New South Wales is known to have extreme summers, so before the heat gets too much, you need to take action and protect your Wollongong fence from the sun! Summer weather conditions tend to be particularly tough on any kind of fences, especially those made of wood or timber. Therefore, safeguarding your fence should be of top priority so it can stay attractive and functional throughout the warm and dry season, whether you are in Cordeaux Heights, Corrimal, Dapto, or Fairy Meadow. Here are some useful tips for your Illawarra fence this summer.
Check for Rust
All chain link fences have hinges which are often the first thing to rust. Additionally, if you have a wrought iron fence, check for rust around the joints. Once these become rusted, they can be very hard to deal with as they can damage your fence in the long run while also making it hard to use. Replace any minor parts that are damaged or rusted as soon as possible to avoid serious, long-term problems that could potentially require you to repair or replace your fence.
Though some plants along with other vines may look beautiful growing on your fence, they tend to discolor and damage it over time. Having vegetation on or close to your fence may attract insects and animals that can chew through or nest in it. Before it comes to this, make sure to trim your grass and weeds, remove vines, and prune overhanging plants or trees. Trees can also damage your fence especially if they fall on your property due to harsh weather conditions. Cut off any looming tree branches.
Before the temperature gets too hot or the weather gets too humid, give your fence a good pressure washing. in order to get rid of any mold, mildew, or algae buildups, which tend to worsen as temperatures rise. Pressure washing will also save you time in cleaning your fences, so you can be ready to entertain summer guests. Plus, it is a great way to prepare your fence for staining, finishing, or any further work you’re planning to do.
Stain and Finish
The most important thing to do if you have a wooden fence is to stain and finish it before it gets exposed to the extremely hot weather for far too long. Stain the wood any color you wish, then finish it with a sealant that will make it resistant to sunlight, heat, and water. Otherwise, the sun’s heat will wash out the color and summer rains may cause rotting and water damages which will then lead to bigger worries.
Taking the time to properly prepare your Wollongong fence to withstand the coming summer can have a positive, long term impact. The tips above are each specified to make sure you can take good care of your fence this summer. If you have a wrought iron, chainlink, or aluminium fence, make sure to check for rusted parts and change them. If you have a timber fence, a proper staining and finishing will do the job. Removing vegetation and pressure washing is essential to all of those kinds of fences. If you do this, you'll surely have an Illawarra fence that's in prime condition for many summers to come.