While your fence is there to protect you, ironically you must also protect your fence - if you want it to live a long and productive life. Ignoring your fence or failing to maintain it can reduce its useful life by many years - costing you unnecessary money to replace it.
Below are a few common things to watch out for that can damage your fence.
There is plenty of large wildlife in Georgia that can damage a fence. Bears, coyotes, raccoons, deer, wild hogs, and more populate many areas of Georgia, and with them comes the possibility of a surprise visit. Nobody knows exactly what to do when a bear strolls into their neighborhood. Having a good strong fence certainly doesnâ€™t hurt!
People who have fenced their houses can expect greater security from large wildlife, but the aftermath of a cranky bear could mean broken planks or unsightly scratch marks all over the panels of your fence. Thatâ€™s what the fence is there for, to be the scratching post instead of you or your family members.
A good way to avoid this is to apply some form of animal repellent to the fence. This can be anything from industrial strength chemical repellents to spraying your fence with white vinegar. Animals that find your fence repulsive arenâ€™t going to make a scratching post out of it. This applies to the more common nuisances, such as raccoons, as well!
Our customers in Savannah, Georgia love our aluminum fences because they are durable. Aluminum is one of the sturdiest and most durable fencing materials that we provide.
Our fences can hold up against the worst wind and weather conditions while taking almost no wear and tear or becoming damaged. That is exactly what makes aluminum fencing ideal for your pool or home.
Storms can be wild and unpredictable. Have you noticed how hard it rains in Savannah and the surrounding area? Sometimes the storms come up on us quickly. This element of uncertainty makes for a difficult time preparing for every situation as it comes up, but there are things that can be done to bolster your fence year-round and on a day-to-day basis.
Heavy winds have been known to knock some fences over, or even uproot them from the ground. To prevent this, have a foundation of cement poured with the base of the planks. Dirt makes for a good stabilizing element. Cement makes for a great one.
You can also place bricks of some heavy material behind the fence to serve as a brace against the heavy winds. Moisture-resistant paints and primers can help prevent rainfall from turning into rot. A big thing to remember is to prune the trees around your fence, as harsh weather conditions can spell for a tree limb falling and smashing into your fence.
Choosing a high-quality fence is, of course, another huge factor. Saving a few dollars up front is rarely worth it in the long run. That is why we install some of the highest-quality fencing you can buy. Talk to one of our fencing experts to see how you can avoid costly mistakes.
Protect your wallet while you also protect your fence!
If you want to be sure that your new fence is installed correctly, give us a call. We'll come out and do a site inspection to provide an accurate estimate. If you do have neighbors, we recommend notifying them before starting on this project so that they can plan accordingly. Also, warning them can help prevent any potential disputes over property lines and other concerns.We offer a variety of residential and commercial fencing services, as well as deck services. We strive for the highest level of customer satisfaction through our quality products and installation services. Give us a call at (912) 748-1907 or visit our website at jdhdecksandfences.com to request a free estimate today.
JDH has been family-owned & operated, and working to serve our customers in the region for many years. We have an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality and affordable aluminum, vinyl, wood and chain-link residential and commercial fences. If you have any questions or are ready to get started with your own fence, contact us today.
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30 Bryce Industrial Dr.,
Savannah, GA 31405
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