Should you have your fence repaired or replaced?
One of the usual areas that come to our attention is our fence. Most homeowners start weighing out the costs on what their renovation budget can accommodate – a replacement or repair?
Before making a decision, there are a few things that you need to check and consider to know what your options are with regard to your fence.
Is it worth the money?
You need to evaluate, with the help of a fence repair expert, on the extent of the repair that you need to do to your fence. Some say that if you have to replace more than 20% of the fence panels then it is time to replace the entire fence.
You have to determine whether the amount of money, time and effort that you and your contractor would spend to repair your fence would be worth it, especially if your fence is already very old. Salvaging your fence will not be worth the effort if it has already reached its 20 to 25-year period.
Can it still secure your property?
We have fences installed to secure our family from the dangers that are happening outside our homes. When you are assessing whether to have your fence replaced or repaired, you need to ask this question: Can it still provide security for my family, if I have the fence repaired? If your answer is yes, then go ahead and proceed with the repair works. However, if you are uneasy with the current state of your fence, it would be best to replace it. You would not want to sacrifice your family’s safety for a few cost-savings, right?
You should make sure that you can sleep soundly at night, knowing that the fence you have installed can protect your family from the dangers outside your perimeter.
How are the hinges and bolts coming along?
Overall, your fence might still look okay but you have to look closely and check whether the hinges and bolts holding your fence together are still intact. If you notice just a few loose screws here and there, you don’t have to replace the entire fence. You can just replace the loose or rusty screws and your fence will still be in good working condition.
After five years, doing a routine maintenance check on your fence would be good so that you will have an idea which parts of your fence would need to be repaired or replaced. This will be a good way for you to start allotting a budget especially when you notice that a portion of your fence is beginning to rot or is already showing signs of distress.
Of course, you do not have to do all of these alone. You can hire fence repair experts like Round Rock Fence & Deck to help you. They will be able to give you their assessment and point out areas of concern with regard to your fence. Book an appointment with them now and get a full assessment of your fence.