Enhance the longevity of your fence panels with these valuable tips.

4th Mar 2024

Enhance the longevity of your fence panels with these valuable tips

Welcome to our blog where we will explore valuable tips on prolonging the lifespan of fence panels. If you have timber fence panels in your garden, you understand the significance of maintaining them in top condition. Whether you are a DIY enthusiast or simply aiming to provide your fence with some extra care, we have you covered with these straightforward yet efficient strategies. By implementing these methods, you will be able to enhance the durability of your fence panels and ensure they remain visually appealing for years to come.

MARCH, 2024

Apply a protective finish 

Use a weather resistant stain or paint to prtect the wood from moisture and UV. Our recommendations:

Creosote- is a wood preservative that aids in safeguarding against rot, decay, and insect damage. It is frequently utilized for outdoor constructions such as fences and railroad ties. Nevertheless, it is crucial to exercise caution when dealing with creosote because of its toxicity.

Everbuilds wood stain- This product is of superior quality, enhancing the natural beauty of wood while offering protection against UV rays and weathering. Available in a range of colors, it provides long-lasting protection against moisture and fading..

Complete wood protector-  Another form of wood treatment product is available to help protect against rot, decay, and insect infestation. This product usually offers a higher level of protection for the wood.

Regularly clean and maintain 

Make sure to clean off any debris or dirt from the panels and check for any signs of damage. Be sure to fix or swap out any loose or rotting boards right away.

keep vegetation away

Make sure to trim any plants or bushes that are touching or growing close to the fence. This will stop moisture from accumulating and lower the chances of rot setting in.

Gravel boards and fence posts ensure extra protection

Installing gravel boards at the base of your fence panels can provide an extra layer of protection against moisture build-up caused by the typical British weather. This will help safeguard the base of your fencing and maintain its durability over time. Additionally, gravel boards contribute to a more polished and tidy appearance for your fence.

Post caps to finish your fencing

Adding post caps and panel capping to fencing offers an additional level of protection for various reasons. Initially, post caps serve to prevent water from infiltrating the vulnerable ends of the fence posts, thereby averting potential rot and decay over time. Moreover, they contribute a decorative element to your fence. Conversely, panel caps assist in shielding the upper part of the fence panels from direct exposure to external elements like rain and sunlight. This, in turn, helps prevent warping, cracking, and fading, ultimately extending the lifespan of the fence. In essence, it is akin to providing your fence with a touch of extra armor and style!

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Explore our top-notch timber fence panels today! With a variety of designs and sizes to choose from, our fence panels will enhance any environment. For more details or guidance on your fence panels or a future project, feel free to reach out to us at 01522 888784 .