Fence Repair: When to Call a Professional

Fences are often an overlooked feature of your home until they are drastically damaged. Although fence repairs don’t need to happen as often as your deck repairs, there is a definite time when it’s beneficial to call in the professionals. SEAL-A-DECK does not just offer decking maintenance services, we want to help you with your fence and gate upkeep as well. Our mission is to give our customers across New England an outdoor living space they’re proud of and that includes your deck, fence, furniture, lights, and more. Below you will find examples of the best time to call in a professional for your fence repair.

Excessive Wear

Often, the first thing you will notice about a failing fence is the wear and tear. The boards may begin to look worn or uneven. They may not sit as tall as they once did. Once you begin to see the signs of disrepair, it’s time to call a professional. This is something you don’t want to ignore because the problems will only progress into a more time consuming and costly fix. Fence damage only worsens over time and can be an eyesore not just for you, but your neighbors as well. You want to protect your privacy and investment by maintaining a working fence and gate. When hiring a professional, you are certain to get the repairs you need by someone who knows what they’re doing and can help you maintain your investment for years to come.

Damaged Posts

Sagging or learning posts can also be alarming to homeowners. If the posts are supported by concrete, this is not a repair that is easily accomplished without an experienced professional. There are various reasons why a post could be falling, such as rotting wood, ground movement, or even a bent post if they are made out of metal. The repair for this type of damage can be anything from excavating the post, backfilling the hole, or even using brackets. There is not a universal approach to fixing a post and the best solution can be determined easily by a professional contractor like SEAL-A-DECK.

You’re Not Comfortable

There’s a situation when your fence or gate isn’t working properly and although it may not seem like a lot of damage, you’re just not comfortable with the way the fence looks or holds up. A fence is an important part of your home and if you have missing material, lifting boards, exposed nails, these can all be things that concern you, regardless of how advanced the damage may be.

If you don’t love the way your fence represents your home, call someone to fix it. If your biggest concern is cost, you will be pleasantly surprised to know that the sooner you call us in, the better. The Home Depot says that “mending a sagging gate or replacing a broken slat are fairly minor repairs that may cost $100-$200. Replacing a large section of damaged or fallen fencing is a much bigger job that could cost $500 or more”. So call us even when you think you may be overreacting. Your estimate is always free and it can be the difference between a mending and a large replacement.

Call a Professional

SEAL-A-DECK has many years of experience providing quality repairs and service to home and business owners across New England. We understand how important your fence is to your comfort and want to help you. Give us a call today at 1-877-SEALADECK to discuss your fencing options.


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