Telltale Signs You Need a New Fence From Your Denver Landscaping Team

June 24, 2020

Your fence around your property is what gives you privacy and keeps your kids and pets safe. The right fence can even make your Denver landscaping look more pristine and intentional. While they’re built to last, they’ll eventually need to be replaced. If you’re not sure what to look for, you’re not alone. Here are a few signs that your fence is in need of a full replacement, not just a repair.

The Fence Is Sagging
When your fence is in good condition, it should sit level along your property line. The boards and panels should be even and sturdy even under the weight of snow. If you notice that your fence is starting to sag in places or boards are starting to curl, it’s time to replace your fence. Remember, if one part of your fence is starting to show its age, the rest will soon follow. While routine repairs and maintenance will help you put off the replacement for a while, it won’t prevent it forever. 

Your Boards Are Insect-Damaged
Unless you have durable vinyl fencing, your fence will likely be vulnerable to insect damage. Take a look along the fence line and inspect the boards up close. Look for signs of tunnels, burrows, and wood rot that could indicate insects have found their way inside. If you notice any, it may be time to replace your fence. Leaving the damaged wood in place puts your entire fence at risk for damage due to those seasonal high winds. 

It’s Hurting the Appearance of Your Yard
Think about the way your fence makes the rest of your home look. If it’s run-down or damaged, it will make your landscaping look less impactful. Worse, it can make the rest of your home look poorly maintained. If you think your fence isn’t elevating your home’s exterior, it’s time for an upgrade.

Repairs Cost More Than the Replacement
In most cases, taking care of minor repairs will always be cheaper than replacing a fence entirely. However, it depends on the type of damage you’re dealing with. When you schedule an appointment for repairs, your contractor will give you an estimate. If the repairs cost more than the price of a new fence, go ahead and make the upgrade. You’ll end up saving money in the long-run.

It Doesn’t Give You the Privacy You Need
Many fences help boost privacy in your yard. This means you shouldn’t be able to see everything your neighbors are up to. The next time you’re in your yard, pay attention to the amount of privacy you have in the space. If you can see your neighbor’s yard clearly, it’s time to schedule a fence replacement. 

Get Your Estimate Today
If you think your home needs a new fence or just want a professional to inspect the safety and condition of your fence, don’t wait. Contact us to schedule a free estimate. We’ll inspect your entire fence and make sure it’s in good condition. If it needs repairs or you want a complete upgrade, we’re here to help. 
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