In central Texas, bad weather can happen in an instant. Suddenly, your life can get nasty very quickly, turning a simple errand down the road into a nightmare of epic proportions. This could force you to look for shelter in order to wait out the rain. If you’ve had to deal with this before, you know the damage it can cause.
If rain is particularly powerful, it can affect your fence. When dealing with fence installation, many Texas companies don’t prepare for heavy storms. This can be harmful when wet weather washes over your home. This could also completely ruin your fence, leaving your home open to undesirable outside elements.
Before water damage comes for you, you need to know how to protect your fence. Severe rain and thunderstorms could absolutely wreck your fence. With the right knowledge, you can have the tools to spot damage. This can allow you to call your fence repair company and let them know you need help.
Water Damage in Your Fence
When talking about damage caused by water, it’s important to realize there are no two similar damage patterns. This variety can also cause a lot of ways damage can happen. As fence repair technicians, we have been able to spot similar patterns on job sites. By letting you know what the most common water damage is, you should know what to look for on your fence.
Too much water can create a breeding ground for dangerous elements. One particularly dangerous element is mold. While it seems non-intrusive, mold can actually be a tremendous hazard for those that do not prepare. For fence, mold can be the first sign of truly bad things to come. If mold is not addressed immediately, then you may be worrying about a lot more down the line.
Mold can be a severe allergen. Anything with mold creates a hazard for those with those allergies. It can cause flare-ups, incapacitating some and forcing them to stop whatever they’re doing in order to address their condition. In some rare cases, mold can cause devastating respiratory damage, infiltrating its way into the body.
While those are the most dramatic cases, mold is rarely welcome. This is especially true on a fence. By addressing mold as quickly as possible, you are guaranteeing a clean and healthy fence. Healthy fences do not require fence repair efforts, which saves you time. With a simple washrag, you can clean up the mold. It’s a simple fix for a complex problem.
With gale force winds, insect invasion, and simple soil saturation, your fence’s rigid structure may suddenly not be enough. It may start to give way, slowly tipping over until it has finally given up. Even the most rigid of installation projects are nothing next to the power of Mother Nature spraying forceful storms at your entire home. If your fence has fallen down, it needs to get repaired quickly.
With a fallen fence, the most obvious problem is compromised security. Though many are decorative, fences can also provide actual protection from outside elements. Any animals which may be roaming the streets are now welcome to step inside.. This invitation could wreak havoc to your yard, your home, and maybe even your family.
A fallen fence also wreaks havoc just by falling down. If it was held in by heavy duty materials such as cement, it could uproot posts and anchors. These uprootings ruin the yard, which also ruin the fence entirely. This would require a significant amount of repair. One would need a serious retrofit of the previously existing structure in order to get the fence back up.
If thunderstorms are particularly severe, the structural integrity of your fence may be affected. Each fence is built with a certain amount of strength inherent in the materials. No matter how much they are reinforced, sometimes you just can’t avoid an act of God. With freakishly forceful wind, your fence may become very damaged very quickly.
A compromised fence may not be outwardly damaged either. If it’s made of an organic material, mold could force its way inside. This could ruin the interior, making it structurally unsound. Once this happens, it could be a matter of time before it eventually gives way and buckles under its own pressure.
Additionally, a compromised structure could invite insects in. Even non-wood materials can fall victim to this. Infestation only requires one small opening. This invites many different kinds of insect to crawl inside and create a nest. If your fence begins housing these pesky nuisances, your fence will most definitely fall down. It would only be a matter of when.
Severe thunderstorms and rain could also completely destroy a fence. One day you may see your fence and the next day it could be totally eradicated. If this is the case, you have an incredibly difficult road ahead of you. Where once there was something there protecting your yard, you now have nothing to keep outside elements out.
This would require more than a simple repair. In this case, it would require an extensive fence installation. Your team would need to identify any structures which may be left inside the ground. They may need to be uprooted and done completely from scratch. Hopefully, a new structure could be grafted on top of any remnants of structure. When complete destruction of a fence happens, there really is very little that can be predicted.
With any of these damaging elements, you are forced to make big decisions. If your fence has been compromised by water damage and you need help, don’t wait. Ranchers Fencing specializes in fence repair of any kind. Whether you have a wood, iron, or another kind of fence, we can work with you to provide the options you need. Above all, we want to make sure your fence doesn’t succumb to nasty water damage ever again.