Cedar fencing is a popular choice for many homeowners due to its natural beauty and durability. However, harsh weather conditions can take a toll on cedar fencing, causing it to deteriorate and lose its aesthetic appeal. Maintaining cedar fencing during harsh weather is essential to ensure that it remains in great condition for decades to come.
The first step in maintaining cedar fencing during harsh weather is understanding the seasonal changes in your area and how they relate to fencing. For example, if you live in an area that experiences heavy snowfall, you’ll need to take extra precautions to prevent snow damage. On the other hand, if you live in an area that experiences high winds, you’ll need to take steps to secure your fence to prevent wind damage.
To combat snow damage, it’s important to regularly clear snow from your cedar fencing. This can be done with a snow shovel or a snow blower. Be sure to clear the snow from the top of the fencing to prevent it from accumulating and causing damage. Additionally, it’s important to use a deicing agent to prevent ice from forming on the fencing. This will help to prevent the fencing from warping or cracking due to the expansion and contraction caused by freezing temperatures.
Preventative measures can also be taken to keep your cedar fencing looking good as new. One such measure is to regularly seal or stain the fencing. This will help to protect the fencing from the elements, including rain, snow, and sun. Additionally, regular cleaning of the fencing can help to remove dirt, grime, and other debris that can cause damage over time.
Finally, it’s important to keep an eye out for any signs of damage or wear. This includes warping, cracking, or rotting. If you notice any signs of damage, it’s important to take steps to address the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
For more information or to get a quote from one of our representatives, please contact us here. With the right care and maintenance, your cedar fencing can remain in great condition for decades to come, providing you and your family with a beautiful and durable outdoor space.