Luckily for us Floridians, we rarely experience the extreme natural hazards that the rest of the country goes through in winter. We typically only have a few overnight freezes and some cooler temps, but rarely any snow or storms that pass after hurricane season. However, this doesn’t mean that your fence is exempt from some winterization measures.
Humidity, temperature, and frequency of rain can all affect the conditions of your fence in the wintertime. Wood fences are especially prone to deterioration in the winter, so it helps to follow a few simple steps to protect your fence through all seasons.
If you don’t winterize your fence, not only will your curb appeal go down but you could be looking at expensive repairs come springtime. To avoid these costly repairs and keep your fence looking brand-new, follow these three steps:
Before the weather gets too cold, check your fenceline for common signs of deterioration. Wood fences may have experienced water damage during the rainy season, while aluminum and vinyl fences may have been stained or chipped when cutting the grass in summer. A five-minute visual inspection is all that is needed to address serious concerns.
If your fence needs any serious repairs – such as replacing water-damaged boards or filling in scrapes on the exterior – contact your FloriFence team for help. We can provide minor fence repairs ourselves or can guide you in the right direction for simple DIY solutions.
After the long summer, paint on wood fencing can begin to look faded. Revitalize your fence with a fresh coat of paint or wood stain to make it look newer and protect it from winter decay or rust.
FloriFence is here for all of your fence repair or replacement needs. If you need help winterizing this year, contact your local FloriFence offices today!