Maintaining Your Fence Panels
TREATMENT AND CARE OF YOUR FENCING
The first step in caring for your fence is to ensure that it is installed carefully and that all cross cuts on posts, rails, featheredge etc. should have been treated with grain treatment. Post tops benefit from post caps, during a dry spell the posts will inevitably open up as they dry unevenly. When we get a shower of rain, the moisture will penetrate particularly through the top of the post. Any bushes or undergrowth should have been cut back to stop abrasion or ivy/brambles forcing their way between the slats of the fence.
Before any maintenance treatment is carried out it is recommended to begin by power-washing the fence to remove fungal growth, surface dirt and grit. It might be worth speaking to the neighbours too, fences have two sides and ideally should be treated both sides, plus they might not appreciate being power-washed or being speckled with fencing stain.
At Monton Fencing we mainly stock products that have been pressure treated, usually tanalised or dipped in preservative. Tanalising is a vacum process where the timber is pressure impregnated with a preservative to reduce fungal decay. A small amount of regular maintenance will provide extra protection against fading and weathering and keep your fence looking good for longer.
PAINTING NEW FENCE PANELS
Panels are treated with Decorative Anti Fungi Preservative which gives it some form of protection. Its Recommended that you paint your panels between 6 – 12 months allowing them to weather naturally. NEVER paint in direct sunlight or rain.
When treating your new panels we recommend that you paint both sides other wise it could cause the boards to warp. We stock a range of fence preservatives from rot and decay to 1 year to 5 years protection.
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