When Is The Right Time To Replace Your Fence?

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Right Time To Replace Your Fence

Home maintenance is a complicated beast. You can spend a whole weekend cleaning the outside of your home, only to notice something else that needs to be done the next day. Between all of that ongoing maintenance, there’s one thing that often gets left behind: the fence! Fences are an important, but often overlooked part of any backyard. 

They may not require much maintenance, but they still need some care every now and then. What if your fence is looking a little past its prime, though? Well, it may be time for a replacement. But there’s no need to rush into it. Here are signs that you need to replace your fence.

Got a timber fence? Here’s when you need to replace your fence with an aluminium one

At the moment, fencing is moving towards aluminium materials. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of timber fences out there. Fortunately, timber fences offer pretty clear signs when it’s time to replace them. First, look at the colour. If your timber fence isn’t painted, it should be a nice natural colour. The grain should be easy to see, as well. If it’s particularly dark and looks as though it’s wet most of the time, it probably needs replacing. The reason for that is rot. Timber fences rot quite easily over time, especially in the Queensland environment. Generally, there’s not too much you can do to stop it. That’s why aluminium is emerging as one of the most popular fencing materials.

Aluminium fences are exceptionally durable – what are the signs that you need to replace one?

Why exactly are aluminium fences so popular? It all comes down to durability. Just like aluminium boats, aluminium fences don’t rust or rot. They can stand up to all weather conditions with no risk of corrosion or deterioration. Add a powder coat on top of that, and you get great looks and even more durability still! However, that’s not to say aluminium fences are entirely invincible. There are some things that can affect aluminium fences, and the occasional knock is one. If a heavy tree falls on your aluminium fence, or someone accidentally reverses a few centimetres too far, it can take a hit. If your aluminium fence has sustained one too many knocks, it may look a little disfigured and bent. If that’s the case, it may be time to replace your fence.

Pool fences are a vital safety feature: Here’s how to know when to replace a pool fence

Pool fences are the most important fences in any home. Pool fences are a legal requirement, but more importantly still, they’re a safety feature. Pool fences save lives. So it pays to keep a close eye on yours and take action when it’s time to replace your fence. But how can you tell? First, look for the obvious signs. Is there any way a small child you get through your pool fence? If there’s any doubt at all, you need to replace your new fence with a sturdy and professionally installed new one. Also, look for the early signs of wear. Maybe there’s a loose post in one part or a strange angle in another. If that’s the case, get the experts around to assess your fence, and replace it if necessary.

If your fence is looking a bit faded, does that mean you need to replace it?

If you’ve got a powder-coated aluminium fence that’s losing a bit of its shine, do you need to replace it? Not necessarily. Powder coating does offer some protective qualities, but aluminium won’t rust or corrode without it. Mostly, powder coating is aesthetic when it comes to aluminium fences. That means you can look into getting your fence re-coated if you want some of that sleek shine back. Otherwise, it’ll likely be fine. Of course, if there’s any doubt, get in touch with the experts. 

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