In the colder months, we need our coats and gloves! As for our fences, they may benefit from a little protection as well. Don’t know where to start? New to fence ownership? We’ve got your back! Use these tips for winterizing your fence to make the job as simple as possible.
Types of fences
When it comes to winterizing your aluminum fence, you should:
- Wash and clean your fence;
- Repaint it to provide a protective layer against winter elements;
- Repair damaged features, such as railings and knobs; and
- Address broken posts or bent frames to position them to withstand winter weather.
Good news: if you have a vinyl fence, they tend to require very little work for winterization. As you prepare this fence for the colder months, you should:
- Make sure all components are still in place—and contact us if not;
- Clean it thoroughly; and
- Inspect it for mold. You can power wash your fence if you find anything. Just remember to operate all power tools carefully—and never ever point a pressure washer at a person.
- Inspect it thoroughly, making note of which areas require repairs;
- Carry out those repairs, such as getting rid of rotten, warped, or falling apart sections, as well as applying wood putty in cosmetic gaps;
- Wash the fence; and
- Consider painting, sealing, or restaining it once it dries.
If you don’t have the time to invest into these tasks, call a professional for help.
Hot chocolate, holiday movies, and eggnog—they’re closer than ever. Once you get those chores out of the way, you can go back to enjoying all the seasonal fun! All you need to do? Follow our tips for winterizing your fence.