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Four Signs Your Fence Needs a Little TLC from Dripping Springs’ Fence Experts

If you're a homeowner, listen up! One of our preferred advertisers, Freedom Fence and Gates has valuable advice about residential fences. Check out their blog below for all the important details.

In Central Texas, wooden fences are a popular and beautiful addition to any property, but they require maintenance and occasional repairs to keep them looking good and functioning properly. In fact, according to IBISWorld, the fence construction industry employs over 330,000 people in the US alone as of 2023, so there’s plenty of work for us all! Fortunately, fence repair doesn't have to be a daunting task when you hire experts like those on our team at Freedom Fence and Gates. Here are four of the most common signs we often see in fences that need repairs.

Splintering Wood Slats

Wood splintering not only looks unsightly, but it's also a sign of wood breakdown. These splinters can hurt children and animals, and they can eventually lead to the loss of boards and other fence issues. Therefore, it's essential to repair these sections promptly.

Wood Sections that are Discolored

If there are sections of your fence that are a different color from the rest, particularly darker, it could indicate moisture issues. This moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can cause further damage to your fence. Therefore, it's crucial to replace these boards as soon as you notice the problem. A fencing repair professional can help you identify the cause of the discoloration and provide solutions.

Fencing Sections that Lean

A properly installed wooden fence should stand straight and tall without any curvature or leaning. If you notice any lean in your fence sections, it could be due to damaged posts. However, this is a relatively easy fix that can be quickly resolved by a fencing repair professional. Repairing your fence can be a cost-effective alternative to replacing it entirely, especially if you're on a budget.

Missing Boards or Slats with Holes

If you notice broken or missing boards or holes in your fence, it's a clear sign that you need some board replacements for your fence repair. This simple repair not only extends the life of your fence but also helps improve its security. However, if you consistently see new holes or broken pieces, it could indicate animal damage. In that case, it's best to call a professional to fix the problem and prevent further damage.

Regularly inspecting your fence and addressing any issues promptly can help you avoid bigger and more costly repairs in the future. If you believe your fence needs repair, don't hesitate to call a professional. At Freedom Fence and Gates, we're happy to discuss your options and schedule an appointment for exceptional fence repair services.

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