susceptible to changes in moisture and temperature than PVC, vinyl or chain link. These fences can be treated to be less sensitive over the winter, and once they get wet there is a much longer period over which they can dry out in the winter. Use a stain or waterproofing chemical that will keep your fence dry and free of mold or rot.
Clean around the posts – any kind of fence needs strong earth and a dependable foundation in order to stay standing. During winter, frost and snowfall can cause the ground around your fence to shift, move or weaken the dirt and make the fence sag or even fall over. When you are having a fence installation in Westwood, the posts should be buried an average of three feet where they are immune to the effects of topical climate changes.
Recognize problem areas – falling limbs and trees can damage a perfectly strong fence in a winter storm. Look at the surrounding trees and limbs in your yard to try and identify what might be a hazard during a snowstorm. If you can have a service reduce these risks, your fence will be unaffected.
Using these winter fencing tips, you can stay comfortable in your home all season and know that when spring thaws come, things will be as they should. Contact our fencing experts to learn more about fence installation in Westwood NJ.
Challenger Fence Inc
53 Kentucky Ave
Paterson, NJ 07503