Five Ways to Make Maintaining and Replacing Your Fences a Lot Easier

January 8, 2020Mandi Morrison

If you’ve ever had to spend a bit of time replacing your fences and changing your backyard, then you’ll know that it can take a long to get anything done. Whether it’s needing to paint several coats on your fences in a single evening or having a large area to cover, there are plenty of things that will cause slowdowns in the work.

So in this post, we’re going to present to you five ways to make replacing and maintaining your fences a lot easier. By using some smart tips and general maintenance tricks, you’ll have a much easier time taking care of your fences.

Maintain them more often for less work each time

In order to make maintaining your fences less time-consuming, consider doing it more often. For instance, if you currently maintain your fences once a year, consider doing it once every 3 to 6 months for less work overall. This is a good idea if your fences are frequently worn down by the weather and need a lot of care for them to look great.

Using post bases

There are some very useful adjustable post base spikes that you can purchase online and from a number of different DIY stores. These are fantastic options for helping you install a fence without requiring you to dig the posts into the ground. This means that you can simply remove the fence with minimal force, paint or maintain them, then lock them back into place. This can save you a lot of time if you’re frequently repainting your fences.

Work in sections if you find it difficult to do the whole thing at once

If you have a relatively large garden then it’s worth splitting it into several sections that you can work on separately, This will help you split up the task to make it doable over a weekend or several evenings. This is generally a good idea if you have a large area to cover and only a limited amount of time.

Keep your garden free of clutter

One of the most time-consuming aspects of cleaning, repainting or maintaining our fences is needing to move everything out of the way. To make this process faster, make sure you keep your garden free of clutter and aim to keep it that way so that when it comes to maintaining or cleaning your fences, you’ll find it far less time-consuming.

Switch away from a traditional painted wooden fence

If you’re tired of the high maintenance required of a traditional wooden fence, then you may want to consider something different such as a chain-link fence with some slats behind it. There are plenty of unique options that can look stunning if you invest in it, so make sure you look for inspiration online or speak with a contractor for some ideas. Of course, many of these fence ideas can also be done by yourself with the right materials.

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