Fence Repairs You Can Do Yourself

  • By Clean Cut Fence
  • 02 Jan, 2014

Your fence adds beauty and value to your home, but you must maintain it in order to keep those elements true. Problems like damaged panels from warping, cracking, rotting, or loosening can take away from the beauty and value. Damaged posts can also inhibit the beauty by bending the fence, making it lean, or even loosening individual panels or pickets. Even something as simple as a picket can take away from the fence’s appeal. Here are some helpful tips to keeping that fence looking great all year round.

Panel Problems

Panels can warp, loosen, crack, and even break from human accidents or just human nature. Replacement panels are a good idea if your panel is really damaged. Most home improvement stores and fence installers  carry replacement panels. You can simply pry off the old panel from the post or unscrew it if screws were used and then place the new panel onto the post. Aside from that, if the panel just looks aged or weathered, you can simply repaint or restain it to bring it back to life.

Picket Problems

A panel may look great, except for just a couple of pickets. In this case, you can simply replace individual pickets to maintain the fence’s appeal. The only drawback with this option is that it may be hard to find pickets that match in both shape and appearance. An old fence may stand out with a fresh, new picket that doesn’t look the same color or tone to the wood panel itself. However, a painted fence will be easier to blend in by simply painting it to the same color. The picket option is an easier fix and they can simply get nailed onto the cross beams or vertical boards of the fence panel with nails.

Fence Post Troubles

A fence may in great shape, but leaning or trying to support itself on damaged posts. Posts act as the main support of a fence and the panels depend on them to stay upright. A post can get damaged by rotting, cracking, warping, or simply breaking off from human accidents or Mother Nature. In other cases, the soil may be to blame from water buildup that runs the soil away or captures a puddle in the post area. You can easily find replacement posts at most home improvement stores and fence install suppliers. If the post if snapped, you can also purchase post support brackets that wrap around a broken or weak post to maintain its stability and support capabilities.
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