This is the time of year to keep an extra eye out for any wear and tear on your fencing, gates, and decking. Repairing any damage before damp, cold weather sets in greatly reduces the risk of structural collapse – and with less foliage on the ground, there’s easier access.
Here are the key things to take care of:
Repair or replace rotten posts
Secure any loose fixings
Replace damaged timber
Apply wood preserve at the base of fence posts (it’s important to treat below ground level, as well)
Apply wood treatment to timber above ground level
Remember, secured fences and gates have a much better chance of withstanding those brisk winds and heavy rains. Keeping them properly maintained is a sure way to saving you money over the long term.