Getting Your Fence Ready for Winter

The leaves are starting to change and fall to the ground, and although we don’t want to believe it, winter is just around the corner in the Westchester, White Plains, Yonkers, and Armonk, NY areas. Now’s the perfect time to start getting your house and yard prepped for the long winter months. Putting patio furniture in the shed for winter storage, taking out the snowplow, and packing up landscaping ornaments and solar lights are just some of the things you may be doing. Along with these tasks, homeowners should think about winterizing their fences.

Winters in the Westchester, White Plains, Yonkers, and Armonk, NY areas can be harsh, wreaking havoc on our fences. Rain, sleet, ice, and snow cause damage to fences, and the cold weather takes a toll on fencing materials, some more than others. If you fail to take the time to winterize your fence, you could risk decreasing your security, reducing your privacy, decreasing your curb appeal, and leaving your fence susceptible to expensive repairs and/or replacements.

Wood Fences

When it comes to wood fencing, they aren’t really made to stand up to the cold and wet weather brought on by winter. No matter what kind of wood fence you have, it’s important to make sure it is ready for the upcoming weather. Scrub your fence down with a detergent and bleach mix then stain and seal your fence prior to the weather changing, before it can cause more damage to your wood. If your wood is rotted, remove it before the rot spreads.

Vinyl Fences

Unlike wood fences, vinyl is ready to take on the winter months as it is very low-maintenance. Clean the fence to make sure it is free from leaves and other debris that can cause mildew to grow on the fence. You can powerwash or hand wash the fence using soap and warm water. While washing, take note of any damage, missing pieces, loose parts, etc. This should all be fixed before winter arrives to keep it in good condition.

Contact Our Fence Company

No matter what type of fence you have on your property in the Westchester, White Plains, Yonkers, or Armonk, NY areas, it is important to be proactive. The steps you need to take to winterize your fence may take just a short time and will be helpful in protecting it during the winter months. At Globe Fence & Railings, we specialize in all types of fences and fence services for whatever your needs might be. Whether you are looking for a commercial or residential fencing contractor, our team has your best interests in mind. Our team can handle the work for unbeatable quality at a price that our competitors can’t match. From new installs to repairs service and more, we can do it all. For more information or to schedule services, contact our fence company today!