Your fence serves a vital purpose for your home or business. It provides security, privacy, refinement, and a boundary for your property lines. When your fence gets damaged or broken, all of this is compromised. With our help, you won’t be burdened by a weakened fence for long! We have some of the best technicians for fence repair services at our Austin fence company.
Every fence suffers from wear and tear after a while. Severe storms are a common culprit, but sometimes accidents happen as well. A car could accidentally back into your fence. Children and animals can cause damage by attempting to climb on it. If you notice your fence is damaged, don’t wait around for a tiny problem to turn into a big problem.
Although your first instinct might be to try and fix the problem yourself, this can actually be quite hazardous. Without a professional, your repair could be more expensive and time-consuming, not to mention more dangerous. Our workers have years of experience repairing fences, so we can easily identify the issue. Whether it’s a minor issue or something major, we can tackle it.
Steel Fence Posts
We are wood fence repair experts. If we install your fence, you’ll see we build a quality fence that prevents the need for constant repairs. Many fence repair companies in Austin use landscape timbers in their fence or gate construction. This is great when you’re making small fences that line bushes and gardens. However, these kinds of posts simply don’t have the strength to support a full fence. When wind speeds get fast or weather becomes nasty, the wooden posts can be easily pushed over or snapped. This becomes a problem quickly.
When Ranchers Fencing creates posts, we use galvanized steel fence posts. These steel fence posts can hold up against strong Texas winds. They also last longer than most wooden posts. While other posts may be hurt by moisture, galvanized steel posts can stand the test of time.
Wooden Fence Posts
Steel posts can stand out in terms of quality and strength. While that’s great, it can also stick out like a sore thumb. If the look of your fence is going for something far more natural, you need something that can match the look you need.
This is where our pressure-treated wooden fence posts come in. These fence posts, measuring four inches by four inches (4”x4”), are fortified by a blend of processes to make the wood stronger.
During these tests, the wood is severely stressed through pressure and vacuum conditions. This makes the wood compress down. The more it compresses, the more the post is protected from outside materials. The final product is virtually immune to termites, fungus, and more.
Fence Repair Tips and Tricks
One of the biggest reasons fence repair is needed is wood rot. The elements affect the wood within the fence, degrading the quality of the lumber. This could require not only repair, but a potential fence replacement as well. Excessive amounts of soil promotes this, which is why any dirt needs to be removed from the bottom of a fence line.
Additionally, remove anything that might cause more damage. Large rocks, weeds, and anything that could be viewed as intrusive should be eliminated. Instead of letting these items be invasive to your fence, get rid of them before they even have the chance.
Check Your Fence Regularly
While this might sound strange, this is going to save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Instead of having to get your fence repaired or replaced, you may be able to do something far less costly in order to improve your fence.
Termites and various insects often infest fences. By checking the fences regularly, you can call an exterminator, who will take care of those pesky threats. Also, by checking the integrity of your posts and fences, you can spot the problem areas faster. Loose fence posts could be temporarily fortified with chicken wire. That way, your posts stay up until our fence repair technicians can fix it.
Keep Your Fence Clean
It’s very important to keep your fence clean. That’s why we suggest regularly cleaning it. By cleaning your fence, you are preventing further damage from elemental erosion or other hazardous conditions.
We suggest thoroughly cleaning the fence using soap and water. The soap will really get the deep grime, allowing the water to do the rest. The deeper the clean, the stronger your fence will be. The stronger the fence, the longer it lasts.
Place Your Fence in a Good Spot
Surprisingly, this one gets ignored sometimes. Many people simply think about the aesthetic choice of a fence in a yard. A fence provides a function, which is to keep your property private. When thinking about function, do you really want to jeopardize that property by placing your fence right against a road?
Instead, put some thought about where your fence would be most effective. Place your fence farther away from risky spots, such as driveways, roads, or close to wilderness. Prime placement avoids most of the fence repair work you’d need, which helps you in the long run.