What Time of Year Is the Best Time to Replace a Yard Fence?
Is there a good time of year to replace a yard fence? After all, you have invested good money over the years building the fence and keeping it maintained. The expense and time involved would put many people off replacing the yard fence unless it was really in trouble.
At Fence Armor® we often get calls from people asking about replacing a yard fence. When is the best time to replace a yard fence? Should I start now, or is it best to leave it until spring? Who needs a fence anyway? The last question is a joke, but you’d be surprised what people will ask when thinking about replacing a yard fence. To help our great customers, we put together a few points from the questions we got and a few of our own.
Included on our list of the best time of year to replace a yard fence is:
- Avoid the harsh winter weather
- Replace a yard fence in late spring or early summer
- Take a look at the weather channel
Let’s take a closer look at each point.
Avoid the harsh winter weather
Winter is a tough time of year. The ground is cold, often frozen solid, and it is very difficult to dig through it. Winter is the time of wind, snow, and ice, and it is not nice to be out working in that kind of weather.
Early spring may not be much better than the winter months. In many districts, the soil is still frozen, and you may not find out how badly frozen until you go down a couple of inches. Spring and fall will see a lot of rainfall, making the soil difficult to work with when installing fence posts. The spring thaw has been known to ruin many attempts to replace a yard fence. Fall is also the time of turning weather. The wind will pick up, and the snows and frosts will begin to settle on the land.
Replacing a yard fence in harsh weather is not a good idea. Holes will fill with rainwater, and even concrete will not set properly if the temperatures are too low. When you replace a yard fence in harsh weather, you are only asking for trouble.
Replace a yard fence in late spring or early summer
We always advise our customers to replace a yard fence in late spring or early summer. By the late spring, the soil should be defrosted, and the air temperature will be on the rise. The winds will have dried out the land and make it easier to work outdoors.
Early summer is the ideal time for replacing a yard fence. Everything should be just about right, and you will not get a better time to replace a yard fence. The family and contractors will enjoy working outdoors, and the work will go easier and be hassle-free. Your soil will be just right for digging holes, and concrete will set perfectly.
Replacing a yard fence in the right weather conditions will give it a long life, with fewer problems in the years to come.
Take a look at the weather channel or your phone
Always be prepared, as all the wise men and women of the world will tell you. It is not any different when replacing a yard fence. We are lucky today to have many weather services at our fingertips, and we should use them when planning to replace a yard fence.
Take a look at the weather channel or the app on your phone or tablet when planning. If you see a window of dry weather on the horizon, then go for it. You will need a few days to replace a yard fence, so make sure you are ready to go when the time comes.
A fence supply agent may give you a reasonable price on materials if you order in advance or at the right time of year. Ask Fence Armor® for any advice and plan to replace a yard fence when the time is right.
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At Fence Armor® we know a lot about replacing a yard fence. When you replace a yard fence, you should only do so in the late spring or early summer. Ask our experts for advice. Call us today for all your fence post protection needs.
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