Fence Repair Coquitlam
If you stay on top of your maintenance work and had a professional fence contractor install your fence with high quality materials, the chances of a fence repair decrease significantly. Fences inherently have to be durable as they are constantly exposed to the elements. Mother nature can impact fences in differing ways depending on the material that was used. For example, wood fences can be vulnerable as it is an organic material. It can be prone to rotting and pesky critters getting into the wood. With proper preventative measures, you will be fine the majority of the times but sometimes the elements can just get the better of your wooden fence.
If a wood fence is constantly exposed to water or ground water, it can cause the fence to potentially rot and crumble. Depending on how the fence was installed, strong winds can also lead your fence to be blown over. This is caused from the typical design of wood fences as they don't have the best structure for air flow. The fence will resist the wind which could lead it to be toppled over.
An element that many people actually overlook is sun and uv exposure. If your fence is not protected in the proper way, your wood can dry out over time which will weaken the structure. This can lead to cracks and damages in your fence. Sun exposure can also lead to the color of your fence fading without proper protection.
There are times where natural causes create damage that is just out of your hands. A neighbouring tree can crush your fence, vegetation and roots can displace concrete or your fence, animals and rodents can scratch your fence, and vandalization from humans as well. Sometimes damage can occur that is out of your hands. A neighboring tree may fall on your fence, vegetation and roots can grow through a fence, animals and rodents can scratch a fence, and us humans can vandalize it as well.
If your fence is ever damaged, there is usually an economical way to repair it. As an example if a fence panel is in place but not properly upright, this could be due to a damaged post that isn't fully supporting the weight of the fence. For a job like this, it may be fairly straight forward as it would be a simple repair of replacing or re-seating the post.
A fence with damaged planks or panels that is still standing well may just need replacements of the damaged pieces. In some situations, the economical solution might be to replace the entire panel itself. Our fence repair contractors will always be make sure to asses the damages and find the right solution for your fence.
Fences that are made of metal (like aluminum, steel, or iron) are less susceptible to damages due to the strength of the material. Metal fences usually are made of rails so wind is almost never a factor. Even metal privacy fences are solid enough that only outlier level of winds would knock it over. If the winds are that strong, there are probably other parts of your property that you should be worried about. The temperature in the pacific northwest usually does not get hot enough for the metal to warp in anyway either.
The one element you need to be aware of is water as it can cause metals to rust which will make your fence brittle. A protective coatings is a must to ensure there is no risk of rusting. Rust can be one of those tricky things to stop once it appears but we are still able to prolong your fence even if rust is apparent. Metal fences are not 100% immune to damages as a falling tree or human error type of event can still damage a metal fence.
When repairing a metal fence, jobs tend to be a little trickier if there is any welding or cutting involved. Our repair team is experienced in all types of fences and will work with you to find the most economical solution to your damages. Some repairs may seem small at the surface level but in reality, replacing a larger portion of a fence can make more sense in the long run. If you are looking for a fence repair contractor, give our team a call and we would be more than happy to provide a free quote for your job.