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Is Your Fence Ready for Winter?

At Hillsborough Fencing we provide an extensive range of high quality fence products. Whether it is traditional, Euro, paling, or border panels, diamond lattices or trellis, we have what you need to create the perfect fences. We strive to offer the best materials possible for the most impressive prices and can cater for a variety of special needs.

With the summer coming to an end it is time to start looking at how you can prepare your fencing for the colder, wetter months ahead. Here are some useful tips that will help you.

1) Check the stability of fence posts

The reason so many fences fall over in autumn and winter is because the ground gets more saturated and becomes softer. When this happens it may no longer be able to support the weight of the fence. You should check posts before the wet weather comes. If they are not secure use some additional post mix.

2) Replace or repair broken panels

Wooden fence pannel

It is a good idea to do repairs or replacements now before the weather gets colder. This will help to prevent damage from spreading and the job will be easier when it is still dry. Throughout the autumn and winter keep an eye on the fence and stay on top of any damage, repairing it as soon as possible.

3) Treat the timber

Paint brush painting wooden fence

Cold, wet, windy weather can cause fences to wear much faster. One of the best ways to protect them is to add a protective coating, whether it is a preservative, a stain or paint. Add the new coat when the weather is still good and it will dry much faster. Remember to choose a treatment that is safe for people, pets, and the environment.

4) Maintain trees

Garden driveway with trees on either side

Overhanging branches can cause a surprising amount of damage to your fence. These limbs will collect moisture and snow, allowing it to drip down onto the fencing and keeping it wet for longer. This can result in faster deterioration. If the weight becomes too great the branches could also snap and fall onto the fence, causing all kinds of damage. Trim the limbs early and keep them cleared.

If you are looking to invest in a quality fence before winter we have the best fencing products for the most cost-effective prices. We also offer advice like the tips above so you can prepare fences and ensure they stand the best chance of getting through the colder months unscathed.

To find out more about any of our fencing products or looking after fences, please get in touch

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