Sometimes a portion of a fence is in poor shape but the rest of it is still in great condition. Rather than replacing the entire fence, you may still be able to get a few more years out of your current fence if you just repair the damaged section. Here are some tips to help you through this process.
- Determine the Damaged Area: Assess the damaged are and decide if it is worth repairing or if you need a new fence altogether. This is usually a personal decision and is based on how much repair you really want to tackle. If the damaged area spans more than two consecutive panels (roughly 20ft) it may be time for a new fence. The larger the repair area, the more difficult the repair job.
- Get Replacement Material and Necessary Tools: Before you go tearing down the old section of fence it makes sense to get the proper tools and replacement material ahead of time. In some instances you may just need a few support brackets to reconnect your fence, in others you may need to replace as much as the post.
- Tear Down the Damaged Section: Time to remove the damaged area of fencing. You may be able to re-use material here so be careful in what you tear down. Obviously, try and salvage as much of the old fence as possible.
- Repair the Fence: Install your replacement material. Make sure everything is square and level and give the fence a good shake to make sure it is stable enough to handle winds and random impacts from the environment.
Reparing a fence is not an easy task and if at any point you are in doubt, contact a professional fence installation company for assistance.