Farm Fence Repair – A sturdy fence is a must for any farm. Above: Farm fence built by Total Equine Fencing
Farm Fencing For A Refreshing New Look
Farmers work hard to make their land look pleasing to the eye. A farm ringed by a rustic fence adds a charm that captures an authentic farm scene. Farm fences are as functional as they are attractive.
There are a variety of fence styles that provide security and coordinate well with the structures they surround.
Replace Or Repair – How To Decide
Most farm fences can be easily repaired unless there has been major deterioration or damage from storms or extremes of weather temperatures. Determine whether the fence can be salvaged with a little repair. This is the most economical step to keeping farm fencing fresh looking. If repair is more feasible, determine the length of fencing that needs repair. Repair can be done in increments for corrals, pastures and livestock enclosures.
Keep in mind that the longer a fence remains in disrepair, the more costly repairs may be. This is one reason to maintain farm fencing and make regular inspections of their general condition. This includes inspections of fence posts and related joinings/joints and parts. Once a farm fence shows signs of wear, repair should be done as quickly as possible.
Farm Fencing Repair – Quick And Cost-effective
Thanks to today’s new technologies, farm fence repair is quick and cost-effective. The benefit of technology is a virtually undetectable fence repair that matches woods and metals to the existing fence material perfectly. Decorative farm fencing gets a second life with proper repair and keeps the farm looking neat and refreshed. Repair experts can be found on most social media venues. Look for those with the most experienced in farm fencing repair to ensure top quality. This is also a good way to compare pricing to arrive at a reasonable cost for repairs.
Also check the material composition of the fencing. This may be wood, galvanized steel in bar or chair link, galvanized wire, woven wire, mesh, aluminum or PVC. Each of these is available for functional and decorative fencing to match existing fences. Split rail fencing is a traditional look originally created from wood. Today, split rail fences can be manufactured from poly vinyls as well as from sturdy wood. These are the easiest to repair as they require fewer parts replacements.
Things To Do Before Fence Repair
Once the fence has been fully inspected, there are several things to do before calling a repair expert. Measure the area of fence to be repaired. A faster way to obtain a clearly visual assessment of repair is to use a digital camera or a smart phone to photograph the actual location of repairs needed. This can be downloaded to the repair shop to expedite the order for repair. Before repair begins, discuss labor and installation costs as well as the materials needed to complete repair. Check credentials of the repair company and warranties for service and parts replacement if applicable. Discuss the time involved in completing the repair project. Take before and after photographs to insure satisfaction.
This post was provided by Tiffany Lindsey, a horse show enthusiast and farm owner. She needed fence repair services to update the look of her farm and called Total Equine Fencing. She was more than satisfied with the results.