How Do You Know It’s Time to Replace Your Fence?

Like building structures, a fence also gets worn out and needs to be replaced. Sometimes you can repair your old fence instead of replacing it with a new one. However, when your fence is too old and is on the verge of collapsing, you need to replace it.

Time to replace your damaged fence

Here are some of the signs that indicate you need to replace your fence:

  • Decay or Damage of Wood Wood fences are no doubt beautiful, but after a while they will start to decay, especially poor quality wooden fences. Although wood fences have a shorter lifespan than other types of fences, they are cheaper and easier to install and repair.

  • Change in Your Needs It could be a business need where you have added more trucks to your business. Maybe you got a larger dog for your house. What you need is a new fence to protect your family, property and assets.

  • Sale of House If you want to sell your house, changing your fence would be the best option. A high quality fence increases the resale value and enhances the look of your property. If the property appears attractive, there is a good chance of more potential buyers.

  • Fence Repair Cost Is Huge Repairs should be considered when the fence is in pretty good condition or has minor damages. But if the fence has become too fragile, changing it would be the best option. A repair might save you some money, but in the long run, a new fence would be more helpful and would be a better investment. It will definitely add to the security and the look of your home.

  • Damaged by an Accident If your fence has been hit by a storm, falling tree, vehicle or other natural forces, it can cause significant damages which can be beyond repairs. In this case, you need to replace your fence as soon as possible.

  • Loose Connections and Fasteners Fence panels and boards are held together with the help of nails, screws, and fasteners. These can become loose and even fall out over time due to wind, heat, moisture, ice, or rust. Rot or decay can cause the fasteners to break themselves apart. All these indicate your fence has to be replaced.

  • Missing or Broken Panels Missing or broken panels are common in fences that have been worn out due to age and extreme weather conditions and left untreated for long. Missing or cracked panels pose a great security risk, so replacing the fence is important to ensure safety and security.

It’s time to replace your old fence with a new and stronger one whenever you come across these situations. Need help replacing your old fence? Contact us at (562) 697-4216!

Also Read: 5 Easy Tips to Take Care of Your Chain Link Fence

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading chain link fence company in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.