Wood fences are among the most popular due to their traditional look, and their natural beauty. However, wooden fences do not last forever and will begin to deteriorate over time.
While routine maintenance and repair can extend the life of your ‘wooden frost fence’ (which is also known as ‘clture antigel en bois’ in the French language), there will come a day where you will need to have it replaced. Yet, how will you know if the fence has reached the end of its life, or if it can be repaired?
There are a few key signs you can look out for that can indicate that it may be time to consider having your fence replaced. Here are just a few of these signs that can indicate the need for a new fence installation.
One of the easiest signs to detect that can indicate that your fence may need replacement is if you notice broken and/or damaged boards. Over time, deterioration, as well as wear and tear, can cause boards to become damaged.
Another sign that your fence has aged past its prime is if you notice that it has begun to sag, or is even leaning to one side or another.
Signs of Insect Damage
Insect damage can be fatal to a wooden fence, as it can result in its structure being compromised. Signs of holes, gnawing, or boring in your fence can indicate the presence of an insect infestation.
Many signs can indicate that your fence may need replacement. In the end when you catch the damage and the age of your fence it will likely determine that if it need to be replaced or not.