4 Signs Your Old Fence Needs an Upgrade

A growing number of people are choosing to invest in fencing. In fact, between 2019 and 2020, demand for fencing rose by 166%, according to ProRemodeler! This surge in interest was sparked by many factors, including concerns about privacy, increased interest in outdoor living spaces, and the availability of no-contact installation. If your home already has fencing, you may not have paid much attention to the fencing boom. However, fences aren't built to last forever, and if you have an older fence, you may want to talk to a fence company. Here are a few signs that your fence is due for an upgrade.

1. It's Leaning Over

Fencing should stay firmly in place. If your fencing is starting to lean, it could collapse in the near future. Leaning can be a sign of serious issues with your fencing, including weak posts or warped boards. It's better to replace your fence before you run into serious problems.

2. It Has Holes

A fence that's covered with holes can be unsightly, but appearances aren't the only reason to upgrade your fence. Holes are typically a sign of a pest infestation. A hole-riddled fence could be a home for termites or other insects. You should remove your fence before these pests damage your home.

3. There Are Missing Boards

Fencing is supposed to provide privacy, but you can't enjoy that benefit if your fence has started to come down. Instead of learning to live with a partial fence, talk to a fence company. After your old fence comes down, installing a new fence will give you all the privacy you need.

4. It Needs Costly Repairs

It makes sense to spend money on repairs when you have a newer fence. However, if your fence is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might be better to put that money toward a new fence instead. Older fences are more vulnerable to damage, and it's likely that your fence will need more repairs in the future. Replacing your fence is the most cost-effective option.

Having a fence in your yard benefits you in all kinds of ways. A fence defines boundaries, keeps your property secure, and can improve the appearance of your home. Unfortunately, you won't be able to enjoy any of those perks if your fence is in bad shape. Ready to hire a fence company? Don't hesitate to Contact Safeguard Fence & Deck to start the process of installing a beautiful new fence in your backyard.

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