There are a lot of considerations that must be made when choosing what material will be used for constructing your fence. Does it suit your home’s look? Does it need to block out wind? One of the most crucial considerations is how much fence maintenance will be needed to keep it both looking great and standing strong now and into the future.
Respond to Weather Issues as Part of Your Fence Maintenance
When you experience strong weather such as thunderstorms, hail and high winds it can be a great idea to inspect your fence after to check for any damage that may have occurred. If it’s a storm season the need to repair any damaged components is dire. Depending on the type of material, continued exposure to the elements can cause further damage.
If you choose to make your fence out of materials such as treated timber, steel or Colorbond then weather will be less of an issue as these materials are built with fierce weather in mind.
Dealing with Rust
Although it has many benefits such as structural integrity and being termite-proof, steel fencing can have a drawback. If you have chosen to go with a steel fence on your property then you may find it can be susceptible to rust. Over time rust will accumulate and reduce the strength of the fence thus reducing its lifespan.
A way you can have the functionality of steel and not have to worry about rust is to build your fence with a product like Colorbond steel. It has a protective coating that resists the elements and is built to last while still looking great.
A Fresh Coat of Paint Can Do Wonders
If you have decided to use natural timber for your fence construction then applying a stain to it can help to seal the wood and improve its resistance to stormy weather. While this is always a great idea you can choose to avoid this by using a treated timber as they are inherently resistant to termites, weather and decay.
It’s a similar story for metal fencing and painting. By placing a coat of paint over your exposed metal materials you give them a layer of protection against the elements which increases their lifespan. If you choose to use Colorbond for your material then you won’t need to paint or maintain the fence nearly as much due to its inbuilt durability.
Talk to Northside About Fence Maintenance
When you choose to engage Northside to supply your fencing materials we will always consider your maintenance preferences. While maintaining a fence can be a simple enough task it’s often just easier to use materials like treated timber or Colorbond steel to save you time down the road and give your fence the best lifespan possible.
If you are concerned about your fence’s condition or would like to know more about choosing the right materials, get in touch with us today and talk to one of our expert contractors about getting the most out of your fence.