Fencing in the winter months can produce many challenges. Up and down the country, fencing Shropshire and Staffordshire is covered in frost or sometimes even snow.
Whilst we have been blessed with uncharacteristically good weather for this time of year, the cold months still present many different challenges, especially when it comes to how best to reserve and protect your fencing.
At Weston Sawmill, we care about all of your fencing needs. So let’s take a look at some of the most helpful tips and tricks to winter proof your fencing in Staffordshire and Shropshire this winter.
On average, the UK in January sees almost 18 days a month worth of rainfall whilst February and March are almost, if not just as, damp. In Staffordshire, the average temperature for January through to March is only 5 degrees celsius. There is also upwards of a 20% increased chance of snowfall during the aforementioned months.
From this you might understand that it is of paramount importance to ensure your fence is protected against wet weather.
One of the most effective ways to do this is to apply a silicone or acrylic sealant to your fence. Not only does this protective sealant act as a barrier protecting your fence from water and cold weather, it also protects against UV Rays and other extreme weather conditions too.
As previously touched upon, the colder winter months in the UK can see snow. As any UK citizen would tell you when the snow starts to fall, it can be quite problematic.
Whilst you might be worried about getting sufficient shopping in, you might want to consider when potential damage the snow might cause to your fence.
Snow will eventually melt and when it does this, it will leave your fence incredibly cold and damp. If left untreated, this can lead to your fence leaning, this where the previously mentioned treatment comes in.
Perform Necessary Checks
It is essential to perform checks when the weather is still good to ensure your fence is in the best condition possible to tackle harsh weather that might come it’s way. These checks can include:
- Checking the posts to ensure they are sturdy
- Removing any debris or any loose hanging branches
- A general physical wellbeing check
These are just some of the necessary checks you can perform to ensure your fence will be in the best shape possible this winter.
If you have any other questions regarding protecting your fencing this coming winter, be sure to contact us.
Additionally, be sure to check out our website for more information regarding fencing and decking in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire.