May 02 2022
Seasonal fence protection ideas are always welcome. Who doesn’t like to be reminded that it is time to clean the ornamental fence, or maybe it is time to look at the stain on the fence around the yard? Fence protection is vital for the long life of your fence, including commercial, ranch, and home fence designs.
At Fence Armor® we are all about fence protection, and the more seasonal fence protection ideas the better, as far as we are concerned. Our team is always looking at ways to improve or add to our fence protection products. Over the years, our products have consistently proven to be the best, but we know that a few friendly reminders from time to time help too.
Included on our list of friendly reminders of seasonal fence protection ideas is:
- Always add the Post Guards before grass cutting season
- Postsaver® sleeves go on before you build the fence
- Add the stain and seal before the summer
- Repair all winter storm damage now
- A good clean is another seasonal fence protection idea
Let’s take a closer look at each point.
Always add the Post Guards before grass cutting season
Have you seen the damage caused by grass trimmers and even mowers that come too close to a fence post? The cuts, nicks, and slices take the protective outer layer off a wood fence and let in moisture and termites. A vinyl fence post may break after a season of attacks from the trimmer.
Installing Fence Armor® Post Guards on all fence posts is a must for grass cutting season. Made from North American stainless steel, the Post Guards will not rust, snap or buckle under pressure. Fence Armor® Posts Guards are simple to install and all you need is to choose the correct size for your posts.
Postsaver® Sleeves go on before you build the fence
Spring and summer are often peak fence-building seasons for people. Installing a fence or two becomes an obvious project as they get the yard ready for the longer evenings and summer parties. Before putting a post in the ground, it is vital to add the fence protection of our Postsaver® Sleeves.
Fence Armor Postsaver® Sleeves are sealed onto the posts using a heat gun. They immediately form a protective barrier around the fence posts at the crucial ground line area. Postsaver® Sleeves are air and watertight and, once in place, will protect the posts from disease and moisture for many years.
Add the stain and seal before the summer
If your wood fence is in need of a coat of stain and seal product, then the time to do it could be now. You can choose to bring out the wood grain or even add a hint of another color too. Not only will the wood look great, but the extra layer of fence protection is vital for the sunny summer months.
The constant summer sun will dry out a wood fence. UV rays do a lot of damage to an unprotected fence, and without the natural oils, a post or rail is open to rot. At Fence Armor® we recommend Stain & Seal Experts products for all wood fence protection projects, and they will not let you down.
Repair all winter damage now
Every fence comes under extra pressure during the winter months. The heavy rain, constant freezing snow, and high winds take their toll on any structure. What you need to do is get out there and do an old-fashioned fence inspection and check the posts, rails, and joins for damage and weaknesses.
You need to take your tool kit with you too. Repair all damage on the spot; otherwise, you will forget it until the damage gets worse. Many areas get bad summer storms too, and a weak fence could easily collapse when you least expect it. If the damage is very bad, call in a professional contractor.
A good clean is another seasonal fence protection idea
It may not be obvious, but every fence will need a good clean from time to time. The beginning of summer is as good a time as any, and you may be doing a lot of good to your fence too. The cold, dark and damp winter and spring months are ideal for mold or fungi to get a hold on a wood or vinyl fence.
Time to bring out the power washer. An ornamental fence will also need a clean, so don’t forget it as part of the maintenance plan. Make sure you get into all the corners and joints and remove all the winter debris. When finished, you may need to give the fence a check for any hidden damage.
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At Fence Armor® we have plenty of seasonal fence protection ideas. Every fence needs maintenance, and you should stick to a seasonal schedule. Ask our experts for advice. Call us today for all your fence protection needs.
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