Heavy rains and winds may break boards or cause sections of a fence to fall. Automobile accidents may bend or break your home fence. Sun, rain, and freezing weather cause some fencing materials to wear down over time. That’s where fence repair comes in.
We, at Peoria Fencing Experts, repair all types of fences, including wood, chain link, wrought iron, and vinyl, as well as decks, railings, patio pavers, gates, and irrigation systems.
Fence Repair or Fence Replacement?
If enough of your building fence is damaged, it may be simpler and cheaper to replace it. Extensive damage from storms or natural disasters, for example, may cause enough damage to require replacement. Additionally, if you wait too long to install necessary fence repairs, minimal damage may turn into lasting structural weaknesses.
It is also worth considering how much value a new fence would add to your home.
Short-term and Long-term Damage
The most damage comes in the form of storms and natural disasters. Violent summer thunderstorms and heavy winter snows often topple trees and utility poles, which can subsequently damage your fencing. Unforeseen events such as car accidents can also wreak havoc on your fencing.
Long-term fence damage caused by exposure to the elements or overuse is less noticeable but is just as harmful. Wood fences are susceptible to wood rot, discoloring, and broken or loose slats, while chain link and wrought iron fences are vulnerable to rust.
Wood Fence Repair
Wood fences have a range of advantages, from their lower cost to the strength and privacy they provide. Wood fences others have installed, however, are more vulnerable to some types of damage than some other fencing. Wood rot, a form of decay triggered by moisture and fungi, can cause wood fences to become structurally weak and eventually fall apart. Termites are a less common but equally damaging invader that eats wood fences from the inside out.
Exposure to sun, rain, and freezing weather can also cause wood slats to sag, bend, twist, or appear discolored and gray. A good cleaning and staining may be all that is needed to make your fence look as good as new.
If more than 20 percent of your fence boards are in a state of disrepair, though, it is probably time to replace your fence. It is a good idea to weigh the costs and benefits of a large-scale repair against total replacement with a professional fencing expert.
Chain Link Fence Repair
Chain link fences are durable, but eventually, they may start to rust, if you have had a different fence company install it. If the rust is limited to 10 to 15 percent of the fence, it is probably worth removing and replacing the rusted sections.
Wrought Iron Fence Repair
Wrought iron is strong and durable, but it is still vulnerable to damage under the right circumstances. And if parts of a wrought iron fence are damaged, they are not easily repaired.
Vinyl Fence Repair
Vinyl fencing is known for its durability and longevity. Unlike wood, vinyl is a synthetic material that is not vulnerable to rot or termites. It is also more resilient to the elements.
Whether your damaged fence is of vinyl, wood, chain link, or wrought iron, we can make your fence as strong and appealing as it was the day you bought it.
Our team of qualified experts is still eager to help get you the fence repair service you need. Give us a call today for a free estimate