fencing in shropshire - weather maintenance

Protecting Your Fencing from Adverse Weather

While the British weather can be quite unpredictable, one thing you are able to control is the continued maintenance of your brand new fencing.

Weston Sawmill is the leading provider of high-quality fencing for customers right across Shropshire and Staffordshire, meaning we know a thing or two about keeping your fencing looking spectacular.

Here we are going to explore a number of issues and how you can fix them in no time.

4 Issues That Can Affect Fences

  1. Fix Any Existing Damage – If there is a storm on the way, check your fencing and secure any wobbly fence posts by replacing or reinforcing individual posts and replace any broken or damaged panels. It is also vital to check your fencing again following a big storm and make any repairs, as necessary.
  2. Keep the Base of Your Fence Dry – It is equally important to keep fencing out of contact with the moist ground as water collecting at the base of the fence leads to rot quickly. Removing debris around the bottom of the fence and make sure you have sufficient drainage in case of heavy rain. We would also recommend installing concrete or pressure-treated gravel boards for protection against moisture and rot.
  3. Prune Overhanging Plants – If you have overhanging branches that are liable to fall in high winds or heavy snow they will need cutting, as this could lead to costly damage to your fence.
  4. Protect the Wood – Using a preservative helps to protect against decay, mould and fungi. The right preservative depends on the type of wood your fence is made from and if it has already been pressure-treated or not.

Pressure-treated wood already has protection against damp, mould and insects, so will require alternative treatment to freshly sawn timber. It is possible to use a preservative on a pressure-treated fence as long as it is specifically designed for this purpose.

The Leading Provider of Fencing in Shropshire

If you are considering getting a new fence, look no further than Weston Sawmill. We offer the widest selection of fencing in Shropshire plus decking if you looking to completely revamp the look of your garden.

Contact us now for more information.