Fence Repair Burnaby
When it comes to fences, if you use a high quality material, keep up with your fence maintenance, and have a professional fence contractor do the installation, the chances of your fence requiring a repair is very slim. Fences should be made to be durable as they are always exposed to the elements. Mother nature effects fences in different ways depending on the type of material that is being used. Wood fences as an example are much more vulnerable to the elements as it is an organic material. Regardless of preventative measure you take, sometimes mother nature just gets the better of your wood fence.
Constant exposure to water/ground water is a receipt for rotting and can make your fence crumble. Depending on how a fence is built, strong winds can cause it to be blown over. This is usually due to most wood fence designs not allowing for air to pass through. This leads to the fence resisting the wind and causing it to potentially topple.
A commonly overlooked element is sun exposure. If your fence doesn't have proper protection, you fence may dry out over time which will cause it to weaken and potentially crack. Sun exposure can also make the colour of your fence fade if it is not protected properly.
There are times when damage can occur that is unfortunately our of your hands. Your neighbours tree could fall on your fence, vegetation and roots can grow through a fence, scratches from animals and rodents, and vandalization from humans as well.
Whatever caused the damage to your fence, there is usually an economical way to repair it. If a fence panel is in place but not standing upright, this is usually the result of a damaged post that is no longer supporting the weight of the fence. This could be a pretty straight forward job as it may just be replacing or re-seating the post.
If the structure of the fence is okay but the planks or panels are damaged, replacing the damaged pieces could be a possible solution. In many cases, it can be more economical to replace the entire panel itself. Our fence repair experts will assess the damage and find the best repair solution for you.
Fences that are made of metals have a less chance to be damaged from the elements as they are a stronger material. The majority of metal fences have rails so wind is usually not a factor in damages. A metal privacy fence would be sturdy enough that only extreme outlier levels of winds would be able to knock it down. The sun will rarely ever cause damage to metal fences as it doesn't get nearly hot enough in the lower mainland for the metal to warp.
Water is the main concern when it comes to metal fences and it can cause rust which will make your fence brittle. A protective coat is a must with metal fences as you want to make sure there is zero chance of your fence rusting. Rust is very tricky to stop but we are still able to prolong the life of your fence even if it appears. Like other fences, metal fences are not immune to other larger damages such as trees falling or human error types of events.
If any cutting or welding is involved, metal fence repairs can become a little bit trickier. Our team is experienced in all types of fence repair and will make sure to find the most economic solution for you. At times the damage may look small but in reality, a larger replacement may make more sense in the long run. If your fence requires a repair, don't hesitate to reach out to our team.