A wood fence is a beautiful, functional addition to any home. In addition to adding street value, wood fences provide extra privacy and security to the area they surround. Unlike vinyl or aluminum fences, however, wood fences require some TLC every now and then to keep them looking great. Maintaining your wood fence can extend its life for many years.

The best way to ensure a long life for you wood fence is to be sure it’s installed correctly. At Fence Central in Haines City, FL, we custom build all wood fences on-site, using only the highest-rated pressure treated 2×4’s and concrete to securely set all posts.

Once your fence is installed, you’ll likely need to seal or paint it every 3-5 years, depending on the type of weather its exposed to and the type of sealant or paint you use. When you go to repaint or stain you fence, check for rot, cracks, and mold. Consider using a pressure washer with water or a water-vinegar mix if there is a lot of stubborn mold or moss growing on the wood. If there are any major places of rot or instability, consider having those pieces replaced so that the integrity of your fence remains intact.