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Winter and Your Wooden Privacy Fence


With the official start of winter just a few weeks away, it’s time for homeowners to look to the months ahead and begin to assess what seasonal repairs and maintenance are necessary around their home’s exterior before the extremely cold weather rolls in. An often overlooked part of the home is the privacy fence that surrounds the yard.


What to Watch For

Homeowners with a wooden fence of any kind should consider whether their fence is in need of some regular maintenance and touch-up, such as a coat of sealer or stain wood treatment (for unfinished fences) or perhaps another coat of paint (for painted surfaces) before the harsh winter weather arrives to wreak havoc on their wooden fence. Of all the things to keep an eye out for, mold, mildew, and wood rot are the most serious and most common threats to a wooden fence of any kind. That’s why it’s of utmost importance to consult with a knowledgeable and trustworthy fence expertthat can help you properly prepare your wood fence for the winter.


What About Vinyl?

While a quality wooden privacy fence can effectively last up to 20 years, some homeowners consider upgrading to a non-wooden fence material such as vinyl (known as PVC), aluminum, or steel, if they’re looking to do away with the maintenance and upkeep altogether. While vinyl fences generally tend to cost more than their wooden counterparts, they also tend to last longer, and with less need for frequent maintenance and general upkeep.


Call First Fence Today

No matter if you’re needing seasonal maintenance, repair, or upkeep for your wood fence, considering a vinyl fence, or are looking for a trustworthy source for installation of your very first fence, the fence pros at First Fence of Georgia are more than happy to consult with you in every instance to not only determine which material works best for you and your home, but also install it properly for accuracy and longevity. With over 15 years of experience installing some of the Atlanta area’s most elegant fences for both residential and commercial properties, you can be sure that you’re in great hands with First Fence of Georgia for all your fencing needs.


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